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Jump! Jump! Jump!
Jumping is the perfect way to boost gross motor skills and have tons of fun at the same time! Pick a few favorites from the following jumping activities and then get outside and have a blast together with your kids.
Jumping Activities for Kids
Tape Jumping Game — ask the kids how far they can jump. This surprisingly simple game will actually entertain the kids longer than you think! (hands on : as we grow)
Hula Hoop Jump Game — a great activity to center an obstacle course around! Create different variations: jump with two feet, hop through with only one foot, alternate feet, etc! (Coyne’s Crazy Fun Preschool)
Shape Hopscotch — a fun way to learn color and shape recognition while still jumping and working on gross motor skills. It’s the perfect activity to do inside if the weather isn’t on your side. (Housing a Forest) OR if the weather is nice try this Chalk Shapes Jumping Game from Craftulate.
Puddle Jumping Alphabet Activity — another great one when you’re stuck indoors. (Mom Inspired Life)
Alphabet Jump Game — I love how gross motor skills and learning phonics come together in this game! (The Imagination Tree)
Lily Pad Hop — This activity is awesome because it’s open-ended and leaves room for a lot of creativity from the kids. Although she pictures the game indoors, it would also be tons of funs if you played with it in the backyard. (Toddler Approved)
Make up your own silly games like filling cups of water to the brim, and jumping from one side of the yard to the other and seeing how much water you have left over.
And don’t forget the good ole’ Jump Rope and Hopscotch too.
Any chance you get encourage them to move, play, explore and jump! Let kids be kids!
Make sure your kiddos have durable shoes to wear during the activities and then you’re good to go! I’m a huge fan of Surprize shoes by Stride Rite, where comfy, cute & durable can be a reality.
- Comfort – These shoes have a generous fit and all memory foam footbeds, ensuring great comfort for your kids
- Fit – The shoes have very flexible outsoles allowing for an agile, natural step and growth
- Durability – The rubber toes ensure durability
This video explains perfectly why I love them so much:
Surprize by Stride Rite is available for the first time only at Target (all US Target locations and online at Target.com). This has made it super convenient when my daughter needs a new pair! Anyone else have a kiddo that outgrows shoes faster than you can keep up with?
My newest trick is to keep my toddler in the cart whenever I try shoes on her — it’s made shoe shopping so much easier. You can thank me later for this tip.
I can’t get over how adorable the purple shoes are! See more about Surprize’s cute and comfy shoes by Stride Rite here:
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I’d love to know, which Surprize shoe would your little one love the most?
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Chuck Habing says
I like these suggestions especially the Puddle Jumping and Lily Pad Hop. With the puddle jumping I liked the idea of doing it to music and then having the child stop when the music stops. Kind of like musical chairs but I feel that this would help develop balance if they have to stay on the paper puddle when the music stops.
Thanks for the suggestions.