Tuesday, April 9, 2024

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Exercise Brain Breaks Self Regulation Movement Activities Fingerprint Fun”

by CreativeCOTA LLC
2nd - 4th Grade

Introducing "Free Exercise Brain Breaks Self-Regulation Movement Activities: Fingerprint Fun" – a fantastic collection of free gross motor games designed to engage students and improve focus in the classroom. These activities not only offer an enjoyable break but also contribute to enhancing social-emotional learning through self-regulation exercises.

Key Features:

  • Movement and Brain Breaks: Ideal for incorporating into the classroom routine to energize and refocus students.
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Enhance students' self-regulation skills for improved behavior and engagement in learning.
  • Classroom Management: Use these games and activities as effective tools to manage the classroom environment and facilitate a smooth transition back to teaching.
  • Versatile Use: Suitable for indoor recess, occupational or physical therapy activities, and beyond.
  • Fingerprint Fun: The inclusion of clip art resembling fingerprints adds an element of fun and creativity to the set.

Recommended Use:

  • Classroom Breaks: Incorporate these gross motor games as movement or brain breaks to improve student focus.
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Integrate self-regulation activities into your teaching to support students' emotional development.
  • Classroom Management: Utilize these activities as valuable tools to regain control and refocus the class.
  • Occupational or Physical Therapy: Ideal for therapy sessions, warm-ups, or full therapy activities to promote movement and engagement.
  • Reusable Boards: Copy and laminate the boards for continued use during therapy sessions. Use a dry erase marker for interactive elements like "I Spy" and word searches.
  • Variety of Activities: From rolling dice to complete movements to engaging in fun word searches, these activities offer diverse options for student involvement.

Upgrade to Full Version or Bundle: For more engaging brain breaks and self-regulation activities, consider exploring the full version or bundle of all activities available. These resources provide a comprehensive toolkit for teachers, therapists, and anyone looking to incorporate movement-based learning into their sessions.

Transform your classroom or therapy sessions with these free exercises, and if you're hungry for more, explore the full version or bundle to enrich your collection of self-regulation brain breaks. Get your students moving, focused, and ready to learn!

Full Version Brain Breaks include:

Roll a movement

Spin a movement

Cut & paste bingo

Movement I spy

Motor station cards

Write the room

Would you rather

Exercise word search

OT Tip: Are your students having difficulties focusing on their work and paying attention during your lessons?  Are they off-task, disruptive, distracted, fidgety, impulsive? Do you need ideas to help manage these behaviors?  All Behaviors have a reason and students will do well when they can. Co-regulate and help them focus on learning, provide a stress break, and lower anxiety. Not only will these types of activities help with classroom management, but they are also building skills students can use throughout their lives.

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