Gross Motor Skills

Engaging children in all types of active play facilitates healthy development of gross motor skills. These skills aid in movement, strength, and coordination of the body. Kaplan offers hula hoops, nutrition and fitness activity kits, dancing fitness CDs, fitness mat, and several complete kits to meet all gross motor needs.

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Colorful Assorted Rainbow Cones
Colorful Assorted Rainbow Cones
Item: 16033
Status: In Stock
$14.95
3 years & up. Designate spaces in the classroom and outside with these Colorful Assorted Rainbow Cones for Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Uses. These sturdy, durable cones are great for activities involving zones or bases. Encourage children to identify the color of the cones they are assigned to before going to them. These cones promote gross motor skills and color recognition. Set of 6 rainbow colored cones. Measures 9"H.
Playground Ball
Playground Ball
Item: 1907P
Status: In Stock
$8.50 - $20.95
2 years & up. These durable all-rubber balls are perfect for promoting gross motor functions, hand-eye coordination, and collaborative play. Children will enjoy playing games such as four corners, kickball, hot potato, and more! Encourage your children to practice their throwing and catching skills with these classic 2-ply balls. Available separately in five different sizes: 7", 8.5", 10" 13", and 16".
GONGE River Stones - Set of 6
GONGE River Stones - Set of 6
Item: 61444
Status: In Stock
$85.95
2 years & up. The River Stones are designed to improve coordination and balance. Jumping or stepping from stone to stone developes a child's confidence in their ability to judge distances. The side of each triangular block varies in steepness and difficulty, and the layout can be changed to make a pathwat more or less challenging. Each stone has a non-slip rubber rim, which also protects indoor surfaces. River Stones can be conveniently stacked for storage. Each set includes 6 stones in 6 colors:… More »
Constellation Ball
Constellation Ball
Item: 32876
Status: In Stock
$25.95
Birth & up. Promote gross motor functions, exploration, and sensory play with the Constellation Ball. Encourage children to roll the ball back and forth between each other and listen to the soft sound of the plastic confetti inside. Ships deflated and includes inflation needle. Measures approximately 12" in diameter.
HOP Balls
HOP Balls
Item: 40798P
Status: In Stock
$46.95 - $47.95
Be a rabbit, frog, or cricket on these super-strong vinyl balls! Using the easy-grip handle as they bounce, children will love improving balance and coordination. When being used, it is recommended to use on a surface free of objects that could pop the ball. Comes in one color. Inflate with hand or foot pump.
Sensory Tunnel
Sensory Tunnel
Item: 62836
Status: In Stock
$159.95
3 years & up. This over-sized tunnel features streamers throughout the inside for a sensory experience. Shaped windows promote educational purposes while providing easy supervision. Encourage interaction while developing motor skills, muscle strength, and cooperative play. Measures 9'L x 29"W x 29"H.
The Fun Tube Tunnel
The Fun Tube Tunnel
Item: 43431
Status: In Stock
$56.95
3 years & up. Children will have fun indoors or outside with this see through tunnel. It is constructed of a fine nylon mesh and the ends and spring is covered with heavy nylon. It pops open to make a 6' long tunnel with a 19" diameter. Collapses for easy storage. Color may vary.
Mother May I? Thumball® - Multicolored 32 Panel - 6" Thumball™
Mother May I? Thumball® - Multicolored 32 Panel - 6" Thumball™
Item: 148203
Status: In Stock
$18.95
3 years & up. The Mother May I? Multicolored 32 Panel - 6" Thumball® is a fun and fair way to play the classic game "Mother May I"! Throw it up, catch it, and respond to the panel under your thumb. No favoritism, just random choice. Play in a group; toss it up, catch it, call out the command on the panel under your right thumb! Thumball® gets everybody talking and interacting with ease in a positive, social way. Measures 6" in diameter.
Animals Thumball® - Multicolored 12 Panel - 6" Diameter
Animals Thumball® - Multicolored 12 Panel - 6" Diameter
Item: 148204
Status: In Stock
$17.95
3 years & up. The Animals Multicolored 12 Panel - 6" Thumball® is a fun way to teach common animals, colors, spelling, sounds, and eye-hand coordination. Throw it up, catch it, and respond to the panel under your thumb. Describe the characteristics and make animal sounds, try to have other players guess which animal you are! Download a free Activity Sheet and customize it with your own prompts to suit your specific educational goals, making the Animals Thumball® an endless opportunity… More »
Gross Motor Hoops
Gross Motor Hoops
Item: 0755P
Status: In Stock
$48.95 - $55.95
3 years & up. Roll these big hoops along, use them as beanbag targets, toss them over cones, or set up an obstacle course! Assorted colors. Non-weighted. Available in 2 sizes 30" and 24", each a set of 12 hoops.
Kaplan Gross Motor Skills Kit
Kaplan Gross Motor Skills Kit
Item: 12395
Status: In Stock
$209.95
3 years & up. Take the fun outside with this exciting gross motor kit. This kit includes 12 sturdy 24 inch hoops, 6 rubber playground balls, 6 rhythm ribbons, 6 super 8' speed ropes,10 numbered bean bags, 4 sidewalk chalks, 8 juggling balls and 5 foam sport balls. Children can play soccer, kickball, football, beanbag toss, and more! This kit promotes gross motor skills, fine motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination, color recognition, math skills, creativity, and collaborative play. Activity… More »
Rocky Boat
Rocky Boat
Item: 12725
Status: In Stock
$269.95
2 - 5 years. Teamwork keeps this flip-proof boat afloat. 2-4 children improve balance by rocking down the river or turn the boat over and it's a bridge with stairs on both ends. The tip-proof boat is made from Baltic birch. Assembly required. 47"W X 24"D X 12"H. Wt. 28 lbs.
