I’ve decided to try out something new! Interactive Brain Breaks and Physical Activity! I’ve always been a big proponent of stepping away from technology and taking a “brain break”. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology, I just believe A LOT of our time is spent on it, and a break can do some good. However, I’m not blind to the fact that technology can be very motivating, super convenient, and fun. I’ve decided that I want to make fun ways to move available no matter what format they come in!
The first interactive brain break game that I’ve created I’m giving away for free! The game is very simple to play and being that it is run on PowerPoint it can be played on your computer or on your interactive white board if you have that option.
Interactive Brain Breaks – How To Play
Begin play by clicking on the start button. This will take you to the games home page.
On the homepage the student(s) will select which physical movement they want to do.
Once selected they will select a colored circle. Under each circle is a different amount of reps or seconds (depending on how you want to utilize it in your setting).
When the student selects a circle the number of repetitions/seconds will come up. In this particular free game the repetitions/seconds are either 5, 8, 10, 12, 15 or 17.
The student(s) then complete that physical activity.
Hit the home button on the repetition/second card and play resumes.
How I Use It
As someone who travels between schools I uploaded the game to my iPad. I simply downloaded the free PowerPoint app and made sure I had an app that could open zip files. It has worked fabulously! I’ve used it on my computer at home as well and it works fine by just clicking the boxes. I’ve found with my own preschool aged child he will use it on the iPad and has figured out how to play and navigate himself quite easily!