FREE Brain Breaks Cards

Brain breaks are those essential little mini-breaks that our children need throughout the day. This set focuses on animal actions, since they're so much fun to mimic. They're really great to use from preschool and Kindergarten through to Grade 1 plus homeschool kids!
Brain Breaks help kids have fun taking breaks from doing work because research shows preschool, Kindergarten, and first grade kids need these breaks from sittin still.These FREE printable cards are super cute and will help kids get that stretch break they need in a FUN way. Perfect for classrooms, homework time, homeschool, and other group settings.

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Brain Breaks

How to prepare

Download this printable below. Print off either the color or black and white pages, laminate (if you want) and cut to separate the cards. That's it! They're ready!

Pick a card and get moving with these free brain break animal actions cards!

How to use

The purpose of brain breaks are to give kids a quick physical and mental break from their work, or from too much sitting. Not just because it helps clear minds, but because research says movement helps kids retain and recall what they’ve been learning.

Children can pick a card and then do the actions for about 15 seconds. Brain breaks are meant to be brief interludes to re-focus and get their concentration back, so the break only needs to be a few minutes long.

These action cards are also great for practicing counting. Just count while doing the actions – it really helps kids stay on task, enjoy repetition, and get some extra movement into their day!

Taking brain breaks is an essential tool for keeping children's minds clear and engaged. Grab this free set!

I hope you enjoy taking these brain breaks with your kids!

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.