Are you teaching a Johnny Appleseed Unit? Are you looking for a fun idea to engage the class? How about adding some movement into the unit? We know that moving and learning is so very important. How about something so fun the kids will be talking about it for days/weeks/months? Johnny Appleseed Brain Breaks or gross motor moves may be your answer!
Johnny Appleseed Brain Breaks
The great thing about Johnny Appleseed Moves and/or Brain Break ideas is that the number of repetitions, distance, and duration of time can easily be adjusted based on your needs! These ideas are designed to be fast, effective, and efficient! If you like these ideas you can grab a full set of brain break cards in the Shop
Squats, Lunges, Crawling, Squat and Hold, Knee Walking, Hand Walking: Hand Walks: Squat and Walk Your Hands From Your Left To Right and The Reverse
Heel Raises, Toe Raises, Arms Overhead Picking Apples, Ladder Climb: March Right Leg Lift Left Arm, Repeat On Opposite Side
Skip, Giant Steps, Small Steps, Backward Walking, March For Distance, Jump For Distance, Walk Heel To Toe, Side Step
Jumping Jacks, Fast Jumps, Side To Side Jumps, Forward/Backward Jumps, Jump and Turn, Small Jumps, One Foot Hops
Don’t Fall Out Of The Apple Tree
Right Foot Balance, Left Foot Balance, Heel To Toe Standing, Stand on one foot and squeeze your opposite knee
Spin To The Right, Spin To The Left, Twist, Side Arm Circles, Forward Arm Circles, Backward Arm Circles, Start Low and Twist Your Body Side To Side As You Move To Standing, Start Low and Spin As You Move To Standing,
Apple Bobbing: Bob Up And Down Bending At The Waist, Apple Pattern: Jump, Spin, Clap, Repeat, Apple Relay: Pass A Ball Or Bean Bag Around The Room As Fast As You Can (Time It), Apple Race: Run In Place As Fast As You Can
Stand On Your Tip Toes With Your Arms Overhead Hold x30 Seconds (Try Not To Move!), Line Up Tallest To Shortest, Start From A Squat On The Floor, Move To Standing and Jump With Arms Overhead , Walk On Your Tip Toes
See It In Action
Johnny Appleseed Brain Break Cards
Do you love the idea of Johnny Appleseed Themed Brain Break Cards, but want them ready made for you to have at any time? I don’t blame you! The good news is these are available for you in my shop on the blog. Stay at the store and shop around and find brain breaks for all seasons and themes!
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