Wrapping up your holiday shopping? Look no further for a list of ten great gross motor holiday gifts for your kiddos!

1. Scooters

Scooters are great for strength, coordination, and motor planning. Kids can use in a seated position and use their legs to propel or on their stomachs and use their arms to propel.


2. Ball sets

All great activities to improve a child’s hand-eye coordination and ball skills.

Knobby balls:

Velcro ball and mitt:


Basketball Hoop: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MA1HVRI/ref=s9_

T-ball set: https://www.amazon.com/Aoneky-Super-Safe-Foam-T-Ball/dp/B01FFDUQAA/ref=sr_

3. Bean bags

So many different options with bean bags! They can be used in relay races, to throw at a target or at a beanbag board, and can be incorporated into single leg balance activities (lift and throw bean bag with your foot


4. Plasma car

This child-propelled toy engages a child’s core through trunk rotation for forward movement!


5. Kids Yoga cards

Yoga is great for core strength, flexibility, motor planning, and relaxation.


6. Physio Ball

There are so many ways to utilize a physio ball! Swap it for your child’s chair to engage their core muscles. Have your child complete puzzles or games on your stomach over the ball. It’s also a great way to work on tummy time in infants!

7. Bicycle

Bikes are a great gift for a child of any age! They target balance, coordination, and strength. Various options include tricycles, traditional bikes, and balance bikes.

Tricycle: https://www.amazon.com/Radio-Flyer-Classic-Tricycle-Handle/dp/B002SW4856/ref=sr_

8. Teeter popper

This is a toy that will help improve core strength, balance, and coordination.

9. Mini trampoline

Trampolines are great to target various jumping skills: double leg jumps, single leg hopping, scissor jumps, and jumping jacks. Getting one with a handle can help when jumping is challenging. The trampoline in the link even folds up for easy transport!

10. Hullabaloo

A follow the instructions game that incorporates jumping and gross motor movements in a fun combination of Simon Says, hopscotch, and musical chairs!

Written By: Samantha Boll, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist