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The more active our kids are, the better they function emotionally and behaviorally. Getting outside for fresh air and fun is even better! It’s important to us that our children develop a love for the world around them. Let’s face it – the more active our kids are, the better they sleep at night, too. Win! Here are five outdoor gross motor activities for any season:
Use sidewalk chalk to create a bicycle obstacle course
Bring out the sidewalk chalk and create stop signs, traffic cones, arrows and other obstacles for your kids. They’ll enjoy biking through the obstacle course!
Hunt for treasure
Depending on your child’s age, a treasure hunt can be as simple as finding a stick or as complex as burying toys in the sand or snow!
No matter the season, you can get out and play ball! Kick a soccer ball around in the fall, throw a football in the winter, play catch in spring, shoot hoops with a basketball in summer. Get the family moving and work on hand-eye coordination.
Create a physical obstacle course
Run around the tree, climb the playground ladder, go down the slide, spin in a circle, jump twice and start again! Use your imagination to create an obstacle course for your child. Heavy work is excellent sensory input. You can even use a timer to see if they can make a personal record!
Explore the trails
Trails are beautiful in any season. Snow-covered trails reveal animal tracks. Autumn leaves provide a delightful crunch underfoot. Go on an outdoor adventure!
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