Move Like an Insect Gross Motor Activity

Do you have little ones that just love bugs??? My kids do! Well, anything except those pesky spiders… Get the kids to moving with this fun insect gross motor activity! Can they flap like a butterfly? Crawl like a caterpillar? This great indoor movement activity is a wonderful way to work out the wiggles and extra energy that kids seem to bottle up when they are stuck inside.

Preschoolers will love this gross motor movement game! Roll the cube and act out the insect! How fun!!

Materials needed for the Move Like an Insect Gross Motor Activity:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Wiggly kids!
Preschoolers will love this gross motor movement game! Roll the cube and act out the insect! How fun!!

To prep: Print out the body gross motor dice. Cut out the dice and then fold on the dotted lines to form a cube. Tape the edges to hold the cubes together.

Preschoolers will love this gross motor movement game! Roll the cube and act out the insect! How fun!!

Shiloh is back to cheating with her dice. She loves to turn the dice in her hands and inspect the pictures to decide which side she wants to land facing up. Then she sets it on the floor.

Since these lightweight cubes need a good toss in the air to do some flipping, Shiloh was thrilled to throw her dice up and watch them fall when she wasn’t cheating…

Preschoolers will love this gross motor movement game! Roll the cube and act out the insect! How fun!!

She can’t read yet, so the pictures were very helpful for her. She loved to point at each picture while she played.

Preschoolers will love this gross motor movement game! Roll the cube and act out the insect! How fun!!

And she really loved doing the movements!

Preschoolers will love this gross motor movement game! Roll the cube and act out the insect! How fun!!

Tools for Observing Bugs

 Science Can Insect Observation Box, Bug Container to Catch & Observe with Magnifying Viewer, Outdoor Play for Ages 3+Science Can Insect Observation Box, Bug Container to Catch & Observe with Magnifying Viewer, Outdoor Play for Ages 3+ Nature Bound Toys Critter Cage Bug Catcher and Habitat Kit, Insect Netting, and Activity Booklet, Green, for Kids, 8.5Nature Bound Toys Critter Cage Bug Catcher and Habitat Kit, Insect Netting, and Activity Booklet, Green, for Kids, 8.5 JVJQ Kids Explorer Kit – 16 Pcs Outdoor Exploration Bug Catching kit for Kids Camping Toys Outdoor Toys for Kids Includes, Magnifying Glass Educational Toy Gift for Boys & GirlsJVJQ Kids Explorer Kit - 16 Pcs Outdoor Exploration Bug Catching kit for Kids Camping Toys Outdoor Toys for Kids Includes, Magnifying Glass Educational Toy Gift for Boys & Girls

 

Bug Books for Kids

Explore bugs even more with these fun bug themed books for kids!

 The Bug BookThe Bug Book Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bug Alphabet (Mrs. Peanuckle’s Alphabet Book 4)Mrs. Peanuckle's Bug Alphabet (Mrs. Peanuckle's Alphabet Book 4) The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and ActivitiesThe Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and Activities Bugs A to ZBugs A to Z The Icky Bug Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books)The Icky Bug Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books) Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!: (Bug Books for Kids, Nonfiction Kids Books)Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!: (Bug Books for Kids, Nonfiction Kids Books)

 

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  1. This is an awesome idea! Something to bring along on a hike to switch things up for the kids 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great way to move and learn! Our kids will love this game. We are doing bugs and insects in April so we’ll add it into our lesson plans!