Increase physical activity throughout the school day with classroom activities! Help students transition to the next activity with ease, while boosting student’s mood. Classroom activities can help create cooperation, and can improve test scores!

Group Recess Games to Invigorate Kids’ Activity

As the school year winds down and the weather gets warmer, we tend to give students more opportunities to go out for recess. In case you haven’t noticed, kids don’t know how to play anymore, especially when they have the freedom to choose what they want to do. They hang around the teachers or sit [...]

By |2023-05-23T20:00:26+00:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

Are Classroom Movement Breaks Working?

So you've implemented classroom movement breaks, but are they working? Our study on The Walking Classroom says they are. Learn more about the study and how to know if classroom movement breaks work for your students. In our study on The Walking Classroom, which is a series of audio recordings of academic content students listen [...]

By |2023-04-24T18:02:39+00:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: Active Classroom Management, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

5G: Motivating Teachers to Implement Movement Breaks

5G is the latest version of cellular technology, designed to increase the speed of wireless networks. Just as phones and cellular service companies need updates and means to improve their value, schools need different techniques to encourage teachers to offer (or offer more) movement breaks. If the motivation to allow students to do activity breaks [...]

By |2023-02-20T14:08:53+00:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

The Spacing Effect: Retain More Information using Activity Breaks

What if I told you that naps may actually help students retain information? It may seem counter-intuitive, but taking breaks has been shown to help people remember more. This concept is called the “spacing effect”. Much like how we learn best with sports skills, cognitive performance is improved if we provide multiple learning sessions with [...]

By |2023-02-20T14:00:56+00:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

4 Active Learning Activities for College Students

While the 10-minute limit on attention span for college students has not been effectively evinced, we do know there is an inverse relationship between the length of lecture and retention of material learned during that time. Additionally, Bradbury suggests that teachers matter more than the teaching format/length of the class. Thus, active learning at all [...]

Use Creative Brain Breaks for Easy Transitions

Miss Docheff gives her students the 2-minute countdown to let them know they will move to the next activity soon. She rings her bell three times, so they know to stop, look, and listen. Then, she points to the next activity written on the schedule board so they can orient themselves to the activities coming [...]

By |2022-03-30T15:16:48+00:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Classroom Activities|Tags: , , |0 Comments

3 Tips for an Active Indoor Recess

Cold weather is approaching, which means planning for indoor recess when temps reach low numbers. Indoor recess can become sedentary day after day, but it doesn't have to be with a bit of planning and creativity. Use these 4 tips and ideas for your next indoor recess day! Implementing Technology-Free Days It's easy for students [...]

Activity Breaks that Encourage Social-Emotional Learning

Hopefully you’re in the groove of the school year and have experienced success implementing physical activity breaks for your students. If not, now’s a great time to begin! It’s also a good time to focus on the mental health of our students. One way to address this is through different movement or activity breaks that incorporate aspects [...]

6 Halloween-Themed Yoga Poses for Students

There are many benefits to yoga such as improving self-awareness and boosts attitude, has a positive impact on mental health, and is an easy way to get your students moving. Little to no equipment is needed for this fun activity. We recommend using yoga mats for comfort and sanitary purposes. In the midst of spooky-season, [...]

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