This gross motor skill spinner game was inspired by an idea from our clever little girl. One day after watching me do a workout video, our daughter picked up a die and rolled it and told me that she was going to do arm rolls. She rolled a 5 and did 5 arm rolls. She told me to roll too. I did and rolled a 4 and she told me to do 4 jumping jacks. This sparked a fun idea for a game that kept us both moving and laughing. This simple gross motor skills game is easy to make and fun for the whole family. Use our free printable templates or design your own.
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What you will need:
A paper plate
Piece of cardboard
Die or dice
Print our printable templates and choose 8 of the triangle pieces or cut 8 squares out of construction paper and use a Sharpie to write your own actions.
Poke a hole into the center of the plate. Glue the triangular pieces around the paper plate like a pie.
Cut an arrow and a small circle out of a piece of cardboard. Use a hole punch to poke a hole at the end of the cardboard arrow and in the center of the circle. Push a split pin through the arrow and the circle and then insert it into the center of the paper plate. Secure it loosely so that the arrow spins freely.
Spin your wheel. See what it lands on.
Roll your die or dice. Do your activity the amount of times as the number that was rolled. Our daughter hopped like a frog 6 times this roll.
We all took turns and played together as a family. We did jumping jacks, frog hops and toe touches.
Our daughter could not get enough. She got a kick out of watching us frog hop and dance like ballerinas. We had fun and promised her that we could play again tomorrow.
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