Brain break sticks! Draw one every once in a while when the kiddos need to get some blood flowing to their brains. I do brain break EVERY day, I also allow 15 min for the kids to play ANY math game they want. I always encourage them to get one that practices a skill they think is hard, believe it or not they usually do. We call this the "BRAIN BUILDER".
Tired of hearing, "That isn't fair!" This activity is a great way to help children understand that fair isn't when everyone gets the same thing...it's when everyone gets just what they need. All you'll need for this lesson is a big box of Band-Aids and some time for class discussion. Love the simplicity and impact of this lesson!
Indoor Recess Dance Party! Here's a great kid-friendly playlist of videos to popular music. Your kids will get up and get tons of physical activity while having fun! We do this in the morning on the announcements but would be great for indoor recess!