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Elementary School Brain Breaks and Transition Activities

Looking for some unique and time tested elementary school brain breaks and transition activities?  Keep reading to get some FREE ideas and Links to resources you can use today.

We see it in their bored eyes, or their hands start to fiddle with shoe laces, or they start talking. They finish their work early, or they come into the classroom with a glazed look over their eyes. That’s when it’s time for elementary school brain breaks and transition activities.

Teaching Kindergarten? First Grade?  Preschool?

MOVEMENT

I’ll share 3 different types of BRAINBREAK & TRANSITION ideas to get you started.

FREEZE DANCE

Kids love FREEZE DANCE!

Here’s my favorite one!

Dinosaur Freeze Dance Activity on the Sing Play Create YouTube Channel

FREEZE DANCE  is a fun elementary school brain breaks and transition activity you can use anytime in your classroom.

You don’t need props.

You just need some space.

Play the video and let the kids work out all of their wiggles.

DINOSAUR FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READ MORE ABOUT FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITIES HERE:  BLOG POST ABOUT BUILDING COMMUNITY WITH OCEAN FREEZE DANCE

SCARF ACTIVITIES

It doesn’t take much effort to use scarves in any preschool or primary classroom.  You can toss them in the dryer to disinfect!

Put them in a mesh bag to pass out- or assign a scarf to a student and make it their for the school year.  

You’ll find that many of your shy students will love moving the scarves around to music.  

Sing Play Create has instrumental music tracks on SPOTIFY and APPLE MUSIC

Sing Play Create Music on Spotify

 

OCEAN FRIENDS SCARF ACTIVITY

OCEAN FRIENDS SCARF ACTIVITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more on how to use SCARF ACTIVITIES BY CLICKING HERE

SUBSCRIBE AND GET YOUR FREE SCARF ACTIVITIES HERE

DRAMA

I’ve used  pantomime types of activities for BRAIN BREAKS AND TRANSITIONS too.

Winter Activity:

I promise you that younger children will love to come into the room and pretend to build a snowman, make a snow angel and take our “winter” clothes off and hang them up. Remove our boots, unwrap our scarf,  or shovel the snow before we get into the regular lesson. 

PANTOMIME ACTIVITY IDEAS:

  • BAKING COOKIES
  • SKIING
  • SKATING
  • RIDING A BIKE
  • PAINTING
  • BALLET DANCINE
  • SWIMMING

These activities are great to encourage creativity and help make brain connections between the right and left brains. 

Try “THE SNOWMAN DANCE” Action Song and Brain Break!

The kids love these creative and engaging activities and I know yours will too!

ELEMENTARY BRAIN BREAKS ON AMAZON!

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ELEMENTARY EASY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SONGS (TRANSITION ACTIVITIES)

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ELEMENTARY BRAIN BREAKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINTER BRAIN BREAKS

So I put together some really fun BRAIN BREAKS FOR WINTER & HOLIDAYS *PRINT & GO *TEAM & INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES.
It has more than just 30 second individual activities. I created activities that also encourage TEAM BUILDING and COOPERATION.  You’ll get 2 versions of several of the BRAIN BREAKS to choose from for your classroom needs.

You might want to do the individual ones first and then do the group ones at a party!
YOU GET:
24 cards for GRADES K-6
Large PRINTABLE cards for easy cutting and reading.
You can choose to have the students do the activities in SILENCE or allow them to talk.
JUST PRINT/SLICE and GO!
Be prepared for the next three weeks of wiggles, jiggles and excitement as the Holidays grow closer. I’m ready–are you?

BRAIN BREAKS FOR WINTER & HOLIDAYS *PRINT & GO *TEAM & IND

 

MUSIC

Play music as your students come into the classroom.  Encourage movement and dancing as they work their way towards their desks or spots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll want to check out the variety of Brain Breaks and Transition activities we offer at Sing Play Create.

 

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