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    "I Spy" is a student favorite! This set comes with a colored "I Spy" sheet, a black and white "I Spy" sheet and a direction sheet with answer key. Duplicate the printable or put pages in a plastic sleeve and use a dry erase marker or crayon over-and-over again. This activity is great for rainy or snow day recess and Physical Education or for students who must sit out due to illness or injury. 8 pages  
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    10 Tips for Getting Your Grant Funded

    This article will share ten tips from my experience in getting a school grant funded.  It is just one of many resources found on the Peaceful Playgrounds website for writing and securing grants for schools. It is important to remember that a  grant is more than funding.  Once funds are received the real work of implementing your idea or project begins.
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    Playground Supervision

    Serious accidents which occur in schools typically happen on the playground, and often playground supervision is a contributing factor. In fact, approximately 200,000 accidents each year send children to the emergency room for treatment of an injury which occurred on the school playground. The following tips are designed to increase the quality of the playground supervision in your school, insuring that children are safe on your playground.
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    P.E. Activities Station Cards are ready to print and go. This P.E. Activities Station Card/Sign Set is great for movement Stations. There over 200 station cards/signs around the following them sets:  Agility, Balance, Body Image, Cooperation, Hopping, Kicking, Running, Social Skills and Throwing and Catching. The P.E. Activities Stations Cards are 9 sets of approximately 20 skills-based activities in each set.  Each station card complies with NASPE standards-based instructional teaching and there are plenty of activities for the students to take part in for school year. The PE Activities Skills Based Stations Cards/Signs are designed for Kindergarten through 5th grade students.
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    Basic vs Super Charged Brain Breaks

    A basic "brain break" is a 2 or 3 minute break away from the topic currently being taught combined with a movement activity. The best kind of a brain break is a Supercharged Brain Break which entails a movement activity linked to an academic concept. Supercharged Brain Breaks have a double punch by reinforcing an academic concept and introducing a new movement concept or exercise. Physical Activity and Health Benefits Brain Breaks have another important benefit. They can contribute to the recommended daily amount of 60 minutes of physical activity as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Association of Sports and Physical Education. “Brain Breaks work by getting children moving physically which increases the blood flow by bringing more oxygen to the brain and leads to better concentration. Well developed Brain Breaks can help students stretch, develop flexibility, improve coordination and gain focus for the next lesson,” according to the Action for Healthy Kids Organization.
    Professional Article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer
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    The brief checklist talks about 5 things schools can do immediately to reduce playground injuries.  This article is written by Peaceful Playgrounds Founder, Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer.
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    Improving your Playground

    I watched a less popular girl, Allison, walk up to a group of four girls who were playing a game of four-square. As she approached and asked, “Can I play?” she was quickly rebuffed. “The game is closed,” Janey, the ring leader, announced. Given the school is a Peaceful Playgrounds’ school, I was surprised at the response because of the “You can’t say, ‘You can’t play’” mantra. Allison, whose disappointment was obvious, turned to play another game. Fortunately, the playground was filled with alternate game choices and two other four-square courts. Allison selected one of those courts and soon was happily involved in another four-square game. This time she didn’t ask, but rather waited in line by the letter D. Permission: is it a good idea?
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    Given the value of recess in a student’s physical and social development, and the need for periodic breaks from classroom instruction, using recess as punishment is inappropriate. Listed below are some alternatives to withholding recess. ZERO-COST ALTERNATIVES 1. Sit by friends 2. Watch a video 3. Read outdoors 4. Teach the class 5. Have extra art time
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    Active Alphabet

