Do your kids need to burn off a little energy or need proprioceptive gross motor input? Our jumping lines game and walking lines games are the perfect addition to your kid’s gross motor sensory diet. One simple item and you have the perfect, last minute jumping activity that will keep the kids busy and having fun.

 Line Jumping Proprioceptive Gross Motor Activity

Jumping Lines Proprioceptive Gross Motor Play

QUICK AND SIMPLE GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES

This fun jumping game is perfect for proprioceptive gross motor play! ALL KIDS CAN BENEFIT AND ENJOY this activity. It is so easy to set up. It’s just plain fun to move.  Proprioceptive gross motor sensory play is all about moving! This idea also makes a great energy buster for an inside play day!

WHAT IS PROPRIOCEPTIVE GROSS MOTOR PLAY?

I am a mom with a child with sensory processing disorder, not a therapist! Please refer to professionals for the science end of it and any official diagnosis questions! Instead here we want to make proprioceptive gross motor play easy to do for you and your kids.

What is proprioception input? It is input from muscles, joints, and other tissues that help to create body awareness. Jumping, Pushing, Pulling, Catching, Rolling and Bouncing are all common ways to do this.

JUMPING ACTIVITIES

CREATE A SIMPLE PROPRIOCEPTIVE GROSS MOTOR JUMPING GAME IN MINUTES!

Painter’s tape is our best friend! I have created many fun games with a simple roll of this tape. Make sure to check out our walking lines game and our tennis ball games too

Not every proprioceptive gross motor activity you plan for your child has to be expensive or time-consuming to set up! If you have a child who likes gross motor play, seeks sensory input on a daily/hourly basis, or has a short attention span, this simple activity is perfect.

JUMPING LINES GAME

I made three sets of lines on our floor with blue painter’s tape! Easy to remove. Each set of lines gets progressively farther apart. The first set is very close lines for hops. The second set is medium distance lines for average jumps. The third set is big lines for leaps!

line jumping activity set up

I  modeled jumping from line to line and left him to his play!

Line Jumping Activity Three Line Sets

EXTEND THE PROPRIOCEPTIVE PLAY

  • Stomping or squashing lines
  • Walking the lines for balance 
  • Try to step or jump between the lines not on them
  • Sideways jumping/stepping
  • Incorporate into a simple obstacle course by adding cones, cushions, chairs or whatever you have!

PROVIDE PROPRIOCEPTIVE GROSS MOTOR PLAY ANYTIME

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6 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, what a simple but great idea! My daughter would do SO well with this, and it’s perfect for days when the weather isn’t great for outside play- thanks!

  2. I LOVE these ideas!! I’m definitely going to try it out in my special ed. class. They need a lot of motor movement throughout the day and I am always looking for new ideas. THANKS!!
    Pam

  3. I liked the article. Great and inexpensive way to make a fun game for exercise and to help create body awareness. Balance too. With nothing but your floor and blue painters tape. Brilliant!

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