Brain Break Wednesday: High Five Affirmations

It’s the end of the school year and many of us are exhausted. This brain builder is an instant energizing, relationship building, feel good, mood lifter!  Plus it takes under a minute to do and is easy to adjust for any audience.

Have students (or adults) turn to someone sitting next to them and say, “You’re awesome!” then give them a high five.

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Now watch as the energy of the room takes a dramatic and uplifting turn for the better.

Feel free to put any of your favorite positive affirmations in the quotes. For example, “You work hard and it shows!” “I’m so glad you’re here today!” “I am ready to learn with you!” “You have wonderful ideas!” “You make my classroom a better place!” “You rock!” “You’re a great person to know!”

What are your favorite brain breaks? Feel free to share in the comment section.

2 thoughts on “Brain Break Wednesday: High Five Affirmations

  1. Darla Caughey says:

    My Kindergarten artists loved this! We did a think/pair/share with a positive affirmation and then invented positive SEL phrases of our own. My favorite- “Just because we’re little doesn’t mean we’re not awesome!”

    • Darla,

      Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I love that you had them come up with their own- so empowering! And I love that mantra for Kindergarten- very true!

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