I’m not a super user of the brain breaks, but today at my
after school expanded learning director’s meeting, Sandy Slade from Skillastics had us do a super simple brain break that I thought would work great for any language level.
She had us put our hands on our temples and said, “When I say one, touch your right hand to your left knee. Let’s practice. One. One. One. When I say two, touch your left hand to your right knee. Let’s practice…” And then she led us through a series where we were touching our knees on her command at an increasingly fast pace. We also did a more complicated one where we clapped our hands and touched our knees. I have zero capacity to follow directions like this in any language because I have negative coordination ability, so I was way behind with all of the commands, but it was fun and got everyone moving and I can’t wait to try it with my students.