Brain Breaks to me are not only necessary for kids, but they are a classroom management strategy in the upper grades. My students actually earn Brain Breaks when they are doing excellent work (every 30-45 minutes). They want an immediate reward that lets them move around and be silly, and I want them to be allowed to have that silly time (at the appropriate time). Here are some Brain Break
Get students up and moving. Refocus them. Encourage them to think in a different way. Reward them for good behavior. Even leave the cards for a substitute as "filler activities". Print and go resource for upper elementary and middle school teachers to use with their students.
Brain Breaks for BIGGER Students - Get Them Moving and Thinking
Yoga can be a great break from the classroom routine or can also be a great way to use your Physical Education time! This product includes 14 posters in color (and black and white), a yoga journal, a book list, and teacher tips for use. Namaste!