Brain breaks are great to use for lesson transitions, or those moments you feel that the kids need to get out of their seats and move! I've found using a brain break helps refocus my students and gets them ready to begin a new lesson. Keeping brain breaks thematic makes it even more fun for everyone, so below I've collected five of my favorite Christmas brain breaks to use this month! Simply pop onto your Smart Board, get the kids out of their seats and press play. These may help make those crazy afternoons leading up to Christmas a bit easier to get through!
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You could use these free videos as writing prompts, or it comes with a math quest/mystery to continue the adventure whilst getting lots of math practice in.
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Puzzle: The Christmas Tree Game
Christmas Puzzle: Rotate the wires and the light bulbs so that all the wires and light bulbs are connected to the electrical source. The Christmas tree will be lit up!
Christmas Math Pacman
Practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication in this math version of Pacman. Gobble up power pellets showing the correct answer to the math problem shown. Don't eat the wrong answer or you will lose a life.
Math Memory Clocks: Christmas Edition
Match the analog clocks with the correct time to make a Christmas picture.
Christmas Math Tiles: Multiplication
Practice multiplication skills with factors up to 12 in this fun puzzle game.
- Solve each multiplication problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer.
Christmas Shopping Challenge
Christmas Shopping Challenge is a funny game which includes flavors of Math, puzzle and Christmas. Playing this game is very simple. Inside game, you can see 2 panels; on left hand side: Shop Panel and on right hand side: Cart Panel. Click on an item in the shop panel to purchase it. Click on an item in Cart panel to remove it from cart. Purchasing or returning an item will affect the amount of money you have. Your money is displayed on bottom left corner of screen. There are 3 categories of items in this game. To finish a level you need to spend all of your money to buy exact 20 items which include at least 1 from each category.
Holiday Fun - Multiplication Math Game
Get in the holiday spirit by playing this creative online game! First quiz your kids with a set of multiplication problems and watch as a gingerbread house is built with each correct answer. Practice, practice, practice and a reward will be waiting afterward! If a majority of the answers are correct, you will be able to build your very own gingerbread house together! Holiday Fun is a great destination all year long. Teach your children how fun learning can be!
Let the holiday fun begin and let's start learning our multiplication facts.
The Gingerbread Man Game
The Gingerbread Man Game includes counting, matching and ordering numbers games aimed at children who are learning to count and recognise the numbers and number words up to 10.
Designed to offer differing levels of difficulty these four fun games, all with a Gingerbread Men theme, give children opportunities to:
Go Go Santa
Help Santa collect gifts to give to children around the world for Christmas. This puzzle gets progressively harder!
Check out these fun Christmas Math Resources!
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Give Thanks for Each Day
Franklin's Thanksgiving Read Aloud
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is . . .
Five Silly Turkeys
Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper
The Turkey Who Forgot How To Gobble
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