Classroom sensory break ideas – gross motor development activities
Classroom sensory break ideas – gross motor development activities
Classroom sensory break ideas – gross motor development activities
Classroom sensory break ideas – gross motor development activities
Classroom sensory break ideas – gross motor development activities

Classroom sensory break ideas – gross motor development activities

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Classroom sensory break ideas.

Gross motor development early learning activities.

Gross motor development refers to improving coordination, strength, endurance and movement of the large arm, torso, and leg muscle groups.

Children need gross motor development to be able to climb play equipment, throw and catch a ball, walk up and down stairs, stand up from the ground independently, take their jumper on and off, etc.

 

Movement breaks are important for learning because they:

  • promote gross motor development
  • increase oxygen flow to the brain
  • improve student focus and attention
  • reduce meltdowns in the classroom
  • build student confidence
  • promote physical activity and coordination

More oxygen to the brain means more oxygen (fuel) provided to the brain for thinking, learning, emotion regulation, and focus.

This listing includes over 20 pages of classroom sensory break resources:

  • 5 x A4 pages of sensory break idea cards
  • Print and use these cards in your classroom every day to improve focus, engagement, and motor skills development in your classroom.
  • Use these sensory break cards as a rewards system – children who are making strong choices in class are given the role of picking the next sensory break for the class. Works a treat!
  • 4 x A4 pages of shapes cards
  • Print and use these cards to teach child shape recognition through movement games
  • Use these shapes cards to practice auditory processing and following instructions
  • A to Z flashcards to use for stomping, tapping, and throwing a soft ball to letter cards for letter recognition
  • 2 x A4 pages of sensory break cards to print and paste on to popsicle sticks
  • 2 x paddle stick signs – Green Go and Red Stop to practice auditory processing and following instructions
  • Download our child motor development ebook to learn how these paddle sticks signs can be great for developing children’s motor skills and learning potential

Download your instant download classroom sensory break package today and get your class moving and learning better.

 

Learn more about gross motor development here.