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Teach your students the all-important skill of taking short breaks to recharge and refocus with these activities. Yes, AND...: is a fun activity to do as a pair or with the entire class. A favorite practice of improv groups, this activity encourages students to be creative, optimistic, and think

Oct 21, 2019

Teach your students the all-important skill of taking short breaks to recharge and refocus with these activities.




    1. Yes, AND...: is a fun activity to do as a pair or with the entire class. A favorite practice of improv groups, this activity encourages students to be creative, optimistic, and think on their feet. 

    1. Make It Rain: It doesn’t rain that often in Arizona, so let your students make it rain in the classroom. This activity requires students to be extra-careful listeners and react quickly. Warning: Things can get loud.

    1. Pass the [Invisible] Ball: For a fun spin (yes, pun intended) on this game, see how many balls you can get going at once. This activity pushes students to use a wide range of motion. 

    1. Rock, Paper, Scissors War/Tournament: By the end of this version of RPS, it’ll be tough for your students to not want to play again. This activity also works as a great ice breaker (for adults, too!). 

    1. Need a quieter brain break? Try practicing a few yoga poses with your students to get the blood moving again. Help students focus on the moves and work within their own physical abilities. 

    1. Help your students work on being truly present by incorporating mindfulness into the classroom. An end goal with this activity would be for students to take turns leading the class in mindfulness practices. 

    1. Doodling can help students destress and focus better. Give students’ brains a break by un-focusing for just a few minutes. This could lead to better problem solving, improved focus, and even newfound inspiration. 

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