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
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.
CREATE A SIMPLE PROPRIOCEPTIVE GROSS MOTOR JUMPING GAME IN MINUTES!
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!
I modeled jumping from line to line and left him to his play!
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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