25 Second Grade Brain Breaks For When You Need to Move

Get the wiggles out!

Collage of video stills for second grade brain breaks

Hit a mid-morning slump? Feel like the afternoon has been dragging on forever? Sounds like the perfect time to step away and recharge. Whether you’re looking for a way to decompress or a quick energy boost, this list of second grade brain breaks is a great place to start!

1. Move and Freeze

“C’mon, move and freeze!”

2. Boom Chicka Boom 

“I Said A Boom Chicka Boom!”

3. Brrrrrrrrrrrr (Dance-A-Long)

“I’m high fiving a penguin — I’m gonna freeze!”

4. Happy Dance

“Stand up! Feel the beat!”

5. Cha Cha Slide Dance


“Everybody clap your hands!”

6. Stretching Song

“Put your left foot forward and lunge!”

7. Ants in My Pants

“As I dance with my hands!”

8. What’s That You Say

“Let me see your robot moves!”

9. Yoga for Kids

“Brain breaks, give our mind a rest!”

10. Be the Pond

A short mindfulness video for kids.

11. Fortnite Dance Challenge

With Gummy Bear and Friends!

12. Guess the Sound Game 

“Guess the sounds before the time runs out!”

13. Milkshake

What’s today’s special?

14. Toosie Slide

“Left foot up, right foot slide!”

15. Never Have I Ever

This second grade brain break is the perfect energizer!

16. Peanut Butter in a Cup

“Peanut butter in a cup we sing this song to pump us UP!”

17. 5 Minutes Body Scan Meditation

Help kids understand the mind-body connection.

18. Wiggle It

“Wiggle, it, wiggle it, wiggle it, hey!”

19. How to Juggle

It’s a fun skill to learn!

20. Five Finger Breathing


Strengthen your superpowers of focus and calm.

21. 5 Minute Move

40 seconds work, 20 seconds rest.

22. 5 Minute Yoga Routine for Kids

Go on a safari adventure!

23. Double Scoop

“Kick it all off with a waffle cone!”

24. Let’s Move

“Get your body in the groove!”

25. Yoga Dance Party

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Plus, check out Your Guide to a Happy & Healthy Virtual Classroom.

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25 Second Grade Brain Breaks For When You Need to Move