Well, there is no denying it if you walk into any store, the Holiday season is upon us. Christmas usually reminds me of shopping, cooking, and parties. The good news is that movement can easily be incorporated into a holiday or Christmas theme. During the very busy holiday season it is important to keep the kids moving. Here are some Christmas Brain Breaks and Gross Motor Ideas to get you started. Don’t forget that movement is perfect to incorporate into holiday parties as well!
Christmas Brain Breaks and Gross Motor Ideas
Christmas brain breaks and gross motor ideas can be used to best fit your needs. Set the distance and frequency that works for you and your kids. Encourage the kids to move!
Wiggle Your Body
Santa On The Roof
Toe Walk Around The Room, Heel Walk Around The Room
Jump as High As You Can, Jump As Fast As You Can, Jump On Your Left Foot, Jump On Your Right Foot
Stand On Right Foot, Stand On Left Foot, Christmas Tree Pose
Jump In Circles, Twist Side To Side, Spin
Squat and Hold, Squat
Knee Walk, Side Step Around The Room, Skip Around The Room, Jumping Jacks, Wall Push-Ups
Hop Side To Side, Hop Forward/Backward, Tiny Jumps In Place, Tiny Jumps Around The Room
Stand On Your Right Foot With Arms Out and Fly, Stand on Your Left Foot With Arms Out and Fly
Touch The Floor and Reach For The Sky
Walk Through The Snow
Stomp Across The Room, High March Around The Room, Knee Hugs
Santa Says (Simon Says), Free Dance (Dancing Around The Christmas Tree), Follow The Leader (Santa)
Sequencing Games (Think Spin, Hop, Twist Repeat)
Cross Over Steps (Right Lead), Cross Over Steps (Left Lead), Step Right and Step Back Left Repeat
Christmas Brain Break Cards
If you love the idea of Christmas brain breaks, and want them available at any time, I have a full set of 48 cards available in the shop or at Teachers Pay Teachers for download. They are a fun and exciting way to get the kids moving. They are perfect to incorporate into stations, use as a game during a holiday party, morning meetings, or as brain breaks. Make movement fun!