This collection of more than 50 super-fun exercises and games motivates students to get in shape while also helping them focus their attention and develop self-control. The activities are designed to fit into key parts of the daily schedule—class meetings, independent seatwork, walking in the halls, and recess. You can select shorter exercises (1–5 minutes) for quick concentration-boosters during seatwork and transitions or longer recess games (15–20 minutes) to boost students’ heart rates and increase their brain’s capacity to learn. Includes fun extensions for reinforcing content-area learning, such as “Arm-to-Arm Estimation” and “Punctuation Martial Arts,” and more!
Encourage older students to work in teams to develop 5-minute exercise combinations. Have teams write their combination on chart paper. Pull out one or more team combinations any time your class can take a 5-minute or longer indoor break!