Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Made It! #3

Another Monday, another Monday Made It! with Tara at 4th Grade Frolic. The past week was busy and jam packed. I was able to make and send out birthday invitations for my little girl's birthday. Her birthday is on July 9th and she is turning two. The theme I borrowed from Pinterest is Red, White and Two! I am in love with the theme and love how the invites turned out.

My second project I found on 3rd Grade Thoughts. Stephine has a great way to pick Brain Breaks in the classroom. My students have a very tight schedule and we do not have recess, I have been looking for a way to break up the day. I have not used Brain Breaks before but hope they help the students from getting ants in their pants. So, I made a Brain Break Bucket.
I used a bucket my daughter had from Halloween.

There are 30 activities that I made for this bucket.

This is a close up of two activities.

Below are the links to the documents I made, one is the Brain Break cards and the other is directions. Please feel free to use them. If you have Brain Breaks that have worked in your class please let me know.
                                Brain Break Directions            Brain Break Cards

Below is a list of Brain Break sites that I found. I pulled together Brain Breaks that I thought would work best for my class. I teach Language Arts for 4th and 5th grade, so my activities are geared towards that area. There are many Brain Breaks for math and other areas. There are lots of books and sites out there. 
Again, if you have Brain Breaks that have worked well in your class please let me know! :)


  1. These are great. They are definitely on my list of things to make. Thanks for sharing.

  2. OHHHHHH! Love the theme of your daughter's party! So fun!!! The brain breaks are awesome too! I haven't tried those but may have to:) Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. Thank you for sharing about Brain Breaks.

    Little Treasures

  4. Thanks for sharing your brain breaks. I also teacher fourth grade reading/language arts and I've been wanting to incorporate brain breaks this year.

    I'm also now a new follower browsing and I've been browsing back through a few of your posts. I look forward to reading more.


  5. Thanks for sharing all of these links!

    Success in Second Grade

  6. Great projects! Thanks for all the links for brain breaks:)

  7. The links are great.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  8. Love, love, LOVE the Brain Breaks idea!

    Organized Teaching Addict

  9. I LOVE your brain break cards....and am super happy you are "giving" them away:) BUT- every time I try and print them out they are printing out on top of each other only on the left column?? Maybe there is something that I need to do, or maybe you wouldn't mind emailing them to me....either way thanks for your fabulous site!

    1. I can email them to you. Just let me know your email address. I am happy to share :)


  10. I'm having the same issue as the prior respondent. I would really appreciate if you could email the brain breaks to me as well.
    Thank you!!

  11. For some reason, I'm having the same issue...if you would be willing to email yet another set, that would be great! Thanks so much for sharing!


  12. I would love the brain break cards by email also!

  13. I'm having trouble printing them too. Can you email them to me?


  14. I am having the same problem but would love to use them in my Kindergarten room. Would you be willing to email me a copy at
    Thank you so much!

  15. I'm having the same printing problem. I'd love the cards if you have a chance!