Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fall Gross Motor: Collecting Leaves

If you're anything like me then you're always looking for fun things to do with your kids outdoors. Outdoor play is very important. Allowing children to explore within a structured activity that they find to be exciting and fun really helps with their development. A fun Fall outdoor game that we like to play outside is Collecting Leaves. Charlie gets to use her whole body in this game.

All you need is a yard full of leaves, and something to put them in. We use our kiddie pool so that way once it's full of leaves Charlie can dive into them if she wants. A large bucket, bin, or something of that nature would also work for the collecting though.

All the running around the yard, covering lots of area is great exercise for kids. The grabbing and dropping of leaves is also a good gross motor movement to do.

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