Starter, plenary, brain gym, riddles and many more!Quick View

Starter, plenary, brain gym, riddles and many more!

A compendium of riddles, puzzles, optical illusions and tongue twisters to use as starters for lessons or even a break in between activities. Careful though! It is quite addictive and you could find yourself spending the whole lesson going through them :) The answers and explanations for them are in the notes at the bottom of each slide. Have fun!
skhatoon
Brain Gym Starter ActivityQuick View

Brain Gym Starter Activity

Brain Gym Starter Activity There was another Powerpoint file uploaded on here with their interpretation and presentation of how the brain works. This is my reply to that powerpoint with some other type of Brain Gym which I use with my students. Another name for these what you will see in the Powerpoint is Dingbats which is a great game! I use this as a way of grabbing learners at the start of a lesson and then move straight on to the lesson work (with no pause / gap). Also they can be used as a team exercise / game or by means of a reward. They can be rather addictive. Students love them. Just remember to use the catchphrase Say what you see! Hope you enjoy. If you need answers then post the ones you are not sure about on here and the forum or myself will send you a reply. Please rate and review. Thanks
online_tutor
Brain Gym Colour GameQuick View

Brain Gym Colour Game

To play the game, - print the doccument on to card and trim each colour separately. Hold up each colour and ask your class to read the word! This is quite challenging and fun! Then hold up the cards and ask them to say the colour not the word! Finally, hold up one card at a time - if you say word, they need to read the word, if you say colour, they need to shout out the colour the card is (ratehr than the word!) It's great to use in between a test, long time sat down or a starter to get brains working! Hope it's useful :) xx
sairer
Brain Gym ActivityQuick View

Brain Gym Activity

After printing out the sheets in colour, you have a quick 2-3min activity for warming up the brains of your audience. Holding the sheets behind your back, show one sheet at a time asking your audience (students or a fun staff room teaser) to call out what colour the word is written in. NOTE: If they call out the word that is written down they are wrong. :)
beachman0274
Brain GymQuick View

Brain Gym

A great way to start the week...if nothing else, it's a bit of fun and gets the kids moving for the week. This is a powerpoint you can use weekly over a term with the theory behind Brain Gym for you and a child friendly explanation as well
davidnashteacher
Brain Gym PowerPoint - Morning Activities KS2Quick View

Brain Gym PowerPoint - Morning Activities KS2

I created this PowerPoint of 47 Slides of different morning 'Brain Gym' activities. I put one of these up on the IWB at the beginning of everyday for the children to complete. They know to start as soon as they come in and they love discussing them and sharing their ideas. The brain gym PowerPoint is easily adapted and I often add to it each morning too,
jodieclayton
Brain GymQuick View

Brain Gym

It's all in the preparation!! This is a short introduction to the concept of Brain Gym and getting the mind ready to work. Part way through is a centring exercise, the text for which I have included, to be read out to the students with their eyes shut. It did work - honest!
JMR4168
Brain GymQuick View

Brain Gym

Brain 'training' Gym. How fast and accurately can you answer 20 questions? Featuring 10 challenges including: Addition and subtraction warm ups Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division test Mixed test Access 1000's of free activities and support material at www.supermathsworld.com
philipgrahammay
Brain GymQuick View

Brain Gym

Using short brain breaks helps children to concentrate better and be more relaxed. I have used a few of these exercies to help with key words to help with spelling and writing.
2learn2
15 Brain Gym CardsQuick View

15 Brain Gym Cards

15 Brain Gym cards with mostly borrowed/adapted ideas and some original ideas. Print, laminate and have your children choose a card when they need a wake up.
primaryclass
Brain Gym Starter Activity - with solutionsQuick View

Brain Gym Starter Activity - with solutions

Reuploaded WITH solutions Brain Gym Starter Activity There was another Powerpoint file uploaded on here with their interpretation and presentation of how the brain works. This is my reply to that powerpoint with some other type of Brain Gym which I use with my students. Another name for these what you will see in the Powerpoint is Dingbats which is a great game! I use this as a way of grabbing learners at the start of a lesson and then move straight on to the lesson work (with no pause / gap). Also they can be used as a team exercise / game or by means of a reward. They can be rather addictive. Students love them. Just remember to use the catchphrase “Say what you see!” Hope you enjoy. Please rate and review. Thanks
online_tutor
Brain Gym; Memory GameQuick View

Brain Gym; Memory Game

fun memory game ppt with instructions and grid with 15 words, you can just change the words whenever to start again!!!! great for breaking up long lessons, form time or just to settle them down after a windy lunch time.
johncallaghan
Brain Break Cards {Thanksgiving and Autumn}Quick View

Brain Break Cards {Thanksgiving and Autumn}

Here are 40 fun and easy Thanksgiving and Fall Themed Brain Break Cards. Kids need to get up and move throughout the day and these cards are perfect! Use these cards for gym class, special education classes, or between subjects! Included in this download are: 40 COLOR Thanksgiving Brain Break Cards (4 Per Page) 40 Black and White Thanksgiving Brain Break Cards (4 Per Page) Just print, cut apart, and start moving!
thebloomingmind2
BRAIN GYM - IDEAS FOR MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATIONQuick View

BRAIN GYM - IDEAS FOR MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION

Brain Gym was the revolutionary idea to motivate, inspire, invigorate and enthuse students of all ages. It had its detractors - mumbo jumbo, it won't work. Opinion is evenly divided, so give it a go. My own experience is that it can reach most students; at the very least all students buy into what we are trying to achieve and become more engaged with their learning. The activities are short and as such are very good lesson starters. Establish it with the younger year groups and build from there.
johncgoodyear
Executive Functioning Card Game: In or OutQuick View

Executive Functioning Card Game: In or Out

In or Out is a fabulously fun comparison game for everyone, but it can also serve as a cognitive remedial tool that strengthens executive functioning skills: working memory, management of distractions, attention to detail, stamina, response inhibition, as well as sustaining attention and mental shifting. For remedial purposes, In or Out benefits students with ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functioning disorder as well as the head injured and the elderly. This is a fabulous way to strengthen the brain - while having fun! The research suggests that children are not born with executive functioning skills, however, they are born with the potential to develop them. What’s more, executive functioning skills can be trained! Just like going to the gym strengthens the body, activities that exercise executive functioning skills improves mental capacity. According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, “When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.”
ericawarren
Executive Functioning Card Game: Memory MasterQuick View

Executive Functioning Card Game: Memory Master

Memory Master is a fun game and cognitive remedial tool that strengthens executive functioning skills: working memory, management of distractions, attention to detail, stamina, response inhibition, as well as sustaining attention and mental shifting. For remedial purposes, Memory Master helps players learn to encode and recall a series of directives. Players pick a card and then hear the directives from the administrator. The player then "says it" (repeats back the directives), "sees it" (visualizes and adds sensory details to the directives) and then "shows it" (acts out the directives). After a distraction, players see what they can remember. For one to 4 players, this game can benefit students with ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functioning disorder as well as the head injured and the elderly. Memory Master is a fabulous way to strengthen the brain - while having fun! The research suggests that children are not born with executive functioning skills, however, they are born with the potential to develop them. Just like going to the gym strengthens the body, activities that exercise executive functioning skills improves mental capacity. According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, “When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.” Here is a video demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PeBYnIYIRM
ericawarren