Large Motor Skills and the Stretchy Band

These latex bands covered in bright, rainbow colored cloth are awesome for gross motor activities and can facilitate so many child development skills including  proprioception, strength, motor planning, balance, and midline crossing.

Here are two large motor skills activities to use with the stretchy band or Connect-a-Band.  These come straight from The Inspired Treehouse’s post a few weeks ago.  Enjoy!

Large Motor Skills and the Stretchy Band child development skills including proprioception, strength, motor planning, balance, and midline crossing.

Nine of Inspired Treehouse Favorite Ways to Use the Connect-a-Strechy Bands From Bear Paw Creek:

Here is the list and a video teaser. Make sure to head to their blog to read all the instruction and details.  You won't be disappointed!!!

1 – Tug of War

2 – Row Row Row your Boat

3 – Running Against Resistance

4 – Stand and Stretch

5 – Sling Shot

6 – Inside/Outside

7 – Up and Over

8 – Shapes and Colors

9 – Step Over

What other fun ideas can you think of to try with the Connect-a-Band?  This product from Bear Paw Creek truly is an awesome tool for inspiring movement activities for kids.  It is, by far, my favorite toy in my therapy bag right now!

Janet is the founder, designer, and one of the seamstresses behind Bear Paw Creek's made in the USA line of creative movement props, and bags. She is passionate about her faith, family, and loves the journey of learning and growing this life provides.

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