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.

https://www.amazon.com/ETA-hand2mind-Plastic-Scooter-Handles/dp/B00SYC8HFG/ref=sr_

2. Ball sets

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

Knobby balls:
https://www.amazon.com/Rhode-Island-Novelty-Knobby-Ball/dp/B00ALM7IWA

Velcro ball and mitt:
https://www.amazon.com/AGPtek-Ball-Catch-Game-Mitts/dp/B00LS7UYKA/ref=sr_

Bowling:
https://www.amazon.com/Small-Colorful-Plastic-Bowling-Balls/dp/B00YOLNF8A/ref=sr

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

https://www.amazon.com/GoSports-Junior-Size-Cornhole-Game/dp/B00I0ZZ21E/ref=sr

4. Plasma car

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

https://www.amazon.com/PlasmaCar-Ride-On-Toy-Red/dp/B000GUEXBG/ref=sr_

5. Kids Yoga cards

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

https://www.amazon.com/Yogarilla-Exercises-Activities-Educational-Learning/dp/1586508601/ref=sr_

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!
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Balance-Ball-Hand-Pump/dp/B00R3MZXKK/ref=sr_

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.
https://www.amazon.com/fat-brain-toys-0811802020697-teeter/dp/b00ky5he9q

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!
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Tikes-630354M-3-Trampoline/dp/B00AU0O7QI/ref=sr_

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!
https://www.amazon.com/Cranium-Hullabaloo/dp/B00A8Q0S6M/ref=sr_

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