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Squirrel Brain Breaks

We've been sharing a bunch of brain break ideas here on The OT Toolbox recently. You may have seen our recent Best Brain Breaks on YouTube post or some printable brain break activities like the themed activities including these apple themed brain breaks, and bear brain breaks. Each of these links includes a free printable sheet so you can download and use these brain break ideas over and over again. Scroll on down and you'll find a few more printable sheet ideas to incorporate movement into learning and play with special themes.

Movement breaks have been shown to improve academic achievements, attention, and more.


Squirrel brain breaks for a brain break themed activity that promotes movement for kids in the classroom or home this Fall while improving focus and attention through movement.

Today, you'll find squirrel brain break ideas to use during the Autumn months when the leaves are falling and squirrels are running around finding and hiding acorns and other nuts to stock up for the winter.

Many times, the Fall months mean squirrel and leaf books and learning in the classroom or at home. These squirrel brain breaks can be the perfect accompaniment for a Fall theme.

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We read the children's book, Scaredy Squirrel by  and were inspired to come up with squirrel themed brain breaks to go along with the book.

Print the Squirrel Brain Breaks and use them today. Don't forget to read the book, too!



Squirrel Brain Breaks - Ideas for the Classroom


One of the Squirrel Brain Breaks on the printable sheet includes the action song,
I'm an Acorn Small and Round". It's one of our favorite songs to sing during the autumn months. This action song is a fun one!


Lyrics to I'm an Acorn Small and Round

I'm an acorn, small and round (hold hands into a small ball)
Lying on the cold, cold ground (Lay down on the floor)
Everybody steps on me (Stomp foot)
That is why I'm cracked you see (Hold hands above eyes like binoculars)
[Chorus]
I'm a nut! (Dance)
(Click, click with tongue)
I'm a nut! (Dance)
(Click, click with tongue)
I'm a nut I'm a nut I'm a nut (Dance)
(Click, click with tongue)

You can hear the song here.

Squirrel and Acorn Themed Activities


The book Scaredy Squirrel is this week's book in the Virtual Book Club for Kids series. Each week, a team of bloggers tackles activities based on a popular children's book. You can find all of the squirrel and acorn themed activities below:


Acorn Alphabet Sensory Jar Game   The Educators' Spin On It

Acorn Sharing Game  Witty Hoots

Acorn Fine Motor and Counting  Views From a Step Stool

DIY Song Cube with Fall Song Printable  My Storytime Corner

Fall Sensory Bin Acorns & Squirrels Color Picture Match  Sea of Knowledge

Acorn Discovery Table  Inspiration Laboratories

Acorn Color Sort  Teach Beside Me

Acorn Ramp Play for Toddlers  Toddler Approved

Help the squirrel find his acorn  Mama Smiles

Squirrel Action Rhyme  Preschool Powol Packets

Find the Acorns Printable Sight Word Game  Artsy Momma

Acorn Ordering and Sorting  Rainy Day Mum

Making Shapes With Acorns   To Be A Kid Again


Squirrel brain breaks for a brain break themed activity that promotes movement for kids in the classroom or home this Fall while improving focus and attention through movement.


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