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    The Peaceful Playgrounds Active Alphabet Movement Card Set is easy to use and has an illustration for each movement card. They are a great idea for brain break activities inside or perfect for warm-up movement experience in physical education class held outside. The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 26 movement cards (a card for each letter of the alphabet. This makes a great addition to the Peaceful Playgrounds line of products for a quick instant activity or warm-up that can be student lead.
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    A fortune teller  is an origami used for children's games.  Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Games.  Use the Anti-Bullying Fortune Teller Game to practice Anti-Bullying sayings and strategies. This is a great activity for encouraging anti-bullying sayings.  You can use the Anti-Bullying  fortune teller for pairing 2 kids or use one fortune teller in front of the whole class and pick students to pick an Anti-Bullying activity based on their Fortune Teller selection. The set contains a colored Anti-Bullying Fortune Teller, a black and white Anti-Bullying Fortune Teller and a Blank Fortune Teller to download and let children fill in adding anti-bullying strategies of  their own.   Scan the QR Code to view How To Video Fortune T Video
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    The Anti-Bullying Poster Set has 13 Anti-Bullying messages like: "It isn't big, to make other feel small,"  "Making people sad is bad," and "Don't watch a fight.  Do what's right. Perfect as a teaching tool and discussion starter, as well, as for posting around the classroom or gym.   The poster is comes with 13 (8.5 by 11") 4 color posters ready for download.  
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    Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the various baseball actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading baseball actions and exercise motions. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess. Print dice. Cut out dice. Laminate if preferred.
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    Kids will love this easy to play and highly entertaining game that's easy to make and inexpensive.  Just print and scan the QR code for easy to follow instructions for students. The set contains a colored  Fortune Teller, a black and white  Fortune Teller and a Design- Your-Own-Game Fortune Teller to download and let children fill in baseball strategies of  their own.
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    Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the various  basketball actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading basketball actions and exercise motions. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess.
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    A fortune teller is an origami used for children’s games. Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Games. Use the Football, Baseball, Soccer and Basketball Fortune Teller Games for competitive games on rainy days, snow days or for indoor recess and P.E. Kids will love these easy-to-play and highly entertaining games that are easy to make and inexpensive. Just print and scan the QR code for easy to follow folding instructions for students. Each of the four sets contain a colored Fortune Teller, a black and white Fortune Teller and a Design-Your-Own-Game Fortune Teller to download and let children fill in sports strategies of their own. 2 Levels of games : Basic and Advanced
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    The Be Active Your Way Set of 5 posters provide suggestions for an active lifestyle.   The posters suggest being active every day, walking to schools begins an active day, and playing sports brings fun everyday.  Great for a health lesson or encouraging kids to unplug from technology and go outside and play.   Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved.
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     Grab this set of  Thanksgiving Brain Break Cards that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a Thanksgiving “themed” set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Walk around shaking hands and saying "howdy pilgrim",  do the pilgrim shuffle, do an Indian dance and alternating knee touches.

    Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. Brain Breaks by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
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    Cinco de Mayo Brain Break Cards Grab this set of  Cinco de Mayo Brain Break Cards that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 19 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Maracas circle with your arms, skip around the hat, clap to the beat, march around the cactus, pretend do burst the Pinata and pretend you're dancing the Mexican Hat Dance to name a few.
    ©2015 Bossenmeyer
    Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.
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    Grab this set of Marching Brain Break Cards that’s sure to motivate active learning. Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom. Students have fun with this Marching “themed” set of 8 brain break cards. Some examples include: March like a soldier, March like a Pirate with a Peg Leg, March Like a Skater and March like a Rock Star.
    Printable version
    *Print pages on card stock
    *Laminate if you prefer
    *Cut out cards.
    *Hole punch and put on a ring.
    *Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.
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    Grab this set of Brain Break Pirate Parade Activities that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 12 brain break cards, station posters and Powerpoint.    Some examples include: adjust the sails, climb to crows Nest, drop the anchor, hit the deck, salute a shipmate, jump overboard etc. Printable version * Print pages on card stock *Print Posters * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch brain break cards and put on a ring * post posters around the room for indoor recess or P.E.
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    Brain Break: Spring

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    Spring Brain Break Cards Grab this set of Spring Brain Break Cards that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  hop like a bunny, use your arms to soar like a bird, and  pretend your dancing in the rain to name a few.
    ©2015 Bossenmeyer
    Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.
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    Fantasy Football Brain Break Cards Grab this set of Fantasy Football Brain Breaks that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom. Students have fun with a Fantasy Football “themed” set of 19 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Run with knees high for 30 seconds, do your best touchdown and do a stadium wave. Printable version
* Print pages on card stock
* Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards.
*Hole punch and put on a ring. Brain Breaks
 by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer
Founder/President
Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved.
 For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate.
A site license is available.
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    Virtual Product- Download after payment

    Grab this set of Halloween Brain Break Activities that's sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help  children to focus, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a "themed" set of 12 brain break cards.  Some examples include a Cat Walk, Witches Whirling, Tossing Jack-o-Lanterns and Skip around the Brew Pot. ©2014 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available for multiple users. (Clip Art by Melonheadz Doodles)      
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    Grab this set of Sport Stars Brain Break Activities that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 12 brain break cards, station posters and Powerpoint.

