Inside: This collection of Christmas gross motor activities are perfect for the holidays when your kids have lots of energy to burn. Would be fun for a party, too!
There are a lot of Christmas ideas out there that require sitting at a table, or with little movement.
But what about when the kids need to release some energy?
I found 16 Christmas gross motor activities that are perfect for home, school, parties – anytime you want to get moving! Invite the children to enjoy a Christmas snack, and then get moving to a few of these large motor activities.
Once the energy burns off, they can sit and have fun putting together your choice of simple art activities.
16 Christmas Gross Motor Activities that Keep Toddlers and Preschoolers Moving
The activities are numbered to match the numbered photos below them. Enjoy!
- The whole family can enjoy a snowman slam game! (Growing a Jeweled Rose)
- Play Pin the Nose on the Reindeer. (Living on the Crafty Side of Life)
- Have fun with these Christmas workouts with your kids. (Toddler Approved)
- Shoot pom poms through a cardboard snowman. (Leafy Treetops)
5. Go on a candy cane hunt. (Dirt and Boogers)
6. Download these Christmas action cards and get your kids moving! (Oopsy Daisy)
7. Run and dance with jingle bell streamers. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
8. Do the gingerbread number hop! (Toddler Approved)
9. Learn about arctic animals while doing yoga during Christmas break. (Kids Yoga Stories)
10. Put a ball between your knees for a penguin waddle race. (Brilliant Beginnings Preschool)
11. Playing marshmallow hockey is always fun when stuck indoors. (Lovely Commotion)
12. Create a snowman out of multiple tissue boxes for some Christmas and winter bowling fun. (Craftaholics Anonymous)
13. Take a break from the Christmas rush and invite your children to go paper plate ice skating. (The Inspired Treehouse)
14. Use Christmas lights for a colorful obstacle course. (The Golden Gleam)
15. Add jingle bells to a Christmas obstacle course, but DON’T ring them! (Childhood 101)
16. Shovel snow under the Christmas tree … well, pretend, anyways. (STA Classroom)
More Christmas ideas for young children:
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