I have compiled the top twenty transitional activities I use to give students a break, refocus them, get the fidgets out, transition between activities, or just to have fun! I use some of these multiple times a day with a wide variety of students and they never fail to work.
Too often I see new teachers unable to quickly and quietly transition kids from desks to rugs to lines and down the hall. Transitions can make or break your day.
Movement breaks are also great for students with special needs. When you implement transitional activities and movement breaks, you will see negative behaviors decrease significantly. Give them a try!