Brain Break Ideas (Quiet vs. Active)

Brain Break Ideas:

Quiet vs. Active

Students that are negatively affected by overstimulation or those that need more of a sensory brain break, try these:

  • Chewing gum
  • Eating a crunchy snack
  • Tactile activities (playdough, water play, rice tray, sand box, theraputty)
  • Meditation Exercise (stretches)
  • Calming music
  • Drawing
  • Stacking blocks
  • Easy puzzles


Students that re-energize or benefit from activity, try these:

  • Jumping jacks
  • Stretching
  • Freeze dance
  • Running in place or around the yard
  • Basket ball
  • Snow angels on the carpet
  • Listen to upbeat music
  • Make an obstacle course