Simple Summer Fun Pt. 2: Walk the Line, baby!

26 Jul

Here’s a very easy and fun gross motor activity that’s perfect for summer: walking along a line! Got the idea from Living Montessori Now.

In Montessori Casa classes, you will usually find an ellipse made of tape on the floor created for children to walk along. Here’s a good explanation at infomontessori.com.

 

Too bad they don’t make driveway rulers. Was a bit hard to draw a straight line over the protruding belly! I made a “beam” because Freestyle didn’t seem to be able to walk with one foot in front of the other so I thought this might be easier for her. 

 

I also drew some “hopping circles” on the driveway because Freestyle loves to jump! I showed her how to hop from one circle to another.

 

About 6″ apart worked best for Freestyle.

 

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5 Responses to “Simple Summer Fun Pt. 2: Walk the Line, baby!”

  1. Deb @ Living Montessori Now July 31, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Thanks for linking to my post! LOVE the photos … so sweet! I pinned your post to my Summer Fun Pinterest Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/summer-fun/

    • Montessori Motherload July 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

      Thanks, Deb! I hope I notified you before about linking you up, if not, I apologize! 🙂 Thanks again!

  2. oneinchworld August 6, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    This is so simple and fun. Sometimes we will draw two kinds of shapes or colors, and then play ‘run to a triangle!’ practicing classification with gross motor rather than fine.

    • Montessori Motherload August 6, 2012 at 11:27 am #

      That’s a GREAT idea! Also simple and fun! 🙂 I think I’ll try it with differently coloured circles first (run to the blue circle!) since that’s what we’re working on now and then build up to shapes. Thanks for commenting!

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