Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo

Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo


This week we have been doing the Gross Motor challenge slightly differently. We have been using books.This is a fun look at counting and gross motor. We did 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo the night before with everyone but Mary wanted to do it again.

What you need for this activity: 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo and Bag of Buttons, Numbers.

Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo

First Mary sat on my lap and we started reading through and counting the animals in the book.

Second we did our gross motor for each animal in the book. You can be creative for this or make it simple. You can also do the animal sounds while doing the movements. You can do the movements as many times as there are in the book. You do 5 bear walks, an alligator snap 6 times, or flap your wings 10 times. You can count up as you do the movements, then repeat and count down.

Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo

After we finished the gross motor we did some simple reading and counting. We used the numbers from the Number Button Sensory Bin.

We counted the numbers buttons from 1 to 10.

Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo

We read the book and Mary placed the number buttons on each animal while we counted.

Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo

Here is a look at the last page all finished.

Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo

We also did the book counting backwards.

Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo

This was a fun activity that used your whole body for counting.

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she make. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She love to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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