Herding Sheep

A motor skill is simply an action that involves your little one using his muscles. Gross motor skills are larger movements your young child makes with his arms, legs, feet, or his entire body. So crawling, running, and jumping are gross motor skills.

For the young child, development occurs when he uses gross and fine skills together. He’ll gradually get better at this as he grows into middle childhood. One can encourage your gross motor development by playing games that challenge him a little.


For this activity, we practiced herding sheep by using a few materials. To begin with, we talked about what a herd was. We then took toy sheep and placed them in groups of five.


Lastly, we herded white balloons (using fly swatters) into a green swimming pool. Everyone enjoyed seeing their sheep move across the stage. Lots of laughs followed!



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