Gross Motor development for young children is very important. It is through this development that they build muscle and work on things such as hand-eye coordination, communication skills, and teamwork. However, sometimes it is hard to come up with activities that help work on these developmental skills that can be done in a classroom or at home in your living room. Now, it’s time to put that worry aside with these 5 lesson plans that focus on a specific skill to build gross motor development. What is even better is many of these lessons can be done either in a classroom with all the equipment or in your home with things found around the house.

Below are the 5 different skills with links directly to each printable activity guide. Many can also be completed with a friend or with a parent at home to also work on communication and teamwork skill development.

  1. Catching (ages 2-5)
  2. Throwing (ages 2-5)
  3. Ball Handling (age 3-4)
  4. Rocking (ages 4-6)
  5. Balance (age 3-4)

Enjoy and don’t forget to share your favorite activity or if you have another idea share it with us!