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Holidays are the perfect time to switch up your brain break activities and do some fun, themed brain breaks. Today I have a fun St. Patrick’s Day Roll a Dice Brain Break activity, plus some extra ideas.
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Benefits of Brain Breaks
There are many benefits of using brain breaks throughout your child or student’s day. Some of these include:
- Help reduce anxiety, stress, and frustration and improve mental health
- Help children focus and attend to tasks
- Give children tools to self-regulate their emotions
- Encourage movement and physical activity
How to Use Brain Breaks in the Classroom
You can set up brain breaks in a number of ways in the classroom:
- Use them as a transition activity between changing tasks or environments – think after recess to get everyone on the same page, before going to lunch, coming into class first thing in. the morning, etc.
- Have them in a movement station in your classroom or gym.
- Give scheduled brain break times throughout the classroom day.
- Use them scattered throughout the day when you notice students are struggling to focus and need movement to regroup.
- As a self-regulation activity that students can use and self-advocate for as they need.
St. Patrick’s Day Roll-A-Dice Brain Break Activities
Here are the activities that I’ve included in the printable handout. You will need a 6 numbered dice in order to play these brain breaks. Students will roll the dice and do the brain break that corresponds with the number they rolled.
I created two separate pages so there are a total of 12 brain breaks to complete.
1 || Bend your body like a rainbow
2 || Tip-toe like a sneaky Leprechaun
3 || Stretch up tall like a top hat
4 || Spin like a gold coin
5 || Pretend to play a fiddle
6 || Crawl and hunt for a four-leaf clover
1 || Take a deep breath and blow around the four-leaf clover (I’ve included a separate page with a four-leaf clover to breathe in and out with)
2 || Run fast like a leprechaun
3 || Slide down a rainbow (they can either slide on their bottoms or slide across the floor on paper plates or their feet with socks)
4 || Hop to search for the pot of gold
5 || Toss a horseshoe at a target (use the horseshoe and target included in the printable and cut it out, cardstock paper would work best)
6 || Wave like a flag in the wind
Additional St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break Activities
These are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break videos or additional activity ideas:
- St. Patrick’s Day Move & Freeze – P.E. with Mr. G.
- St Patrick’s Day PE Games: Leprechauns On The Run – P.E. with Mr. G.
- St Patrick’s Day Find The Gnome! | Brain Break – P.E. with Mr. G.
- Leprechaun Jump Battle | St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break – Coach Cory Martin
- Leprechaun Run- A St. Patrick’s Day PE Experience | Brain Break – PhonicsMan Fitness
- St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break Ideas – Pink Oatmeal (Physical Therapist)
- St. Patrick’s Day Brain Breaks – Second Story Window
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