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Movement Break for Kids – Free Video and Printable

If you are looking for a super easy movement break for kids, look no further than this FREE animal exercise video and printable game.

If you are looking for a super easy movement break for kids, look no further than this FREE animal exercise video and printable game. This animal action exercise video will get your students moving and you do not have to lift a finger to prepare this activity! You can download the freebies at the end of the post. This freebie is from the complete Fitness Games for Kids – Exercise Spinners.

How To Complete the Video Movement Break for Kids

Free Movement Break for Kids

Ready for the directions… hit play!

That was hard LOL. All you have to do is hit play on the video spinner. Whatever number the spinner lands on, match up the animal activity and your students can get moving.

If the spinner lands on the number:

  1. Stomp like an elephant
  2. Wiggle like a jellyfish
  3. Jump like a kangaroo
  4. Gallop like a horse
  5. Hop like a rabbit
  6. Swim like a fish

Need to keep kids by their desks? Just explain to the students that they will perform the actions in place. If you have more room to move, the students can move around the room acting like their animals.

If your students enjoy moving like animals, check out the Animal Action packet.

How to Use the Printed Version on the Animal Movement Breaks for Kids

Print out the FREE movement break for kids PDF at the bottom of the post. You will need a pencil, paperclip and crayon, bingo chip, penny or play dough.

Step 1: Print out the Animal exercise spinner.

Step 2: Place a paper clip in the middle of the spinner circle.

Step 3: Put a pencil tip in the middle of the paper clip.

Step 4: Spin the paper clip with your fingers.

Step 5: Perform the exercise that the paper clip lands on.

Step 6: Put a bingo chip, pom-pom, or small piece of play dough to cover up the matching black number.

Step 7: Repeat spinning the paper clip and performing the exercises until you have covered up all of the black numbers.

Remember, if you enjoy this activity, you can get 11 more with the complete fitness games for kids digital download.

Busy teachers, therapists, and parents can start incorporating these fitness games for kids in small spaces with zero preparation. Just hit PLAY on the Exercise Spinners and you are all set to go.

Even More Ideas for the Animal Exercise Spinner

Check out these additional movement breaks for kids using the animal exercise spinner.

Motor Memory Game

Study the pictures and perform each activity 1 through 6. Spin the spinner three times in a row to get three numbers. Turn over the paper.

Can you remember the three actions that match the three numbers? Perform the actions. Turn your paper back over and check if you were right. Challenge yourself – can you remember up to 6 actions? Need more working memory interactive games? Check out Motor Memory Games.

Motor Pattern Game

This is a group game. Player one spins and performs the matching action. Player two spins and performs player one’s exercise along with the exercise that they got on the spinner. Player three has to perform player one’s exercise, player two’s exercise and then spin for themselves and add their own exercise. Continue playing until someone forgets and start over.

Exercise Spinner Walk

For this fun movement break for kids, place six numbered spots on the ground or hang the numbers on the wall around the room. Place all of the printed exercise spinner pages face down or use the slide show.

Turn on some music. The children walk around the room by the spots. When the music stops they have to freeze at the number they are standing by. Randomly choose an exercise spinner. Do not spin the wheel just use the exercises pictured. The children have to perform the matching exercise based on the number they are at. Turn the music back on and repeat again.

Download your FREE Movement Break for Kids – Animal Exercise Spinners

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This freebie is from the complete Fitness Games for Kids – Exercise Spinners which includes 12 different spinners!

If you are looking for a super easy movement break for kids, look no further than this FREE animal exercise video and printable game.