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Movement Breaks with Animal Friends

Looking for some fun movement breaks for your preschool and kindergarten students? 

Keep reading to get the links to some fun movement breaks with animal friends.

MOVEMENT BREAKS WITH ANIMAL FRIENDS

Movement strengthens eye coordination, hand to eye coordination, sequencing, patterns, and strengthens existing connections in the brain.

Music and Movement activities help children make important brain connections between reading, writing, math, and science. 

I believe- and know that movement is so important for young children!

WHY USE MOVEMENT BREAKS?

MOVEMENT BREAKS DEVELOP MORE THAN JUST MOTOR SKILLS

  • Cross Body (Cross the Midline) Movement
  • Gross Motor Movement
  • Fine Motor Movement
  • Listening
  • Team Building
  • Connect nature with music and movement.

Read “Movement Activities and Props” to learn different ways to use movement breaks and props in your classroom.

WAYS TO USE MOVEMENT BREAKS

You can use movement breaks in many diverse wasy.

  • TRANSITIONS
  • INDOOR RECESS
  • REWARD ACTIVITY
  • TEAM BUILDING
  • MORNING MEETING WAKE UP
  • SUBSTITUTE LESSON
  • CONNECT TO LITERACY
  • CONNECT TO MATH
  • CONNECT TO SCIENCE
  • CONNECT TO MUSIC
  • CONNECT TO ART
  • CONNEC TO CULTURE

Overall, these activities will give your children the chance to play games, learn to work together, take turns and make connections in Science.

So, keep reading to get all the links to the movement breaks with animal friends any teacher can use in their classroom to help make those connections and give students a fun brain break.

ANIMAL FRIEND MOVEMENT BREAKS

Animal Alphabet Letter Activities: Read-Say-Trace, Matching, Recognition

Animal friends are ready to help your students Read-Say and Trace the alphabet letters as they move to the music!

Students will love the cute animal friends in this alphabet read along video with audio tracks saying the letters.

In addition, there’s a variety of ways to use this video!

Students can echo the letter names as well as dance and move with the music!

Teachers will love having the variety of materials to give students many opportunities to practice letter recognition as they read, say and trace as well as match upper case alphabet letters A-Z.

Using the video your students can move to the music as they say the letters. How fun! They will love calling out the A B C’s as they read the letters.

Tons of activities included in this letter recognition set of materials.

Animal Themed Math Counting 1 to 30 Activities with Music and Movement

Let’s count to 30 with animal friends!

Let’s get your students to move and call out the numbers with these fun videos with numbers and dancing music.

And, it’s narrated with Count to 30 numbers, this video activity will have your students counting to 30 and moving at the same time.

Teachers and students will love using the tracing and matching activities with cute animal graphics.

This is a fun and easy way to learn the numbers 1-30 counting activity you can do at school or at home!

Count the numbers 1-30 anytime of year and as part of your regular math curriculum.

Animal Friends Scarf Activity, Brain Break, Creative Movement Activity

Let’s wave scarves around with our animal friends!

Your students will get help from Giraffe, Elephant, Cat, Dog and more are waving and swooshing their scarves around to help students move, burn energy, stay focused and get some exercise in during your classes.

Cute video with music and scarf moves for your Preschool and Kindergarten Music, P.E. and regular ED classes. Many ways to use this engaging scarf activity! Mini Lesson and worksheets included for music lessons on high/low, fast/slow and expression.

Animal friends always make an excellent brain break or creative movement activity. The actions are directional words and students will love coloring the action words and tracing the scarf paths.

Animals Move and Freeze Dance, Brain Break, P.E. Exercise, Movement Activity

Animals are EVERYWHERE! Are you ready to MOVE and FREEZE with these Animal Friends? This multi-use activity will have your students hopping, marching, clapping, and spinning with their favorite animals to fun music.

In additions you’ll find that the Video, Flashcards, coloring sheet Materials provide many movement and music as well as learning opportunities for physical exercise, brain breaks and learning action verbs as well as helping children make connections to animal studies.

Honestly, this resource is not just about moving- there are coloring pages for each action you can use in your literacy centers and 6 activities for P.E. as well as a sample lesson plan for music and movement teachers.

OCEAN ANIMAL FRIENDS MOVEMENT BREAKS

OCEAN FRIENDS FREEZE DANCE, Brain Break, Movement Activity with Video

Ocean Friends are ready to Freeze Dance with your students!

You can take your students on a journey under the sea and play with whales, dolphins, starfish and crabs who jog, jump, wiggle, spin and move under water!

Ocean Friends Scarf Activity, Brain Break, Movement Activity Video

Looking for a fun Ocean or Under the Sea movement activity?

Connect your ocean science unit with this fun movement activity.

I promise, your students will love the swishing, swooshing, wiggling, and tossing scarves with ocean animal friends.

SPRING ANIMAL AND INSECT MOVEMENT BREAKS

Spring Action Song, Brain Break, Movement Activity “Springtime Dance” Video, Mp3

Got the springtime wiggles?

Springtime is a great time to bring out the movement breaks!

READ THIS POST “SPRING MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES” to get tons of ideas for your students!”

Need a springtime song for your music program?

Not only is “Springtime Dance” a brain break and action song, but it’s perfect for a presentation for parents.

In addition, you can use the video as a quick brain break or use the presentation file to teach students the actions.

This springtime action song is perfect for a springtime music program or end of year Kindergarten program.

Ultimately, you’ll be able to integrate movement, music and science using this song during your spring, garden, and Earth Day lessons.

SPRING FREEZE DANCE, Brain Break, Movement Activity with Video

Spring Freeze Dance activity for your Preschool through 3rd grade students.

Consequently, whether in music class, P.E., or other classes, students love to FREEZE DANCE!

By now all teachers know that movement activities foster student engagement, listening, emotional health and brain connections as students have fun!

Therefore, incorporating these movement activities into your school day will help learning grow.

Spring Scarf Activity with Video for Brain Breaks, PE, Music, Preschool

Spring scarf activity for music and movement classes.

Children love to move with scarves and music. This Spring scarf video with music will keep your active students moving in the right direction. Use this activity in music class, preschool, elementary and homeschool.

Scarf activities are a great brain break and give students a chance to exercise.

MOVEMENT ACTIVITY TIP: Have your students stand in their own space as they move. Be sure to have them draw a circle or make some bubble space around them to define that space.

Even more importantly, they’ll be able to get a great workout while exercising gross and fine motor muscles.

In addition, you can use the video in your virtual classrooms for spring music and movement activities.

BUG AND INSECT MOVEMENT BREAK ACTIVITIES

CONNECT SCIENCE ACTIVITIES WITH MUSIC AND MOVEMENT BREAKS

BUGGY MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES are perfect to get your “littles” moving in music classes or in your preschool activities.

Imagine your students imitating the different bugs while developing gross and fine motor skills.

Preschool as well as elementary teachers will love using these bug movement cards for brain breaks during your life cycle activities for BUTTERFLY, MOTHS, LADYBUGS, CATERPILLAR, and other “bug” science activities.

These activities make a great addition for your spring science lessons.

I’m hoping that these animal movement breaks will help your students in your classroom move and learn with music and movement activities.

Sandra from Sing Play Create
Looking for some fun movement breaks for your preschool and kindergarten students?  
Keep reading to get the links to some fun movement breaks with animal friends.
Music and Movement activities help children make important brain connections between reading, writing, math, and science.  
Movement strengthens eye coordination, hand to eye coordination, sequencing, patterns, and strengthens existing connections in the brain.
MOVEMENT BREAKS WITH ANIMAL FRIENDS

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