More than ever, kids (and teachers!) need a little downtime between lessons. These can be done individually or as a class and usually involve physical movement, singing, or even mindful stretching and relaxation. Need some inspiration? Here’s a list of kindergarten brain breaks to help you get started!
1. Animal Dance and Freeze
Let’s head to the jungle!
2. Dancing Robots
High tech fun!
3. Herman the Worm
You’ll be singing this song in your head all day…
4. The Wiggles: Hokey Pokey
You put one hand in, you put one hand out, you put one hand in, and you shake it all about!
5. If You’re Happy and You Know It
Clap your hands!
6. Slippery Fish
Sing along to this water adventure!
7. Wheels On The Bus (R&B Remix)
Get your groove on!
8. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Grab your binoculars!
9. Icky Sticky Bubble Gum
What a mess!
10. Tooty Ta
This is the silliest dance ever!
11. Shake Your Sillies Out
Burn off some energy!
12. Let’s Move
Wake up those bodies!
13. Move & Freeze Dance
Things are gonna get “wild!”
14. Shake Break
Shake out your hands, hips, and head!
15. Snowman Dance
Get ready to roll, slide, clap, and bounce!
16. Body Boogie Dance
Shake it to the right, shake it to the left!
17. Can’t Stop The Feeling
Get that sunshine in your pocket and that good soul in your feet!
18. Penguin Dance
This kindergarten brain break is too “cool” for school!
19. The Dance Freeze Song
Get kids up and moving!
20. Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
A fun spin on an old classic!
21. Itsy Bitsy Spider (R&B Remix)
You’ve never heard it like this before!
22. The Duck Song
23. Simon Says
Touch your nose!
24. The Floor is Lava
25. Sit and Stretch
Give your muscles some love!
Do you have any kindergarten brain breaks to share? Post in the comments below!
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