"Brain Break" sticks! Each popsicle stick has an activity on it {like spin 3x, jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc...}. When I see that the kids are starting to fade away, I stop and say "man, our brains need to take a break...lets do a brain break."

Everyone needs a brain break now and then!

20 Ways to Keep Your Students Attention http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2012/04/20-ways-to-keep-your-students-attention.html#

Finger Twister Game - $4.99 // I bet you could easily make this for a simple party favor. Or for tables for guest to play with while waiting for food.

Brain Breaks

lots of classroom management ideas--I'm completely obsessed with this girl's blog

to make sure all students get called on. Start with all yellow facing up. As student gets called on, return it to cup with red side up.

Brain beads hung on Command(TM) Hooks: Each kid gets a necklace, add a bead for good "brain" work...get to take home at the end of the year!

“My Aunt Came Back” is a “repeat after me” camp song filled with silly, fun movements. Your kids will have a blast with this action song that is great for brain breaks, circle time or those bad weather days when children can’t go outside to play.

Music for "Move It Monday" and "Fun Friday" Brain Breaks looking good!

Any Grade--Any Words--10 Popsicle stick centers!

Zones of Regulation Break Cards

Brain Break chicken dance song

Resources to break up your day into shorter increments. "Brain Breaks" from Teach123

How About More Baaaa-rain Breaks? aka {Brain Breaks}

Your children will learn the FUN moves to the HIT dance song, "Jamaican Dance". Your kids will have a blast with this silly and fun action song! This movement song is great for brain breaks, circle time, group activities or those bad weather days when children can't go outside to play.

Hanging bulletin board borders

How to incorporate Brain Breaks into your homeschool! It might be just what you need to help wake up the brain and body! {Free Printable with 30 ideas to get blood pumping and improve focus!}

First day of school supply management (Also, this blogger is a funny writer. A quote from this post: "The first day sets the tone and it is doubtful that you want that tone to be 'crazed lunatic who breaks down on day one when the Rosearts, Sharpies and glue sticks start coming out.'")

Brain Break/ Energy boosters for quick pick me ups!