Here are some simple ideas that can be incorporated into your child’s daily routine. They are fun gross motor play and can be done throughout the day and in between other activities!
Floor is Lava
Games such as the floor is lava, as well as simply WALKING across pillows or cushions on the floor help work on hip, core and lower extremity stability and dynamic balance.
Tap paper to the underside of a table or chair and have your child color, trace, write, place stickers. For added fun you can have them draw using their toes or take stickers off of feet and place on paper.
Any form of bean bag or ball toss to target (color, number, animal, etc.) is excellent for coordination, visual perception skills, gross motor skill and graded motor control.
Build a Tower or City
Start small with just stacking blocks or build an entire city. Stack cups or blocks or recyclables. Stacking helps work on graded motor control, postural stability and endurance and coordination.