This week I am revisiting some of last year’s posts that have a lot of helpful December links. This one is about getting everybody moving! Whether it’s between assignments or for indoor recess (those of you who actually have weather that makes that necessary sometimes!), these links are sure to wake everyone up and get out some of those December wiggles:)
One of the things that is really important any time of the year is to get the students up out of their seats. But it’s particularly vital this time of year. Attention spans are shorter and less time is spent out of doors in many places. Here are some ideas for keeping active during the school day:
- Just Dance Kids 2 – “Jingle Bells” comes from a Just Dance indoor recess playlist that was tweeted by@PrincipalJ. Not all of the songs are appropriate for elementary – but Jingle Bells seems pretty safe 😉
- Minds in Bloom has a fabulous list of Christmas Brain Breaks that could be modified for those of you that don’t celebrate that particular holiday. (Pretty sure your kids will enjoy the “Snowball Fight” idea!)
- Register for free at GoNoodle.com for some more Brain Break videos that include some gamification. (New for 2014, GoNoodle has a Winter Countdown Calendar that you can print – with a surprise GoNoodle activity for each day!)
- And, finally, this Pinterest Board from Lindsay Lane has a bunch of amazing ideas for “Classroom Movement.” (These Christmas Action Cards are adorable!)
Want more from this series? Check out Creative Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break and Logical Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break!