• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • Cold Weather Tips are seven (5" x 7") posters on how to keep warm during an outdoor recess. Posters include: wear layers you can take off as the day warms up, put on your hat and mittens on cold days, and wear a winter scarf to keep you warm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • The Peaceful Playgrounds set of Exercise Cards are easy to use and describe the exercises in the set,  as well as, have an illustration for each task card.  They are a great idea for brain break activities inside or perfect for warm up exercises in physical education class held outside. The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 12 exercise cards.  This makes a great edition to the Peaceful Playgrounds line of products for  a quick instant activity or warm up that can be student led.
  • Fall Theme Brain Breaks

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    NOVEMBER FREE DOWNLOAD Grab this set of Fall Theme Brain Breaks  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: Apple picking, Acorn Toss, Leaves, Wheel barrel, Fall, Hot Coco, Pumpkin Hop, Cat, Autumn, Juggling, and Black Bird.
  • 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.
  • Imagine all the forms that you need in one organized notebook and a P.E. Teacher Binder Specific to YOUR needs. Over 100 pages of tools to make your job easier and more organized. Pack includes Schedule forms; Student Organization Forms; Scheduling Forms, Student Information Forms; Parent Communication Tools; Teacher Tools; Lesson Planning Forms, and Teacher Tracking Forms to monitor your professional development and sick days. Video of the P.E. Binder         Imagine all the forms that you need in one organized notebook and a P.E. Teacher Binder Specific to YOUR needs.
  • PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION: A How-To Guide For Playground Supervision

    The book will include: Chapter 1 includes Featured Articles on: Playground Supervision Reduces Injuries, People Make a Difference on the Playground, Playground Supervision Accident or Injury, The Effects of Peaceful Playgrounds on Injuries  and Playgrounds Can Be Safe: Injury Reduction. Chapter 2 includes Tip Sheets for playground supervisors to take to the playground or to hand out to playground supervisors at the beginning of the school year: Playground Supervisors Tip Sheet,  Ten Tips for Improving Playground Supervision, Tips and Techniques for Supervising the Playground, How to Respond to Discipline Issues on the Playground, and a sheet on Playground Supervisor’s Instructions. Chapter 3 consists of forms that may be helpful in supervising the playground including: Equipment Checkout Form, Playground Behavior Reports, and a  Public Playground Safety Checklist and an article on Handling Emergencies on the Playground. Chapter 4: Guides consists of various guides for the playground including: A Playground Supervisor’s Guide and information on download two free guides 1) Dirty Dozen Playground Injuries and the Playground Safety Handbook from the CPSC.  ***INSTANT DOWNLOAD***  In your hands in 10 seconds.   DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
  • 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.
  • This Playground Rules Poster Set includes 8 posters listing some of the most utilized playground rules. 1) Listen to Playground Supervisors, 2) Be Respectful and Kind, and 3)Keep hands and feet to yourself Represent a few of the posters  included in the set.
  • 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
  • A fortune teller  is an origami used for children's games.  Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Game.  Use the Yoga Fortune Teller Game to determine the choice of yoga movement children will perform. This is a great activity for encouraging stretching in a fun manner.  You can use the Yoga  fortune teller for pairing 2 kids for stretching or use one fortune teller in front of the whole class and pick students to pick an yoga move based on their Fortune Teller selection. The set contains a colored Yoga Fortune Teller, a black and white Yoga Fortune Teller and a Blank Fortune Teller to download and let children fill adding yoga moves making their own. Scanning the QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.  
  • US Map Stencil Games Book. Twenty new games to encourage outdoor learning activities. Games Include: Capitol Toss, State Word Search,  East to West, Capitol Match, Capitol Spelling Challenge, Hands Across America, Exercise By Number, State Relay, Knock Off, State Abbreviation Relay, State Shake Walk, Guess and Travel, Where I’ve Been, Name Three, Musical States, How Far Away, Going to Missouri, Whiteboard State Relay, Popcorn States, and Spell One.   ***INSTANT DOWNLOAD***  In your hands in 10 seconds.  
  • 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
  • I SPY Basketball

