Teachers are sometimes looking for movement and activity videos that they can use in the classroom. They may need movement ideas for throughout the day when kids need a brain break or they may want to start the day with a movement activity. Other times, kids need a movement “wake up” midway through the day when they are feeling and acting sluggish or even a little high energy. Maybe students need to get their bodies moving before a test and the perfect brain break for kids is just the ticket. Or, maybe teachers are looking for a way to get the kids moving during indoor recess time. Maybe you are a parent who is looking for ways to get the kids moving on a rainy day.
Below, you’ll find some great brain break videos on YouTube. These are videos that can be pulled up on a smartboard in the classroom.
Some of these YouTube Brain Break videos would work for middle school brain breaks, too.
Brain Break Videos on YouTube
Brain Breaks for kids
Brain breaks are considered fun for the brain, AND a great way to shift gears. Check out the videos below for ways to add movement activities to the classroom.
But first, if you are looking for some printable brain break ideas, here are some of our favorites:
Apple Theme Brain Breaks
Farm Theme Brain Breaks
Bear Brain Breaks
Squirrel Theme Brain Breaks
On to the brain break videos. Try these videos to get the whole classroom up and moving!
Move and Freeze Song
Shake Your Sillies Out
Count to 100 with Exercise
I Am a Gummy Bear
I’m Gonna Catch You
Frozen Themed Yoga
The Sid Shuffle – Ice Age: Continental Drift
Trolls: Can’t Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle
I Get Loose – Koo Koo Kanga Roo | GoNoodle
Move To Learn Fitness Break!
Move to Learn Pre K Counting
Going On a Bear Hunt with Dr. Jean
Dr. Jean’s Banana Dance – (aka The Guacamole Song) – Dr. Jean’s Banana Dance
If You’re a Kid (Dance Around!) (song for kids about following directions)
Brain Breaks | Following Directions | Physical Education | Get Up To Get Down | Jack Hartmann
Letters of the Alphabet | Capital Letters | Uppercase Letters | Alphabet Workout | Jack Hartmann
Letters of the Alphabet | Lower Case Letter Formation | Alphabet Workout | Jack Hartmann
Hand Clapping Game “Bim Bum”
Classroom Yoga (Classroom Physical Activity Breaks)
Yoga for Kids – Children’s Yoga – Brain Breaks – Kids Songs by The Learning Station