Physical Therapist

Cold Weather Gross Motor Activities


While I am sure everyone is ready for winter to be over there are some fun activities that you can do outside! Winter doesn’t last all year, and it’s a great opportunity to introduce some new activities!


  • Build a snowman:  This can be a fun activity to get the whole family involved in. Having your child move the snow around is a great heavy work activity and builds strength.  
  • Walking through snow:  Have your child walk through fresh snow, or follow in your footsteps.
  • Pulling your child on a sled:  If your child is little, pulling them on a sled is a great opportunity for your child to build core strength. As you pull them through uneven snow, their core will have to work for them to stay on. If your child is older you can have them pull a younger sibling.
  • Target practice:  Make snowballs and have your child practice hitting a target outside.



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Stay Warm!

~ Jamie Fugowski, DPT



Disclaimer:  This website is not a place for therapeutic recommendations or interventions.  The ideas presented here are informational and intended to be used only for play with close adult supervision and should  not be used for diagnostic or training purposes.  If you are concerned about you or a family member starting an exercise program please see your medical provider.

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