It’s always fun to get creative and the holidays bring that out in me! Basically how do we make some of our typical activities themed for the holiday? Well here are a few ideas we had!
You can use almost anything for this depending on the level of the child. You can use a ball (squishy is probably better), bubbles, pumpkin cut outs, actual pumpkins (hopefully they are sturdy), etc. Have your little one lift their foot up and stomp on the pumpkin (or what you are pretending to be the pumpkin). Make sure they are switching feet! If you are using cut outs you can put numbers or letters or even gross motor activities on the other side so as they stomp on it you flip it over and they have to do the activity! You can get printables through our shop!
Use a ball or pumpkin or balloon and have your little one place their foot on it to work on standing on one foot. To up the challenge you can play catch or pop bubbles or reach for toys or even just play guessing games!
Make a tape line (as simple or complex as you want it to be) and have your little one squat down and roll it along the lines or they can get on their knees. If you are working on kicking skills with the child you could also have them use their foot to move it along the line!
Make a tape maze on the floor including dead ends! Depending on the level of the child you can have them walk along the tape line or you can have them walk in between the tape lines. Try to navigate from start to finish. To get multiple reps in use a puzzle or other toy with multiple pieces that they have to complete.
Get into airplane pose from yoga and see how long you can hold it. You can make a chart with destinations on it so that if they hold it for 10 seconds they made it New Zealand, or even each time amount could go with an activity such as 10 jumps. Don’t forget to do both legs!
Play your favorite Halloween music and pretend to be witches dancing around the cauldron. The lead witch (whoever you choose) gets to call out the dance moves. I recommend skipping, galloping, hopping, etc!