25 Kindergarten Brain Breaks to Get the Wiggles Out

Move, dance, freeze, and more!

Collage of stills from kindergarten brain breaks videos

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

Waddle waddle!

23. Simon Says

Touch your nose!

24. The Floor is Lava

Watch out!

25. Sit and Stretch

Give your muscles some love!

Do you have any kindergarten brain breaks to share? Post in the comments below!

Plus, check out Important SEL Skills Kids Can Learn From Watching Sesame Street.

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25 Kindergarten Brain Breaks to Get the Wiggles Out

Posted by Jeanne Croteau

Jeanne is a mother of six (including toddler twins!), writer, homeschooler, and social sciences professor. She loves cooking, reading, and dancing in her kitchen.

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