Flowers are more than just pretty little things! They can make for some incredibly fun gross motor games and activities that preschoolers will love. If you’re looking for ways to keep preschoolers entertained and active, why not try incorporating flowers (especially during springtime!). We’re sharing some fun ways to get young children moving and shaking with flower-based gross motor games and activities.
Create a hopscotch board with flowers in each spot. Draw it yourself or use decals that this one on Amazon.
Do a fun yoga flower sequencing like this one from Tools to Grow – How to Grow a Flower.
Flower Relay Race
Divide children into teams and have them pass a flower from person to person as they race to the finish line.
Have children toss artificial flowers into a basket or bucket from a distance.
Give children an artificial flower and have them try to balance it on their head while they walk.
Flower scavenger hunt
Have children search for flowers hidden around the play area or outdoors.
Get a flower garland and have children limbo under it.
Lay a flower garland on the floor and let children jump over it.
Flower Dance Party
Play music and dance like flowers blowing in the breeze.
Flower Color Hop
Get some sidewalk chalk and draw different colored flowers outside. Call out a color and have children hop to the flower of that color. (Source: Learn~Play~Imagine)
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