If you’re happy and you know it clap you hands!! Or in the case of these super fun body gross motor dice… twist your hips, bend your elbow or shake your head! My preschooler loved this fun gross motor game and it was a great way to get her moving on a cold winter day! This week the #TeachEce team is learning about ‘bodies’, so be sure to check out all the fun ideas at the bottom of this post.
Materials needed for the Body Gross Motor Dice Game:
2 pieces of paper
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.
I’m happy to say that this time my daughter didn’t cheat with her dice. Unlike the Transportation dice game we did last week…
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.
She can’t read yet, so I helped her with the results of her tosses.
Even though she wasn’t cheating with the dice, she did want to shake every body part since that is what we rolled first!
Shiloh is in the process of consistently naming her elbows and knees, so I included them along with the more simple: head, foot, hand, and hips.
I did consider including b-u-t-t, but since there is so much debate in Little Kid Land about what to call our rear ends, I figured I’d avoid the drama. *wink*
Have fun wiggling, shaking, bending, twisting, lifting, and pointing with your kids!!
Thumbprint Addition from Rainy Day Mum
Let’s Look Inside a Bone from Tiny Tots Adventures
Tips for Helping Preschoolers with Self-Regulation Skills! from The Preschool Toolbox
Where is the Heart? Body Identification Game from Still Playing School