Download a brain breaks activity bundle perfect for kids in elementary and middle school!
Brain Break Activities That Get Kids Moving
Get your students up out of their seats and moving around with games designed to refocus their brains! This bundle of teacher-created activities for elementary and middle schoolers packs 16 different movement games into one easy-to-download bundle.
Each game instruction sheet is available as a PDF so it can be printed out for students to follow along. Why not print a few copies for kids to grab when it’s rainy outside and they need a fun indoor recess game?
Movement and Brain Break Activities
There are plenty of ways to give kids a brain break in the midst of instructional time, but did you know that movement has been proven to help kids stay alert and focused during lessons?
Movement stimulates blood flow in the body – including blood flow to the brain. When kids participate in physical activities during brain breaks, it increases their blood circulation, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the brain. This improved oxygenation can enhance our students’ cognitive function, memory and overall mental performance!
Research tells us movement during brain breaks can enhance cognitive processes such as attention, memory, information processing and problem-solving skills by stimulating neural connections and the release of neurotransmitters. Together, this contributes to improved learning and cognitive abilities.
- One Word Story Active Game
- Traffic Lights Active Game
- What Are You Doing? Active Game
- Zip Zap Zoom! Active Game
- Capture the Treasure Active Game
- Follow the Leader Active Game
- Fruit Salad Active Game
- Human Knot Active Game
- Mirror, Mirror Active Game
- Shazzam! Active Game
- Snake Sheds Its Skin Active Game
- The Team Freeze Frame Active Game
- Yes Let's! Active Game
- Chicken Evolution Active Game
- If You're Something and You Know It Active Game