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. These Brain Breaks Cards are really great to use from preschool and Kindergarten through to Grade 1 plus homeschool kids!
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Brain Breaks Cards
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!
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!
I hope you enjoy taking these brain breaks with your kids!
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