Farm Large Motor Ideas
Farm Animal Antics
Head on over to the
farm for some animal "moo-vements" sure to make your youngsters
Encourage little ones to gallop like horses on all fours, then stop to
shake flies off their tails.
Or choose from the following list of farm animal antics. It's a hop hop
here, and a kick, kick there....
Waddle like a duck.
Roll in the mud like a pig.
Lie on floor; roll.
Kick like a mule.
With hands on floor, kick feet in air.
Strut like a turkey.
Walk with hands tucked under armpits.
Hop like a bunny.
Hop on all fours.
Stand like an ostrich.
Stand on one foot; tuck head.
pretend to be horses galloping all around the room to music.
Make a “Horse
Corral” outside. Children pretend to be horses.
Stick Horse Races
horses! Have a race. Line the children up at opposite ends
of the playground. Drop a red bandana to signal the start of the race.
Ask the children if
they have ever seen a horse stamp its foot. Allow a few of the
to demonstrate. Tell the children that, as you call out a
number, they are to stamp their
feet that number of times. Call out several numbers to the
children. Encourage them
to have extra fun by making horse noises as they stamp.
Stick Horse Races
Enlarge a picture of
a horse's head and neck onto a sheet of 12x18 paper.
Add eyes, nose, mouth. Cut out 2 of these heads. Hole punch a
row a holes
along where the horse's mane will be. Tie 6" pieces of thick
yarn to each hole
to be the mane. Glue to a yardstick along the mane. Name the
horse and prin
t the name on the stick. Practice galloping on your horse. Hold
Ride your stick
horses! Have a race. Line the children up at opposite
ends of the playground. Drop a red bandana to signal the start of
Animal Movement Transition
time encourage the children to imitate different farm
animals. They may gallop like a horse, hop like a bunny,
waddle like a duck, move like a snake, etc.
Have children move
like a horse according to the
tempo of some instrumental music.-walk, trot, gallop, etc.
Ring the Bell
Hang cowbells from the
ceiling in an out of the way place.
Provide bean bags for the children to toss and ring the bells.
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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.
They are shared from friends and fellow group
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!