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Active Games for Kids: Fun Gross Motor Ideas from A to Z

We all need active play ideas for kids! Whether it's to burn energy during cold or rainy days or to work on gross motor skills for indoor recess, we have a collection of activities and games to get children moving.

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Inspired by our Everyday Fine Motor Materials from A to Z and winter, we've once again invited our favorite blogs to help us create a resource of 26 fun active play ideas for kids! Every day a different blog will bring you a new idea to get those wiggles out.

A is for Animal Walks
from Lemon Lime Adventures

B is for Balance Bench
from Adventure in a Box

C is for Color Gross Motor Games
from Still Playing School

D is for Dancing Through the Alphabet
from Bare Feet on the Dashboard

E is for Egg Races
from The Pleasantest Thing

F is for Follow the Leader
from Chicken Babies

G is for Get Moving
from Little Bins for Little Hands

H is for Hop
from House of Burke

I is for Inchworm
from Wildflower Ramblings

J is for Jump
from Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails

K is for Kick
from Learning 2 Walk

L is for Logs
from Fun-A-Day!

M is for Midline March
from Sugar Aunts

N is for Night Manoeuvres
from Witty Hoots

O is for Olympics
from Adventures of Adam

P is for Push and Pull
from Cutting Tiny Bites

Q is for Quirky Movement
from Squiggles and Bubbles

R is for Run & Read
from Life Over C's

S is for Sensory Swing
from And Next Comes L

T is for Tic Tac Toss
from Adventures in Wunderland

 U is for Under the Stars
from Growing Book by Book

V is for Valentine Hop & Pop
from Coffee Cups and Crayons

W is for Wheelbarrow Walk
from Stir the Wonder

X is for XO Hop
from Best Toys for Toddlers

Y is for Yoga
from Something 2 Offer

Z is for Zig Zag
from Honey's Life

Don't forget to pin this post to have access to all of these games and ideas!

We'd like to thank our series' sponsor Discount School Supply for providing us with their Parachute Play Pack to review as well as one that we gave away to a lucky reader! We've also received a lot of interest in the Hop Around Steps pictured in the photos for this series.

(This giveaway has ended and been removed!)  

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  1. We've enjoyed following along and trying out all the different gross motor skills and activities. Thanks! ~Honey

  2. Thank you so much! I CAN NOT WAIT to try all these fun activities out with my future classrooms. I am so blessed. Thank you.

  3. It's so awesome! I'll definitely give those gross motor activities a try once my kiddos return from holiday! Thank you for sharing, Man With Van Soho Ltd.

  4. Such a creative way of organizing these fun activities for kids. Thanks for compiling the list! Pinned.

  5. What are the kids stepping on in the picture above? Where can I get them?

    1. There is a link in the post to the product!

  6. Thank you so much for the ideas, I just love the way you put them in alphabetical order.