Winter Gross Motor Cube

Create a Winter Gross Motor Cube! Learn the importance of gross motor skills and practice them in a fun way.

Published on December 11, 2020

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Materials:

  • Cube template (or dice)
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. If you don’t have dice, Google “cube template” and print

  2. Cut out cube template
    Tip: Make sure not to cut off the tabs!

  3. Turn template upside down and fold along each line

  4. Write gross motor tasks on each square, then draw pictures to match the tasks
    Task Ideas: Waddle like a penguin, sing like a caroler, twirl like a snowflake, freeze like an icicle, shovel the snow, free space or come up with your own!

  5. Tape the sides together to create a cube
    Tip: Make sure to tuck the tab inside the cube before taping

  6. Time to play!

How to create a Winter Gross Motor Cube using dice:

Assign each number a gross motor task and have the child roll the dice and perform the task that they landed on.

What Are Gross Motor Skills and Why Are They Important?

Gross motor skills include physical actions and movements. It is important for a child’s growth to practice gross motor skills to support important daily functions. For example, learning to get dressed or being able to be stand on one foot while putting on pants. For more information, please visit: https://childdevelopment.com.au/areas-of-concern/gross-motor-skills/

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