Sea Creature Hopscotch

Gross motor control refers to the large muscles of the body. The development of these skills are important for school readiness.

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Children acquire gross motor skills by practicing a new movement until they have it mastered, and then moving on to a new one.

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For this activity, we practiced the gross motor skill of throwing and spatial orientation.

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Using colored beanbags with pictures of sea creatures on them, we tossed them onto a hopscotch grid, and then hopped to the number it landed on.

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Because we are always integrating our domains into one another, we also included a math component to this activity.

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Your little ones were learning about numbers 10-16 throughout the month of our Under the Sea theme, so we used some of those numbers on our grid!

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As their beanbag landed on the correct number, students were encouraged to shout out the number before they hopped to it.

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