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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 free brain break activity cards are really great to use from preschool, pre k, kindergarten through first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Download the pdf file to print the brain break cards in color or black and white.

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 free brain break activity cards are really great to use from preschool, pre k, kindergarten through first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Download the pdf file to print the brain break cards in color or black and white.

Free Brain Break Activity Cards

Have you ever made the comment it looks like your child has ants in their pants. Sitting still for an extended period of time is hard for young learners. It is especially hard to sit still when they are concentrating hard and not engaged. These super cute free brain break activity cards are free printable brain break cards to give preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students a quick stretch break; a chance to move and free their mind so when they come back they can focus better.  According to research if kids take a 3-5 minute break, their brains are optimized to learn for the next 45 minutes!  So allowing kids to get up, stretch, and clear their minds is not only good for their bodies, but helps them to focus better on their school work.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love these brain breaks for kids!

Brain break cards

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.  Now print the free brain break cards in 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!

Free printable brain break cards

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.

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

Brain breaks for Kids

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

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