View Full Version : Physical Dev - Planning for at Christmas

14-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Hello to all and Seasons Greetings :)

I am just throwing together the last of my planning sheets for the Christmas period and I am stuck for general ideas under the heading 'Physical Development'
So far I have come up with threading/lacing and wrapping up pretend presents, use of scissors in crafts but these mainly fall under fine motor and wanted help with gross motor.

Any ideas????

Thanks xx

14-12-2009, 02:51 PM
I've got dancing to Christmas music:)
We made Reindeer masks and I got the children to pretend to be Rudolf walking on all fours.
Another idea could be moving around like snowflakes.

Hope that helps and MERRY CHRISTMAS XXX

15-12-2009, 08:31 PM
Perfect - Thank you.

So simple and perfect. I was having a serious mental block!!!!!

16-12-2009, 09:52 AM
Have a snowball fight, with either scrunched up paper or rolled up socks :)
Your routines will offer some physical development opportunity as the kids practise putting on their gloves and hats and welly boots.
We are wrapping boxes/presents at the moment, which does include fine motor skills - but if you have ever watched a child wrap a present you'll know it uses their entire bodies lol.
Their are loads of snowman/winter/christmas songs with actions too. If you don't know any then just google it and you will get plenty.

Chatterbox Childcare
16-12-2009, 12:23 PM
What about the dancing, singing, climbing at the parties?

Physical Development can also be covered by the fine motor skills of cutting, gluing, painting etc...