Top 10 Gross Motor Games for Kids

Top 10 Gross Motor Games for Kids

Here’s my top 10 gross motor games for kids from an occupational therapist perspective! I use these games in therapy all the time to target coordination, strength, and balance. Let me know if you like them!

Enjoy this list of the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Improve coordination, strength, and endurance with these fun indoor activities! Great for pre-school age and above! #games #occupationaltherapy #grossmotor

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1. Yoga Spinner

Yoga Spinner game for kids! Great for balance, strength, and coordination! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Yoga Spinner is a great competitive game for ages 5 and up! Check out my full toy review here.

2. Cranium Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo game for kids! Great for direction following and listening skills! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Cranium Hullabaloo is not only perfect for movement but it’s great for listening and following directions. It’s also a fun group activity, too!

3. Hopscotch Floor Puzzle

Hopscotch game for kids! Great for coordination, balance, and visual motor skills! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Hopscotch is a classic and perfect for working on bilateral coordination and balance skills. I’m also a huge fan of making your own hopscotch board outside with sidewalk chalk!

4. Sturdy Birdy

Sturdy Birdy game mentioned in the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Great for balance, coordination, and strength! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Sturdy Birdy is awesome for working on balance and strength! Can you balance a bean bag on your head and while flapping your arms and holding a one leg pose??

5. Move and Groove

Move and Groove game mentioned in the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Great for coordination and balance! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Move and Groove is perfect for ages 2-5! Roll the large die and practice dance moves, perform an animal walk, or coordinate an easy exercise.

6. Move Your Body Fun Deck Cards

Move Your Body cards mentioned in the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Great for coordination, strength, and balance! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Move Your Body Fun Deck has a variety of poses and movements for kids ages 5 and up to perform! I like to pick out a few cards I want my clients to target and challenge them to perform the exercise across the room.

7. Walk Like A Chicken

Walk Like a Chicken game mentioned in the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Great for coordination, strength, and balance! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Walk Like a Chicken is great for toddlers to school age! Hide the cards around the room and imitate the characters on the cards as you find them all!

8. Feed the Woozle

Feed the Woozle game mentioned in the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Great for coordination and balance! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Feed the Woozle is fun for ages 3 and above! Use the spoon to feed the monster while performing different movements.

9. Twister

Twister game mentioned in the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Great for coordination, balance, and strength! Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Twister is another classic game that remains fun and engaging! It’s perfect for working on flexibility and balance.

10. Pancake Pile-Up

Pancake Pile-Up game mentioned in the top 10 gross motor games for kids! Great relay race activity to work on coordination and balance. Click to learn what else is on the list of my top 10 gross motor games for children of all ages!

Pancake Pile-Up is definitely my favorite game on the list! It’s a relay race with pancakes – complete with spatulas and butter toppings! This game is not only fun but targets balance, coordination, and sequencing skills.

Looking for a few free options to get kids to move? Check out our FREE exercise board game printable and my top 3 tips for getting kids up and moving!

Have you tried any of these games or have your own favorite you would add to the list? Comment below! I’d love to hear from you!

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones is co-founder of Dream Team Therapy and an occupational therapist who is currently working in the outpatient setting. She has been practicing for 6 years and has spent each year in her favorite specialty - pediatrics. The best part about being a pediatric therapist is the opportunity to be creative, use your imagination, play everyday. She hopes to bring that same spirt to Dream Team Therapy. When she's not making printables or crafting, she's most likely dancing to Beyoncé, applying a face mask, or reading a good book.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Morgan

    We haven’t tried any of these because my 2 year hasn’t been ready for games. He’s just now getting there so these are definitely going on our list of games !

    1. Ashley Jones

      Pancake Pile-Up is my absolute favorite! Such a great direction following game for toddlers!

  2. Great post! I’m going to order pancake pileup. I love my kids but they definitely need more things to do during the quarantine than to “be with mommy”.

    1. Ashley Jones

      Haha definitely! And they’ll love Pancake Pile-Up!

  3. Maureen

    Love these game ideas! We homeschool and I’m always on the hunt for fun games!

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