Body Awareness Activities for Children

Body awareness activities help us to understand how to relate to objects and people at home, at school and outdoors. Here are some fun games to play!

  Body awareness is the ability to understand where our bodies are in space and how our bodies move.  Body awareness activities help us to understand how to relate to objects and people at home, at school and outdoors. For example, proper body awareness tells us how far to reach for objects or how close […]

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Crossing Midline Exercises

Crossing Midline Exercises - get your FREE printable at YourTherapySource.com

Do you work with students who have a difficult time crossing midline?  Perhaps they experience visual spatial issues?  These crossing midline exercises can not only help children crossing from left to right or right to left, they also encourage bilateral coordination skills, balance and strengthening. Crossing Midline Exercises #1 – Side bends You can perform […]

Why is Body Awareness Important?

Why is body awareness important? Read the research and get activity ideas to help children develop body awareness and spatial skills.

Body awareness is the ability to recognize where your body is in space. Your muscles and joints send your brain information about your body and how it moves.  You may wonder why is body awareness important? Body awareness helps us to understand how to relate to objects and people at home, at school and outdoors. […]

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Simon Says Motor Memory Challenge Free Printable

Motor Memory Challenge

Simon Says Motor Memory Challenge Free Printable Do you need a challenging motor memory and body awareness activity?  This Simon Says Motor Memory Challenge game is a super easy activity to prepare although it is not so super easy to play.  Challenge yourself to see if you can remember all the moves. Here is how […]

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Beanbag Alphabet Fun – Gross Motor and Body Awareness Activity

Beanbag Alphabet Fun:  Beanbags are a wonderful tool to encourage physical activity, body awareness, motor planning and coordination skills in children.  They are inexpensive or you can even make them yourself with socks and some rice.  So grab a beanbag for each child and try moving through the alphabet with your beanbag.  You can download […]

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Interventions to Help Students Maintain Personal Space

Interventions to Help Students Maintain Personal Space

The personal space and body awareness survey results are complete.  Two hundred sixty pediatric therapists, teachers and parents weighed in on the best modifications and interventions to help students maintain personal space.  Each participant in the online survey answered the two questions: 1.)  Job title or role? and 2.) When a child has difficulty with personal […]

6 Body Awareness Activities and Printables – Free!

Here is a fun freebie – 6 Body Part Awareness Activities and Printables.  You can download your FREE copy at the bottom of the post. Directions: Print the following two pages. Laminate for durability. Activity #1: Point to different body parts on the boy or the girl. Ask the child to point to the same […]

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Block Play and Spatial Awareness

Developing the skills to express and understand spatial skills are the first step in understanding spatial ability and awareness such as math skills, visual perceptual skills and body awareness. Child Development published research on the importance of block play in over one hundred preschoolers. The children in the study who were better at copying block […]

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Move Like Me Freebie

This Move Like Me freebie includes 2 sample pages for children to practice motor planning, crossing midline, body awareness, timing, rhythm, coordination and physical activity.  Follow the movement patterns on the children pictured focusing on timing and rhythm of completing the actions. DOWNLOAD the Move Like Me Freebie. Get more information about the complete Move […]

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Simon Says Exercise Ball Style

Have you ever played Simon Says exercise ball style?  This is an easy way to adapt a timeless game of Simon Says but add in more range of motion, muscle strengthening and spatial relationships.  It is more of a challenge when you use a large, exercise ball but if that is not available grab a […]