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Gross Motor Super Hero Activities for Parties or Homeschool Gym Days

We are members of a couple different local homeschool groups. One of our groups meets monthly for “gym day” which is basically just a time when the children can run off some energy with their peers in a safe, enclosed area. Of course free play is encouraged on gym days but we also supply activities to entertain the children. Because gym days are a monthly event, we try to keep supplies and prep time to a minimum. This month’s theme was super hero.

Super Hero Gross Motor Activities for Homeschool Gym Day

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How to Utilize an Old Pole

Many older houses come equipped with clotheslines in the backyard. Our home is one such place.
The large metal pole cemented into the ground in the middle of our outdoor classroom was an eye sore for me to look at every day.
So I sat down and brainstormed up a few ways that we could take that eye sore and make it useful.

DIY Tether Ball

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DIY Gross Motor Climbing Structure

My children, like many others, love climbing trees.
For that reason and more, I made it a priority to find a house that had a large backyard with lots of trees.

Unfortunately, while I found a number of wonderful homes, very few of them had trees.
And those which did have trees, didn’t have good climbing trees.

So I had to find another way to give my little thrill seekers the height they so craved.

DIY Gross Motor Climbing Structure (2)

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The Benefits of an In-Ground Trampoline

Trampolines get a bad rep. Understandable. Lots of broken arms and sprained ankles all due to trampolines.
And the only positive argument we ever hear in favor of trampolines is, “they’re fun!”
But trampolines are more than just good risk-filled fun, they can be especially helpful for children!

The Benefits of an In-Ground Trampoline (1)

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Quicksilver

There is this stereotype of geeks that we are all pale faced, pasty white shut-ins who sit around inside doing things that require minimal physical effort. In truth many of us are outdoorsy. We like to read our comic books under the shade of a tree and play live action role playing games in the park with our friends.

Many super heroes and villians can be excellent role models for healthy exercise.

Quicksilver is one such character.

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St Patrick’s Day Gross Motor Activities for Homeschool Gym Day

We are members of a couple different local homeschool groups. One of our groups meets monthly for “gym day” which is basically just a time when the children can run off some energy with their peers in a safe, enclosed area. Of course free play is encouraged on gym days but we also supply activities to entertain the children. Because gym days are a monthly event, we try to keep supplies and prep time to a minimum. This month was March so we planned a St Patrick’s Day theme to our activities.

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Gross Motor Valentines Activities for Parties or Homeschool Gym Days

We are members of a couple different local homeschool groups. One of our groups meets monthly for “gym day” which is basically just a time when the children can run off some energy with their peers in a safe, enclosed area. Of course free play is encouraged on gym days but we also supply activities to entertain the children. Because gym days are a monthly event, we try to keep supplies and prep time to a minimum. This month was February so we planned a Valentines theme to our activities.

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Gross Motor Winter Wonderland Activities for Parties or Homeschool Gym Day

We are members of a couple different local homeschool groups. One of our groups meets monthly for “gym day” which is basically just a time when the children can run off some energy with their peers in a safe, enclosed area. Of course free play is encouraged on gym days but we also supply activities to entertain the children. Because gym days are a monthly event, we try to keep supplies and prep time to a minimum. This month was January so we planned a snow theme to our activities.

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