80+ Gross Motor Skills Activities from The PLAY Group

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Developing gross motor skills is an essential part of childhood!  These skills are first acquired during infancy and early childhood, and they are continually built upon, improved, and better controlled throughout childhood and into adulthood.  Gross motor skills come from large muscle groups and whole body movement.

As part of a feature debut from The Play Group, I am featuring over 80 Gross Motor Skills Activities for kids!  I hope this will be a great resource for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers everywhere!

the play group

Who is The P.L.A.Y. Group?  We’re a collaboration of kid bloggers who have joined together to bring you the ULTIMATE collection of kids’ activities for PLAY and LEARNING.  For our group’s debut, we have each put together some amazing round-ups of play and learning from our sites.

The P.L.A.Y. Group MembersGrowing a Jeweled Rose & Bath Activities for KidsLearn with Play at HomeMom to 2 Posh Lil DivasToddler Approved, B-Inspired MamaOne Perfect DayTrain Up a ChildRainy Day Mum & Nature and PlayHousing a ForestMess for LessIn Lieu of Preschool & Parent Teach Play.

Gross Motor Skills Activities

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General Gross Motor Information & Activities


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Indoor Activities


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Outdoor Activities

the play group

See the other fabulous play and learning collections by The P.L.A.Y. Group:

Train Up a Child presents

messy play


Rainy Day Mum presents

kids cooking


Nature and Play presents

get out and play

In Lieu of Preschool presents

fine motor activies


Mess for Less presents

repurposing items for play


Toddler Approved presents

75+ Math PLAY Group Collage

For more great PLAY and LEARNING activities, follow The P.L.A.Y. Group on Pinterest, and join us for conversation and activity shares in our brand new G+ group!

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  • Debs says:

    Great list! I find it hard to come up with gross motor activities sometimes (that aren’t just playing outside or at the park haha). Thanks for putting it together 🙂

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  • Norine says:

    Good article. I’m dealing with a few of these issues as