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Strategies to Support Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom

Embedding motor skill activities into the preschool classroom is so important to help children develop postural control, locomotor skills, and coordination skills.  Here are 5 strategies to support gross motor skills in the classroom.

5 Strategies to Support Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom Embedding motor skill activities into the preschool classroom is so important to help children develop postural control, locomotor skills, and coordination skills.  When children are able to maintain an upright posture, participate in physical activities and demonstrate eye-hand coordination skills, it is beneficial for functional learning in school.  […]

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Air Drawing Brain Break Freebie

Air Drawing Brain Break Freebie

Air Drawing Brain Break Freebie Do you need a quick brain break activity?  This air drawing brain break addresses so many skills and requires NO PREP.  Just print (download at the end of the post) and start moving.  Or don’t even print, show it on the projection screen in the classroom for a whole class […]

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I Can Go Up High Movement Song

I Can Go Up High Movement Song Are you in search of a quick movement activity that requires no equipment?  Maybe the children that you work with need body awareness, motor planning, and coordination practice. 

I Can Go Up High Movement Song Are you in search of a quick movement activity that requires no equipment?  Maybe the children that you work with need body awareness, motor planning, and coordination practice.  You will want to download this freebie – I Can Go Up High Movement Song. This movement song challenges body […]

10 FREE Winter Olympic Brain Break Ideas

10 FREE Winter Olympic Brain Break Ideas The Winter Olympics are quickly approaching.  It’s a great time to add more movement into the classroom with brain breaks. These quick brain breaks can be highly motivating for the class during an Olympic year. Here are 10 FREE Winter Olympic brain break ideas: Downhill skiing – Pretend to downhill […]

Star Wars Brain Break Workout

Star Wars Brain Break Workout

Star Wars Brain Break Workout Do you know any children who love Star Wars? Why not add in some physical activity? This is a great, fun, NO-PREP one page FREE printable to get your Star Wars Brain Break Workout started! Children can follow along with each exercise below for a quick brain break or anytime […]

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Selfie Elf Challenge – Get Kids Moving

Selfie Elf Challenge

Selfie Elf Challenge – Get Kids Moving Are you up for a challenge to get the kids moving?  Download this FREE Selfie Elf Challenge at the end of the post.  See if the children can match the elf poses EXACTLY with their bodies and snap a photo.  Show the picture to the child and see […]

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How to Get Students Ready to Learn After Brain Breaks or Recess

How to Get Students Ready to Learn After Brain Breaks or Recess

How to Get Students Ready to Learn After Brain Breaks or Recess Do your students have trouble settling down after brain breaks or recess time?  Maybe you are hesitant to incorporate movement into the school day because you loathe the aftermath of getting the high energy students to return to academic work.  Research indicates that students […]

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Super Simple Brain Break Tip

Super Simple Brain Break Tip

Super Simple Brain Break Tip While many of us know that increased physical activity levels are associated with higher academic scores, it can be hard to implement more exercise time during the school day. Here is a simple tip –  suggest to the teachers to squeeze in a super quick movement break every hour on […]

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Fidget Spinner Workout – Exercise While It Spins!

Right now, fidget spinners are everywhere.  Whether they are banned from your school or not, here is a fun way to add in some overall exercise while your spinner spins! You can download your FREE fidget spinner workout below.  Years ago, I created a fun printable with a different DIY spinning top (you can view […]

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10 Sensory Quick Fixes to Increase Attention Span

As the end of the school year approaches, the weather gets warmer, the kids get more antsy and attention spans decrease.  Sometimes our bodies need a little extra sensory input to help us maintain an appropriate level of alertness for optimal learning.  Here are some simple, sensory, quick fixes that may help children to increase […]