These are some of the activities I have planned for today. Please note that most activities are geared towards younger children, but can also be adapted for older children. I try to note any different possibilities for each activity.
They are sorted by major skill category, but may work for multiple categories. Also, I have noted the theme each activity covers after the title in (blue parentheses).
Gross Motor Skills:
- Ring Around The Rosies. If kids are too young or cannot stand, just sit on the floor holding hands in a circle and rock back and forth as you sing. (circle, Spring Equinox)
- Make a large letter A on the ground (inside with tape, outside with chalk) and "walk" the letter the way you would write it. Older kids can hop from the outside to the inside dash. Younger kids can crawl. (Letter A)
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - you can have kids point out all the circles or letter A's they see as you read, but you may only want to try one at a time. (circle, letter A)
- Johnny Appleseed (Apple)