Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills

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This week is all about Gross Motor Skills for the Spring Activities for Kids series brought to you by Learn Play Imagine and us, FSPDT.
We got stuck inside during an ice storm and what better way to keep the kids busy than with a fun butterfly number and color walk.  This was a great sanity saver for us this day.  The kids just loved it. 
Butterfly Color and Number Walk

Butterfly Color and Number Walk- gross motor skills

 
Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills

What we used:

Colored cardstock

sharpies

painters tape

Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills

What we did:

I drew butterflies on each piece of paper.  I added numbers 1-6 to each one.  I also gave each butterfly the same number of dots so the kids could count them.

Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills

I then took the 6 butterflies and taped them to the floor with painters tape.  I made a circle with them for us to have a color walk!

Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills

Having numbers and colors was great to keep both my oldest and younger son engaged.  My boys are 3 and 5yr. 

They walked on the butterflies until I said stop.  Whatever butterfly they stopped on they had to tell me the color and number.  It was easier for my tot to tell me the colors but my preschooler was able to go over both numbers and colors.  Even though my tot may not have known the numbers, this was great way for them to practice and learn at home. 

Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills

The color number walk turned into a color sort at the kids prompting.  After we went through all the colors and numbers, the kids went over to a box of toys in the floor and started matching them up. 

Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills
yep, we have dirt on our floors:)

The color sort was a big hit.  As you can see below little brother was just thrilled that he got them all right!

Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills

The 2 oldest had a lot of fun sorting and playing with cars for some time until baby brother found them and started ripping the butterflies off the floor.  Oh, the joys of having a baby brother, lol. After some quick interference, playtime resumed.  Just another day in the life of a mom to 3 boys/kids. 

 
Butterfly Color and Number Walk ~ gross motor skills
 
This color and number walk is not just great for learning to count and recognize colors, it is also great to get the kids moving!  Perfect for those gross motor skills.  You can also add jumping on the butterflies to increase movement and burn a little more energy off.
 
Be sure to head over to see what Gross Motor Fun Allison and her kids got into this week! 
    

More Gross Motor Fun:

Flag Tape Obstacle Course

Flag Tape Obstacle Course
DIY Tire Obstacle Course
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