10 Brain Breaks for Kids During Online Learning
These quick and easy ideas for recess—or brain breaks—during virtual learning will help keep your student focused and happy.
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Pop the Bubbles
Take advantage of the bubble wrap from all your deliveries. Kids can crawl, roll, or run on this fun packaging material.
Play a Round of Simon Says
Make this game as simple or difficult as you want. You can slowly do the game’s movements or quickly switch your motions. Add in some silliness by making a funny face or sticking out your tongue.
Transform Into a Letter of the Alphabet
Call out letters and let your child make them with his body. You’ll both laugh as you see how he contorts his body to make the letter. No way is incorrect of course.
Strike a Pose
March in a Band
Ask your child to march in place. Call out different musical instruments. Your little musician can play them, even with sound effects. (Minimize the noise level if you’d like by explaining that you’re a quiet marching band.)
Stand Like a Statue
Describe a challenging pose. Maybe it’s put your right hand on your head. Lift up your right leg. Put your left hand on your left hip. Your child must hold the pose until you’ve clapped three times. You can even snap a picture to document the silly stance.