We’ve created a resource of daily brain breaks that you can do at home! Feel free to switch around the days to best suit your schedule, or put your own twist on the brain breaks. You can find more daily brain breaks here:
- Sit upright, legs extended
- Bend one knee, place foot on opposite side of straight leg
- Inhale, 4 counts
- Exhale, turn torso toward bent knee
- Inhale, return to center
- Repeat on opposite side
- • Stand, feet hip-width apart, toes forward
- Inhale, slowly bend knees
- Sit back into chair position, thighs parallel to floor
- Raise arms in front of body – Palms facing each other – Weight in heels
- Hold for 2-3 breaths
- Exhale, rise to standing position
If you would like to learn and teach more yoga poses, download these helpful lessons from Achieve PE:
Using phrases such as “floor is lava” and “Andy is coming” is a fun way to get active throughout the day. When using the phrase “floor is lava,” your child must (safely) get on a piece of furniture or object so they are no longer touching the floor. When using the phrase “Andy is coming” your child must lay on the floor like a toy.
Read off a variety of options and have your child identify if they prefer “this” or “that” by moving to one side of the room for “this” and to the other side of the room for “that.” Options include, but are not limited to math/reading, recess/lunch, music/art, fruits/vegetables, sing/listen, and sweet/sour.
It’s time to get silly! Call out an animal and have your child mimic its movement. For example, if you call out “frog,” your child would hop on all fours like a frog. To make this more educational, have your child mimic the animal and shout out a fun fact about the animal.
First, pick a household favorite song. Then, give each child a piece of paper and a variety of crayons, stickers, and glitter glue. Have your child create a picture based on the lyrics of the song.
Tune in next week for more exciting brain breaks to try with your family!