Here is a simple Brain Break that can be done anywhere, at anytime. It is a perfect brain break to use as Standardized Testing begins across the country.
Drum roll please………..
Take a deep breath! It sounds simple, but it is an essential brain break with a huge impact for kids and adults.
Taking a deep breath involves breathing in through your nose for 4 counts
and out through your mouth for 4 counts.
Place your hand on your stomach to make sure the movement is coming from there and not your chest.
You can also use a chime or bell that students can listen to as they breath. Students come back together when they can no longer hear the note.
Watch as a sports psychologist explains how to take a simple deep breathe and why it is so important.
More information from Edutopia on how helping students “de-stress” helps them succeed in school.
What are your favorite brain breaks? Feel free to share in the comment section.