Brain Breaks Pack
Are you looking for fresh brain break ideas?
This handy pack will give you a ton of engaging, fun, and simple ideas to choose from!
Brain Breaks Pack includes:
1. BRAIN BREAKS FOR KIDS
Sometimes you need a quick and easy exercise to help students transition between activities or bring their attention back to the task at hand. Other times, you simply need something to give these growing minds a break from the academic rigors of the day.
To spark your imagination, these brain breaks are broken into two categories, calming and energizing activities, depending on the needs of the children at that time. These brain-boosting activities are intended to take one to five minutes, but they are meant to be flexible to suit your needs. 22 pages. (Value: $9.95)
2. CALMING YOGA CARDS FOR KIDS
When emotions run and tempers flair, it can be challenging for children to find their way back to equilibrium and calm. A calm body and mind prepares students to focus, concentrate, and learn!
Calming Yoga Cards provide an engaging, safe, and creative way to help soothe your children while giving them valuable tools to do so on their own. Help your kids manage those big emotions and learn new tools to thrive. 57 cards total. (Value: $9.95)
3. ENERGIZING YOGA CARDS FOR KIDS
Kids are meant to move and be active. Get their wiggles out with these energizing yoga poses for kids.
Energizing yoga poses build heat in your body by activating your core, increasing strength, and building your flexibility. These challenging poses will increase blood flow and awaken the body and mind. The deck includes an index card, pose instructions, yoga teaching tips, 24 energizing yoga pose cards, and 24 matching description cards. 55 pages. (Value: $9.95)
4. ENERGIZING & CALMING ACTIVITIES POSTER
This handy poster provides 33 different activities that either energize or calm depending on the needs of your students. These fun, inspiring, and simple exercises will be your go-to in a pinch when your students are in need of a brain break.
All of these calming and energizing activities within this pack will help to boost attention and promote self-regulation in preschool and elementary-aged children.
Yoga Sutra 2.46 can be translated as:
“We need a balance of both effort and surrender in life.”
Children’s academic schedules are jam packed, with little down time. They might be sitting still for a math test, engaging in challenging group work, or struggling with a new concept—but then they are called out for not being able to focus, pay attention, or sit still.
In recent years, there has been a push for teaching children to slow down and to learn to live in the present moment. Educators, parents, and yoga teachers have recognized the importance of teaching children how to use their breath to help self-regulate and ease their worries. They also need to energize their bodies, release pent-up energy, or get rid of built-up stress.
These brain breaks promote the importance of both cultivating this quiet calm, as well as practicing energetic movement.
Hopefully, this “effort-surrender” strategy can become a part of your transition tamer or brain break toolkit as one more way to create a healthy, balanced lifestyle in this hectic world.
This classroom yoga resource is for schoolteachers, kids yoga teachers, parents, caregivers, and health practitioners looking for fun, simple ways to add transition tamers or brain breaks to your school curriculum in just a few minutes.
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