Now that August is rolling in it’s time that many teachers are thinking about getting back in their classrooms, parents are setting routines, and school therapists are getting ready for the new school year. A huge part of learning is having kids who are ready to learn, which means incorporating lots of movement and physical activity into the day. Many of us love to use brain breaks to do this. I’ve found that adding themes to these brain breaks makes them more fun and more engaging for the students. Brain breaks with a soccer theme is one of my favorite ways to engage the kiddos who love sports, at the World Cup time, or when rooting on your favorite soccer team! These are awesome for classroom brain breaks, physical education, PT, OT, SLP, or to use at home!
Classroom Brain Breaks With A Soccer Theme
These brain breaks are designed to be fast, fun, and efficient. For many of these classroom brain breaks you don’t need a ton of room but still get all the benefits of movement. They are simple and duration as well as repetitions are easy to adjust based on your needs. The best part is that if you love the soccer theme you can grab a set of ready made brain break cards at the shop as well as TpT.
Across The Room – High March, Toe Walk, Heel Walk, Side Step, Heel To Toe Walks, Jump
Arm Circles To The Side, Arm Circles Forward/Backward
Jump – Side To Side, Forward Backward, Jump and Turn, Fast, Corner Jumps, Left To Right Foot Jumps, Right Foot Hops, Left Foot Hops
Chair Running, Run In Place, Knee Bumps (Side to Side Marches), Dribble across the room (no ball necessary!)
Squats, Lunges, Wall Push-Ups, Up and Down on your Toes, Up and Down On Your Heels, Squat and Hold, Sit Ups, Side Step Squat Repeat
Right Foot Balance, Left Foot Balance, Tandem Standing (Let each leg lead)
Patterning – Examples: Jump, Twist, Spin Repeat – Combine several different movements to work on different motor patterns
Jumping Jacks, Tiny Jumps, Shoulder Blade Squeezes, Skip Across/Around The Room
Star Jumps, Body Wiggles, Victory Dance, Clap From The Floor To The Ceiling
Get Your Own Set Of Brain Breaks For The Classroom
Grab 48 different soccer themed brain break cards today! These ready made cards are perfect for any parent, teacher, therapist, or caregiver. Make movement fun with a theme. They can be found in the shop or at TpT!
Did I mention these can also be bought in a bundle along with my baseball, football, and basketball brain breaks. They are a fun and exciting way to get the kids moving. They are perfect to incorporate into stations, baseball units, morning meetings, or as brain breaks. Make movement fun!