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Each popscicle 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." Then I randomly select a popsicle stick and we do the activity together.  The kids absolutely go NUTS for these fun little activities.  None last longer than a minute and it's a great way to get them focused!

"BRAIN BREAK" STICKS -- Each popscicle stick has an activity on it {like spin jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc. When the kids are starting to fade away, randomly select a popsicle stick and do the activity together.

Pauzinhos com poses de yoga e jogos escritos

Here are some fun ideas for Brain Breaks! - love the use of popsicle sticks to decide the brain break!

Brain Break and Classroom Cheer Cards

Brain Break and Classroom Cheer Cards Remember, classroom cheers are perfect for uniting during your Brain Smart Start and throughout the day.

Brain Breaks for Squirrelly Students! 60 brain break cards to keep your elementary and middle school students happy and focused (and to save teacher sanity). Quick, easy, and super fun!! #brainbreaks #classroommanagement

Brain Breaks for Squirrelly Students

Brain Breaks for Squirrelly Students! 60 brain break cards to keep your elementary and middle school students happy and focused (and to save teacher sanity). Quick, easy, and super fun!

This 16 page file includes 36 brain breaks to do with your students. Detailed instructions and photos are included. Print the labels and glue them ...

This 16 page file includes 36 brain breaks to do with your students. Detailed instructions and photos are included. Print the labels and glue them to popsicle sticks for a quick and easy way to incorporate them into your classroom.

BRAIN BREAKS    CANNOT wait to do this!!!   I do some of these, but just off the top of my head. This will give the kids more of a variety.

Heeren's Happenings: Objectives and Brain Breaks----I can now do something useful with all the great brain breaks/movement activities I learned last year in grad class!

Brain Breaks can 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!} fun little breaks that get pulled out at random times to wake up lethargic brains and bodies!

Brain Breaks can 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!} fun little breaks that get pulled out at random times to wake up lethargic brains and bodies!

Brain Breaks For The Classroom. This pack is HUGE with 52 brain breaks AND an editable file to add your own!

# 8 Brain Breaks For The Classroom. This pack is HUGE with 52 brain breaks AND an editable file to add your own!

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exit ticket on a sticky note and stick it on the door on the way out for a quick assessment of understanding. Make this like a laminated poster I can put out when I do sticky note exit passes.

The first thing I do is always the same... I pick up my pencil and write my name.

Tori's Teacher Tips: Freebies The teacher at the school I volunteer at and she says the first part and have the kids say the second and it works!

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