6 Fun Activities on your Scooter Board
We love scooter boards and crawlers, those 4 wheeled toys with the flat surface that you can sit on, lie on and work across the room. Scooter boards provide a useful tool for working on mobility, direction, motor planning and gross motor skills. Be sure your scooter board is safe! Any floor scooter you acquire should have free rolling, no pinch wheels and are typically best for indoor use, lying stomach down or all fours (doggie) position. Never stand on a scooter board. Let's take a look at some great scooter activities.
Relay With Your Feet on your Scooter Board
This works sitting on either a standard scooter or a soft tummy scooter. On your mark, get set, go! Have a relay race across the room. You can do a relay with several students or you can use a timer to reach a target and try and beat your own time.
Scoot Backwards All the WayWhy go forward when you can go backwards? In fact, for some children, going backwards is easier since you can push with your legs as opposed to pulling with them. But you can also encourage going forward in one direction and then backwards on the return trip.
Visual Motor Combo with your Scooter BoardEncourage your scooter rider to roll up to a favorite puzzle or building set and put a piece in place. Now roll back and get another piece and repeat.
Drive Down the HighwayWatch out for the construction zone! Place cones, chairs or obstacles around the room or gym. You can even create a road with masking tape. Have your scooter driver try to stay on the road while making his way around the obstacles.
- Raana Smith