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Brain Break Activity Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 10 pages | Grades: K - 6

Give your students a quick brain break with this set of 19 whole-class games.

Print out the brain break activity cards on cardstock for added durability. Cut them out and punch a hole in the top right-hand corner of each card. Put them on a binder ring and hang them in an area that is easy for you to get to. Then, when your students are in need of a brain break, choose an activity and read out the instructions to your students!

Brain break activities include:

  • bingo
  • simon says
  • silent ball
  • heads down, thumbs up!
  • buzz off
  • dead ants
  • heads and tails
  • categories
  • rock, paper, scissors
  • hot potato
  • celebrity heads
  • musical statues
  • dance-off
  • topic talks
  • short film
  • get in order
  • open mic
  • story
  • singing.


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