St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t too far off.  I love the different gross motor games that can be played during St. Patrick’s Day like the Rainbow Relay or the Clover Hop.  Then there are those times when you just need something that is fast, effective, and efficient.  That’s where these short duration St. Patrick’s Day brain breaks and gross motor moves come in.  The brain breaks come with a St. Patrick’s Day theme making it perfect for the entire month of March!

St. Patrick's Day Gross motor and brain break ideas. Works great as a St. Patrick's Day Game!

St. Patrick’s Day Brain Breaks and Gross Motor

The great thing about these ideas are that the number of repetitions and duration of time can easily be adjusted based on your needs!

St. Patricks Day Brain Breaks

Pot O’Gold

Squats, Push-Ups, Lunges, Sit-Ups, Heel Raises, Toe Raises, Sit To Stands, High Marches

Shamrock Shuffle

Walk Backward, Walk Heel To Toe, Cross Over Steps, Walk On Your Tip Toes, Walk On Your Heels, Side Step, Skip, Gallop

Lucky Leprechaun

Single Foot Hop, Jumping Jacks, Jump and Turn, Side To Side Jumps, Jump and Turn, Jump As Fast As You Can, Jump Forward and Backward

Kinesthetic Learning - Moving with numbers is perfect for calendar time and perfect for kinesthetic learning. What a great activity for your kinesthetic learners!

Clover Hunt

Series of Gross Motor Moves (Example: Jump, Clap, Twist Repeat x15) – Use a variety!

Irish Games

Leprachaun Says, Mirror Image, Line Up Tallest to Shortest, Line Up Youngest to Oldest

Irish Celebration

Body Wiggles, Irish Jig, Clap From The Floor To The Ceiling, Spin Right and Left

Rainbow Run

Run In Place, Chair Run, Run Jump Run (Like Hurdles) In Place,

Shamrock Shake

Hip Circles, Twist, Forward Arm Circles, Backward Arm Circles

More St. Patrick’s Day Activities For You

St. Patrick’s Day Clover Hop

St. Patrick’s Day Gross Motor Activities (Huge collection of activities)

Rainbow Relay – St. Patrick’s Day Gross Motor Game

St. Patrick’s Day Brain Breaks

St. Patrick’s Day Fine Motor Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Digital Games

Go digital with the St. Patrick’s Day Movement Game! Pick different objects from the St. Patrick’s Day scene and move like them! You can also print this game and use it in a non-digital manner!

GET THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY MOVEMENT GAME

 

 

 

How about wheelchair movement with a St. Patrick’s Day theme? Pink Oatmeal has that for you too! Check out the St. Patrick’s Day Wheelchair Themed Movement Game!

 

GET THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WHEELCHAIR MOVEMENT GAME

 

 

 

Combine counting and movement with the Shamrock Counting St. Patrick’s Day Movement Game!  Work on one to one correspondence with added movement!

 

GET THE SHAMROCK COUNTING ST. PATRICK’S DAY MOVEMENT GAME

 

 

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES

Get your hands on even more St. Patrick’s Day activities that are ready to go for you. Your kids will LOVE these activities that work on motor skills and you will love that they are all done for you.

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