It’s baseball season! When working with my kids during therapy sessions I try to find activities that interest them or catch their attention. I’ve found with my sports crazy kids, relating sports to any kind of strengthening, range of motion, cardiovascular exercise etc. to the task can make it a whole lot more fun. Since we are in the heart of baseball season I decided to start off re-organizing and getting together some fun baseball brain breaks/movement cards to use with the kids to encourage all sorts of activity. Really, it doesn’t even have to be baseball season for my sports lovers to enjoy these baseball themed brain breaks!
Baseball Brain Breaks
I tried to organize the movements based on certain activities that baseball players need to do to play in the game, be prepared to play in the game, or celebrate after the game. The kids are so excited to participate in these different movements when they imagine themselves warming up like baseball players or fielding the ball.
Stretching (A variety of stretches), Marching, Jumping Jacks, Cross Over Steps, Side Steps, Knee Hugs, Twists
Squat and Holds, Leaping Grabs, Right To Left Hops, Running In Place, Floor Touches
Swings, Bunting Position (Squatting Down), Batter’s Practice Swings (Faster Swings)
Galloping, Walking Backward, Marching Around The Room, Moon Walking
Fast Jumps, Right To Left Foot Jumps, Jump and Turn, Front To Back Jumps
Squatting, Lunges, Side Step With Squat
YMCA Dance, Victory Dance, Spinning Fireworks Jumps
Patterning – Jump, Clap, Spin Repeat
The best part is there are ready made cards available for your use! They can be utilized however you want and what works for your setting. As the leader you can select the cards or you can let the students select their cards. The amount of repetitions and duration can be adjusted to meet your needs and settings. The kids LOVE it and the theme makes it so much fun!
Get Your Own Set Of Cards
Grab 48 different 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 soccer, 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!
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