56 Brain Breaks Included!
When we move more, we learn more because healthy children learn better. Research has shown that physical activity affects the brain in ways that gets students more engaged and ready to learn. When we take a brain break, it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution to a problem or see a situation through a different lens.
Assembly: I highly recommend laminating the cards before use. I have placed the description cards on a ring that I keep near me at all times for that moment you know the students need a quick break. As for the chalkboard activity cards, I have attached them to a
popsicle stick so that students can draw from the brain break jar. The new cardboard straws would work great too!
Suggestion for Use: Whenever you start to see students dragging during a lesson pull a brain break activity to get them back on track. The cards are for you, so that you can read to or act out to the students as a model of the activity. Once you do these regularly students will have their favorites and beg to choose a card. How the activity is chosen is completely up to your classroom management style.