The Gingerbread Man is a classic story around the holiday season. It’s often taught in homes and in schools. It’s also the perfect story to incorporate movement. Think of how much running that Gingerbread Man talked about? It’s always a bonus to incorporate movement for kids in any setting that can be fast, fun and effective. The Gingerbread Man brain break ideas are just that! Try add this as part of your gingerbread man activities!
Gingerbread Man Brain Break Ideas – Gingerbread Man Activities
Gingerbread man brain breaks are simple to use. Adjust repetitions and duration to best meet your needs. If you love these ideas you can pick up a set of ready made Gingerbread Man Brain Break Cards in the shop or on TpT. Use the themes to have the kiddos relate their actions to each theme! These brain breaks are meant to be fast, fun, and effective.
Toe Walk, Knee Walk, Heel Walk, Jump (for distance – across a room), Walk Backward, Skip, March, Follow the Leader, High Knees (As Fast As You Can), Side Step, Chair Run, Run In Place
Dough Pound: Forward Arm Circles, Backward Arm Circles, Rolling Pin: Roll, Twist Side to Side
Cupboard Reach: Reach For The Ground, Reach For The Sky, Move Your Arms To Eat Cookies As Fast As You Can, Squat (to the cookie jar)
Mud Jumping: Side To Side Hops, Front and Back Hops, Roll On Your Back in a Ball Side To Side, Stomp In Place (In The Mud)
Single Foot Hops, Jumping Jacks, Gallop Forward, Gallop Backward
Crawl, Lunges, Sway Hips Side to Side, On Your Hands and Knees Drop Your Stomach Toward The Ground and Hold
Tandem Standing (Take Turns Letting Each Side Be The Lead Foot), Walk Heel To Toe Forward, Walk Heel To Toe Backward
Right Foot Balance, Left Foot Balance, Partner Balance: Stand On Left Foot Hold Partners Hand and Jump, Partner Balance: Stand On Right Foot Hold Partners Hand and Jump
Jump As Fast As You Can, Jump and Turn, Free Dance, Line Up Tallest To Shortest
Get Your Gingerbread Man Brain Breaks
Do you love the idea of Gingerbread Man Themed Brain Break and Gross Motor Cards, but don’t have the time to make them? Pink Oatmeal has you covered. A full set of Gingerbread Man brain breaks are available for you in my Teachers Pay Teachers store or in the shop on the blog. View the full previews of the cards in the shop. Stay at the store and shop around and find brain breaks for all seasons and themes!