    Sports included:  Baseball, boxing, basketball, football, golf, hockey, karate, jog, softball, soccer, swim and tennis.

    Printable version * Print pages on card stock

    *Print Posters * Laminate if you prefer

    *Cut out cards. *Hole punch brain break cards and put on a ring

    * post posters around the room for indoor recess or physical education.

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    This is a set of 14 Brain Break Exercise Cards with a Christmas Theme.  The cards include activities like:  Walk around the room shaking hands and saying "Happy Holidays",  walk on hands and feet like a reindeer and Elf warm up with jumping jacks. Great activities for Brain Breaks, indoor recess and Physical Education on rainy or snow days.  Add any Christmas song to get kids up and moving.  
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    Action Animals Brain Break Cards

    Grab this set of Action Animals Theme Brain Break Activities that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 12 brain break cards.  Some examples include: Exercise like an Elephant,  Lion Lunge like a Lion Tamer,  Play Monkey See, Monkey Do,  and Play Tug with a Tiger to name a few. Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch gray dot and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.   Brain Breaks by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2014 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
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    Brain Breaks: Beach Day

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    Grab this set of Beach Day Brain Break Cards that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a Beach Day “themed” set of 19 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  jump the waves, walk like a crab, and fly like a seagull.
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    Grab this set of Cowboy and Cowgirl Rodeo s Brain Break Cards that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with this Cowboy and Cowgirl Rodeo set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  gallop around the room like a horse, do your best line dance, and put on your cowboy/girl boots and do 10 kicks with each leg.
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    Grab this set of Ground Hog Day Brain Break Cards that’s sure to motivate active learning. Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom. Students have fun with a “themed” set of 20 brain break cards. Some examples include: Shadow Tag, Side-to-Side Jumps, and High knees over ground hogs. Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.
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    Easy, easy, easy and Packed with FUN! Enjoy this set of 72 Holiday Brain Break Cards. Holidays included: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Xmas, St. Patrick Day, and Valentines Day. This Bundle saves you 25%. Individual Price $4 a set but with this bundle only $3 each for loads of fun activities that can be used year round for brain breaks inside or outdoor PE. GREAT for rainy day or snow day activities! Laminate, cut out and put on a ring for easy of use. 40 pages Check out our other brain break bundles as well.
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    Brain Breaks: Road Trip

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    Grab this set of Road Trip Brain Breaks that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  pose for pictures, dance to Route 66 music, and step on the accelerator.
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    Brain Breaks: Rock Star

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    Grab this set of Rock Star Brain Breaks that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a Rock Star “themed” set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Play the drums, Rock out on the keyboard, and dance like a first grader.
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    St Patrick's Day Brain Break Cards Grab this set of St Patrick's Day Brain Break Cards that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 15 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Dance a jig, Leap Like a Leprechaun, and Touch Something Green in the Room ). Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.   Brain Breaks by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
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    Grab this set of Super Heroes Brain Break Cards that’s sure to motivate active learning. Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom. Students have fun with a “themed” set of 12 brain break cards.
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    Valentine's Brain Break Cards Grab this set of Valentine's Day Brain Break Cards that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 15 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  You float my boat (swim to shore),  You make my heart sing (touch heart then toes), & You're just the valentine for me (Go say something nice to a valentine). Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch gray dot and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.   Brain Breaks by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
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    The Character Education Posters are for K-6 grades. The ten poster set covers the following character traits: honesty, compassion, cooperation, courage, generosity, kindness, perseverance, respect, responsibility and friendship. Each poster is a printable ready for posting. Select a trait for each week as a theme to organize assignments around. Grades K-8 Physical Education, Classroom Resources, Home Schooling and Counseling.