Yesterday we went on a “Heart Hunt”. This is a great activity to work on gross motor skills, as well as spatial awareness.
Excited to look for some hearts:
Climbing (this is a brand new inchstone for him!):
Stepping over an obstacle (I have to help him with this, as he can’t to it independently yet):
Trevor loved doing this! He wanted to do it again and again. In fact we did 5 Heart Hunts in a row! This really wore him out, but it was great to see him willing to engage in a motor activity. Since motor tasks are hard for him he usually avoids them.
I used salt dough hearts that we made together for this heart hunt, but you could use hearts cut out of paper, felt, or any other medium. Since he’s only 2 years old the hearts weren’t really “hidden”, but you can easily tailor this activity to your child’s skill level. I hid them in obvious places that he would have to work a little to get to.