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At-Home Activities & Resources

We want to support you during this difficult time. Here are some at-home resources and activity ideas you can share with your students, family, fellow teachers, and schools. Thank you for your commitment to keeping students active and engaged. 

-Moving Minds 

3 Active Thanksgiving-Themed Activities

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Reflecting on what you’re thankful for is a big part of the holiday, but why not use it as (another) way to introduce activity throughout the school day, whether at home or in school. Read through these fun Thanksgiving-themed activities and put some gobble in your wobble this holiday!  Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt  Things [...]

By |2020-11-20T18:23:56+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

BrainPrimers – Activity Decks that Target Executive Function

This winter, in collaboration with Dr. Lynne Kenney, leading pediatric psychologist, author, and educator, and Mike Kuczala, educational leader and author of The Kinesthetic Classroom, Moving Minds developed BrainPrimers—a product that we hope will expand the conversation about movement and learning. With the Moving Minds product development team, Mike and Lynne brought their BrainPrimers activity decks to fruition, resulting in an easy-to-implement classroom curriculum that utilizes movement to stimulate our students’ brains.   Targeting executive [...]

By |2020-06-04T16:14:20+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Mental Health Check-In: How Are You Doing?

I am not sure about everyone else, but I am tired. My family is tired. Pandemics are exhausting. If you are not working from a soft spot on your couch or an in-home office, then you might be surfing the web reading about the pandemic. It is relentless. Like this disease, the exhaustion and mental [...]

By |2020-05-12T18:19:07+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Practicing Mindfulness with Students

As the pandemic continues, it is important that our students take time away from schoolwork for relaxation. Routines have changed and we’ve had to adapt in many ways to stay healthy. I have found mindfulness to be especially helpful for my students during this time. In the classroom we use apps such as Calm and [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:31:12+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Movement Maze Ideas You Can Try At Home

With kids at home until the fall, we can’t think of a better activity than movement mazes to keep them active and occupied. You may have seen these popular movement mazes taking classroom hallways by storm. Now, the reality is distance learning and working remotely from home. But that hasn’t stopped teachers, parents, and students [...]

By |2020-10-14T13:54:38+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Staying Connected During Remote Learning

School looks different since the pandemic. It has been challenging to leave the classroom and move all learning to an online format. We miss each other. However, we know it is important to keep up with learning. That’s why we’re motivated and excited about learning with some of our favorite websites. One way we stay [...]

By |2020-05-07T21:50:15+00:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

Daily Brain Breaks You Can Do At Home – Week 5

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: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4 Monday Spine Stretch Sit upright, legs extendedBend [...]

By |2020-04-22T17:21:50+00:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

5 Predictions to Prepare for the Uncertainty of Our New Reality

My five-year-old is supposed to start kindergarten next year. As we prepare for school next fall, we have so many questions about our new reality, and we are working to educate our little scholar about what she might expect. COVID-19 has added some new challenges. Kindergarten prep events are canceled. Classroom visits are canceled. We [...]

By |2020-04-22T16:38:50+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

3 Teachers Talk Challenges and Triumphs of Distance Learning

What a different world we are living in! Who would have guessed the 2019-2020 school year would basically be “over” in March? Learning new teaching strategies on the fly. Trying to figure out how to communicate with students and their parents. Tracking emails and phone calls and homework submitted (and not submitted). No closure, no [...]

By |2020-04-17T15:10:15+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|1 Comment

Why Learning is Better Outdoors

Citizens of Minnesota, where Moving Minds is headquartered, have been spending a lot more time in indoors than usual. School is canceled. Gymnastics is suspended. Dance classes are scrapped. Music lessons are postponed. It is completely normal to start to feel a bit “stuck.” But, as we embrace our new reality, it is a great [...]

By |2020-04-13T21:07:46+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments