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Brain Break Ideas Blog post
List of State Changes, Brain Breaks or Synapse with short description
  • Find Someone Who
  • Clock Partners
  • Think-Pair-Share
    • Share while walking around the room or in hallway
  • Write-Pair-Share
  • Stand up, touch 3 walls
  • Stand up, hand up, pair up and share
  • Inside-outside circle
  • Split the line or fold the line
  • Sitting on larger bouncing balls
  • 10 second stretches
  • Deep breaths
  • Posture, sit up straight
  • Stress balls
  • Stand up to talk
  • Snowball fight
  • Follow the leader
  • Mirror me, watch me
  • Agree and disagree on different sides of the room
  • Stimulate frontal lobe (rub your forehead)
  • Massage the brain
  • Write word or letter on another persons back and have them tell what the letter is
  • Have everyone shut books at the same time
  • “write” first name with elbow, last name with hip, “write” friend’s name
  • Have a student lead stretches
  • Play different types of music
  • Provide choice, you may touch 3 walls and come back or do 10 toe touches
  • Play “Simon Says”
    • Simon says shake hands with someone you don’t know, stand on your chair
    • choose a student leader.