B3 Bean Bag Bucketz Toss Game
B3 Bean Bag Bucketz Toss Game
Item: 146821
Status: In Stock
$74.95
8 years & up. Bean bag toss with a challenging twist! The Bean Bag Bucketz game combines classic concepts from games like bean bag toss and frisby golf to make a new and exciting point driven game. Set up the stand on any flat surface, attach the numbered buckets to the connectors up and down the stand, and arm your teams with 8 bean bags each. Teams throw all 8 bean bags into the buckets each round to rack up points. Each bucket is worth a different point amount. Whichever team has the most… More »
Tossing & Catching Kit
Tossing & Catching Kit
Item: 27745
Status: In Stock
$69.95
This kit included 3 double-sided activity card(s), 1 set of 1-10 numbered bean bags, 10 plastic cones, and 2 beach balls. This kit comes in a self-contained box.
Sports Ball & Bag Set - Set of 5
Sports Ball & Bag Set - Set of 5
Item: 31349
Status: In Stock
$64.95
Get your children active and outside with this engaging Sports Ball & Bag Set for Engaging Outdoor Games and Activities. This set includes the classic sports balls. Your children will love playing outside as they engage in a soccer, volleyball, football, or basketball game. This durable ball set is perfect for promoting gross motor functions, hand-eye coordination, and collaborative play. Encourage your children to practice their throwing, dribbling, kicking, serving, and catching skills with… More »
Set of 5 Playground Balls
Set of 5 Playground Balls
Item: 200214
Status: In Stock
$64.95
Improve throwing and catching skills with these durable, 2-ply, all-rubber playground balls. One each in the following sizes: 7", 8.5", 13", and 16".
4 Ring Basketball Stand With Storage Bag
4 Ring Basketball Stand With Storage Bag
Item: 22094
Status: In Stock
$304.95
3 years & up. This multiple-target metal basketball stand is the perfect height for little ones. This active play equipment promotes gross motor development and introduces children to sports. With four netted hoops this basketball stand is great for group activities on the playground or individual play in the backyard. Encourage children to create their own games or practice shooting basketballs with their friends. The 4 Ring Basketball Stand also comes with a storage bag to easily store activity… More »
Easy Grip Textured Balls - Set of 4
Easy Grip Textured Balls - Set of 4
Item: 32877
Status: In Stock
$54.95
Birth & up. Rubber balls with a honeycomb pattern surface which aids grip. Set includes one each of red, green, blue and yellow. Improves hand-eye coordination and ball skills. Supports collaborative and sensory play and development of gross motor skills. Ships deflated and includes inflation needle. Great for individual play or group activities. Each ball measures approximately 10" in diameter.
Chair Activity Bingo Game
Chair Activity Bingo Game
Item: 52982
Status: In Stock
$49.95
$24.95
3 years & up. Get your class moving with this Chair Activity Bingo Game for Simple Stretches and Movements. This game is the perfect for mindfulness minutes or stretching before an activity. Chair bingo is perfect for promoting gross motor skills, balance, and collaborative learning. Participants must complete the activity to mark their game card to win. This activity is great for use with older adults, classrooms with limited space, or anyone with limited mobility. Ensure everyone has enough space before starting.
Giant Activity Rings - Set of 9
Giant Activity Rings - Set of 9
Item: 55501
Status: In Stock
$90.95
12 months & up. This is a set of 9 durable rings in three sizes measuring between 9.8" to 17.7" in diameter. Great for game play both indoors and outdoors. Roll them, use for sorting, throw bean bags into them, or use them in imaginative play. Each ring includes braille for identifying size. Includes 9 rings in the 3 primary colors: yellow, red, blue.
Track and Field Kit - 24 Pieces
Track and Field Kit - 24 Pieces
Item: 63020
Status: In Stock
$249.95
4 years & up. These track and field activities are sure to get children excited while enriching gross motor development. Builds coordination, balance, muscle strength, and control. Kit includes 6-8"H Return-To-Right hurdles, foam discus set, baton set, and foam shot put set.
Scarves and Ribbons Set
Scarves and Ribbons Set
Item: 63025
Status: In Stock
$79.95
4 years & up. Get children moving as they use ribbons and scarves. Our bright nylon scarves and rainbow ribbons are lots of fun to wave, toss, twirl, and more. Perfect for movement and music activities outdoors or indoors. Activity card(s) included.Set includes 12 scarves (27" square) and 12 ribbons (each with a 12" wand and 36" ribbon).
PlasmaCar
PlasmaCar
Item: 63222
Status: In Stock
$100.95
3 years & up. This car's sleek, innovative design allows this car to go with no gears, batteries or pedals. Just steer and away you go. Turn and navigate in small spaces indoors, and ride outdoors on sidewalks, pathways, and any other safe, smooth, flat surface. Patented safety seat design places rider in a safe, comfortable position and minimizes tipping. The PlasmaCar is easy to operate, and helps children develop coordination, balance, and motor skills while harnessing the natural forces… More »
Push and Pull Go Wheelie
Push and Pull Go Wheelie
Item: 63264
Status: In Stock
$23.95
2 years & up. Get the fun going and rolling! Push along the Go Wheelie that provides an engaging and safe way to support balance, hand-eye coordination, and gross motor function development. Use for playtime indoors and outdoors to encourage imaginative and open-ended play. Measures 23.5" high.