Brain Breaks to Try at Home

Brain Breaks to Try at Home

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Brain Breaks to Try at HomeBrain breaks provide children with a short break from whatever activity they are focusing on and have a lot of benefits. Taking brain breaks can help reduce a child’s frustration and stress levels and increase their attention and productivity. Some great activities for brain breaks include:

  • Dance Party or Freeze Dance
  • Yoga
  • Stretching
  • Doodle Break
  • Take a walk
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Make a snack
  • Simon Says
  • Pretending to be animals
  • Shake a sensory bottle (water bottle filled with water and glitter)
  • Play follow the leader

Songs are also a great way to get the children up and moving. It will help burn some of their energy while giving them a physical activity. Here are some songs that you can sing with the children to get those wiggles out.

Baby Bumblebee

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(Cup hands together as if holding bee)

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Ouch! It stung me!
(Shake hands as if just stung)

I’m squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(‘Squish’ bee between palms of hands)

I’m squishing up a baby bumblebee,
Ooh! It’s yucky!
(Open up hands to look at ‘mess’)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(Wipe hands off on shirt)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Now my mommy won’t be mad at me!
(Hold hands up to show they are clean) 

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes,
Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes,
Eyes and Ears and Mouth and Nose,
Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes! 

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came back
One, two, three, four

Four little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only three little ducks came back
One, two, three

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only two little ducks came back
One, two

Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only one little duck came back
One

One little duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But none of the five little ducks came back
Sad mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And all of five little ducks came back

Ring Around the Rosie

Ring around the rosie,
a pocket full of posies!
Atishoo, atishoo!
We all fall down!

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