Indoor Gross Motor Preschool lessons

It is April and you all know the popular saying “April Showers bring May Flowers” We get a lot of rain here in Tennessee in April.  That does not mean the kids do not need to play and get some of that energy out.  I have been looking for some fun activities we can do inside where the kids will have some fun and learn at the same time.   I hope that you find these fun and exciting for your children and students also.



Still Playing School has the cool Uno Movement Game.   In the game you will take a deck of Uno card and assign each color a movement. For example Red-Jump the number on the card is how many times they will jump.  This will be a perfect activity to do when they just need to get some wiggles out before doing a sit down lesson


Momsinspired has a great activity involving flowers and butterflies. My idea to change it up a bit.  Lay the flowers on the floor and have the child hold the butterfly and fly the number of spaces that they roll on the dice.  This will involve movement as well as learning numbers and counting.


Princesspinkygirls has come up with a indoor ball toss.  You can get the baskets at the dollar store and the balls could be pingball balls.  The kids will enjoy trying to get the balls in to the baskets.  You can change it up by putting numbers that you are trying to teach and have them name the number they get the ball into.

Preschool-Circus-Games-Paper-Plate-Ring-TossFrom ABC to ACT’s has come up with this great paper plate ring toss game.  It is easy to make and the rings can be used to teach colors.  Each ring will be a different color so when they start to toss the ring they can state the color.

I hope you enjoy these  activites.  The children can learn while having a fun time.  In fact I try to make sure that all my children are having fun during the learning process.  Children learn better when they are having fun.

3 thoughts on “Indoor Gross Motor Preschool lessons

  1. Oh these are such great ideas!! We are still struggling with cold weather here in Wisconsin so this would help my sanity tons lol 😉


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