Free Friday Activity 1
Gross Motor Skills for ALL ages!
Flap like a Bird
INFO: To move to music is very good for your child’s rhythmic abilities and speech, as well as her gross muscle groups. This is a fun activity that you can do every day of the week!
Prep: 0 min
Play: 10-20 min
Music (your favourite music or just sing a song)
Put music on and dance with your child while you swing the scarves around, to the rhythm of the music.
Shake the scarves quickly while you say “fast, fast, fast”. Change the music or sing a slower song while you say “slo-ow-ly, slo-ow-ly, slo-ow-ly” and swing the scarf slowly and gracefully.
Now give your child the scarves and let him flap and fly like a little bird, run wild while doing this.
Older children might want to tie the scarves around their necks like a superhero cape. Put one around your neck too and “fly” around the house!
TIP: If your baby can’t walk yet, you can do the whole activity in a sitting position. You can play “peek-a-boo” by putting the scarf either on your, or her, head.
SAFETY: Make sure all furniture with sharp edges are removed.