Spring Themed Brain Breaks and Gross Motor Ideas

Spring is just around the corner! The snow is starting to melt, the days are longer, the sun is shining and the kids are even more wiggly!  The problem is that there is still lessons to be learned and tests to be taken.    Make it a little easier on the kids by giving them opportunities to move!  These Spring themed movement ideas are perfect for the wiggly kiddos!  Work on gross motor skills or give the kids a Spring themed brain break!

Get the wiggles out with these Spring based movement ideas. They are perfect for brain breaks! I love all the movement themes! I can't wait to do the mud theme!

 

Spring Themed Movement Ideas

The great thing about these ideas are that the number of repetitions and duration of time can easily be adjusted based on your needs!   I like to make sure the kids are working hard and getting re-energized!

Rain Dance

Body Wiggles, Free Dance, Twist Each Direction, Spin Each Direction

Flower Picking

Squat, Lunge, Toe Raises, Heel Raises

Mud

Giant Steps Across The Room, High March Across The Room, Knee Walk Across The Room, Cross Over Steps Across The Room

Robin

Right Leg Balance, Left Leg Balance, Tandem Standing, Walk Around The Room and Move Arms Up and Down

Frog Jumps

Jump In Place, Jump Side To Side, Jump Forward and Backward, Jumping Jacks, Right Foot Hops, Left Foot Hops, Fast Jumps, Big Jumps

Puddle Jumps

Two Foot Hop Across The Room, Leap Across The Room (Right Foot Lead), Leap Across The Room (Left Foot Lead), Jump and Turn

Fly A Kite

Run In Place, Walk Heel To Toe Across Room, Side Step Across Room, Walk Backward Across Room

Butterfly

Forward Arm Circles, Backward Arm Circles, Shoulder Blade Squeezes, Sit On The Floor With Bottoms of Feet Together & Move Knees Up and Down

Bee 

Tiny Steps Across The Room, Tiny Jumps Across The Room, Wrist Circles, Move Across The Room and Back As Quietly As You Can

Spring Break

Patterned Movements (Example: Jump, Clap, Twist Repeat) Be Creative!

Spring Themed Brain Break Cards

Do you love the idea of spring themed brain break cards, but want them ready made for you to have at any time? I don’t blame you!  I have them available for you in my Teachers Pay Teachers store or in the shop on the blog.     Stay at the store and shop around and find brain breaks for all seasons and themes!  The Spring brain break cards consists of 48 brain breaks with a Spring theme!

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