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 grab 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.
Squirrel Brain Breaks
Movement breaks have been shown to improve academic achievements, attention, and more.
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
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