60 Brain Breaks Cards plus Cards for the Socially Distance Learning Classroom

Rachel Lynette
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip (13 (60 Cards) + 48 for social distancing)
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Each of these 60 engaging Brain Breaks is not only super-fun, but also quick and easy! Everything you need is on the card. Just print, cut, and go. No gluing needed! In addition to the original set, there is now also a set of 48 Brain Breaks to accommodate the socially distanced classroom and learning remotely.

These 60 brain breaks have been carefully selected and created to meet the following criteria:

*** They all require students to get up out of their seats and move!

*** Every student is involved…none are just watching.

*** They can be completed in less than five minutes - many take less than a minute.

*** They require very little if any prep - most require no prep at all.

*** No special materials are needed - a few require pencils, music, or other easily attainable objects.

*** They do NOT require the use of a video or video game.

*** They are fun!

While there are a few old favorite (Simon Says, Dance Party), many are likely ones you have never tried before. Six blank cards are also included for you to create your own. In addition, there is a page with suggestions for use.


Distance Learning (added July 2020):

With all the stress and challenges that teaching during the COVID Crises

entail, incorporating Brain Breaks into your day is more important than

ever. Students who are confined to their desks for most of the day need

opportunities to move in order to stay focused and calm. Students who are

learning at home also need Brain Breaks (and bathroom breaks don’t

count). In addition, Brain Breaks are a great way to bring some fun into

distance learning.

This product now includes 48 Brain Breaks that have been adapted from the original set in order to accommodate social distancing and distance learning (teaching

remotely). Some of the activities remain the same as in the original, some

have been altered to keep students at least 6 feet away from each other,

and some are brand new Brain Breaks, created just for this set.


What teachers have said about this resource:

I cannot believe how quick these brain breaks go! My kids adore they them! They beg me to do another every time (I only allow one though because it isn't recess!) They are usually able to focus better after one of these quick breaks also. They love the brain break where they hide a classmate's shoe...hysterical! -ILiveToTeach.

My fifth graders LOVE these! I don't even want to tell them that they are not my idea! They think I am a genius! 60 seconds of this and they are back on track! -Mindi St. Peter.

My kids love these. I printed them on cardstock and had them laminated. We take turns picking a card from the bag - reading the instructions and leading the activity. Great cards. -Sandra M.


Copyright information:

Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license.

Happy Teaching!

Rachel Lynette

Minds in Bloom

Total Pages
13 (60 Cards) + 48 for social distancing
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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