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    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.
  • "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  
  • Most schools strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess the classroom rules are not adequate for some playground behaviors. For this reason, playground supervisors or paraprofessionals sometimes find themselves without a protocol for handing discipline issues unique to the playground. This professional article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer covers how teachers and playground supervisors should respond to inappropriate behavior on the playground and steps to take when the behavior continues.
  • Enjoy this set of 30 yoga cards. 15 of each pose for both boys and girls. 30 Poster Cards which would be great for station work. Additionally, activity suggestions including a music and movement song, a yoga fitness circle and 2 guided relaxation activities. 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.
  • 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.
  • These cards were designed for use with the U.S. Map Stencil or a U.S. Map painted on the playground.  However, they can also be used indoors for indoor games with students locating them on a pull-down map or an overhead projector with a dry erase marker. Copy and print the worksheet of the U.S. Map. Have students label the states and capitals. Take students outside for a State Match Game using the cards and a State Abbreviations Game. Two full sets of state cards included.
  • P.E. Station Cards are ready to print and go. This P.E. Activities Station Cards are great for movement stations. There are 10 Fitness Station cards/signs around St. Patrick's Day Fitness Themes. There are an additional 10 Fitness Challenge Posters to use at stations and 2 cross curricular math activities. A bonus poster on "Why Get Fit" gives students reasons and the benefits of exercise. The PE Fitness Stations Cards/Signs are designed for Kindergarten through 5th grade students.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Soccer Fortune Teller Game to for a competitive game of indoor soccer on rainy days, snow days or for indoor recess and P.E. 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. Check out our other fortune teller games: Anti-bullying messages Baseball Basketball Football and more
  • PLEASE NOTE- UPDATED 2019

    Today although a nuisance, there are many positive activities appropriate for rainy days that keep kids active and burn off excess energy allowing students to focus and sit during afternoon lessons. I’ve scanned the list for activities that could be conducted for indoor recess or physical education activities on inclement days. Please leave comments. Visit www.peacefulplaygrounds.com for additional resources.
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    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)      
  • A fortune teller is an origami used for children’s games. Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Game. Use the St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller Game for FUN and read your fortune. This is a great activity for getting kids into the holiday spirit. The set contains : 1. Colorful St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller, 2. Black and White St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller 3. Character Fortune Teller mostly blank to let children fill in and create their own unique Fortune Teller 4. Scanning the included QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.
  • This set includes 35 equipment labels for secondary physical education. Playground Balls, Bean Bags,Soccer Balls, Basketballs,Volleyballs, Softballs, Scoops, Bats,Kick Balls, Jump Ropes Single, Long Jump Ropes, Scoops, Bases, Cones, Footballs, Hoops, Frisbee's, Golf, Football Flags/Belts, Tennis, Hockey, Shin Guards, Gloves, Loaner Shirts, Loaner Shorts, Locks, Shoes, Chest Protector, Task Cards, Posters, Mats, Chest Protectors, Hockey Pucks, Music Supplies, 5 Blank Labels and more.
  • Enjoy this set of Elementary School Physical Education Equipment Labels. Set includes 31 illustrated labels with 5 blank labels to add in additional equipment. Print and laminate.
  • A fortune teller  is an origami used for children's games.  Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Game.  Use the Move Your Body Fortune Teller Game to determine the choice of exercise and the number of repetitions children will perform. This is a great activity for encouraging exercise in a fun manner.  You can use the Move Your Body fortune teller for pairing 2 kids for exercising or use one fortune teller in front of the whole class and pick students to pick an exercise based on their Fortune Teller selection. The set contains a colored Move Your Body Fortune Teller, a black and white Move Your Body Fortune Teller and a Blank Fortune Teller to download and let children fill adding exercises making their own. Scanning the QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.    
  • Did you implement and maintain adequate supervision?
    In this article, I will share with you some words of wisdom I have learned serving as an expert witness in court cases. One key in all of the cases has been whether Administration implemented and maintained active playground supervision. Negligent supervision is a contributing factor in 40% of all injury cases, so training school staff plays a huge role in reducing injuries and potential avoidance of District liability. This article will also cover litigation and suggestions for how to avoid it.
  • Professional Article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer This article talks about the benefits of the regular physical activity.
    Physical activity helps with weight management. Regular physical activity is important for children for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the long-term health benefits. Physical activity also aids in maintaining a healthy weight.  In addition to long-term health benefits, children also benefit from keeping active.
    Some of the additional benefits are: Decreases chance depression, helps with sleeping at night, strengthens bones and muscles, helps with maintaining a healthy weight, and active children enjoy the ability to move easily. This article also covers the how children become more active, utilizing the outdoor environment for physical activity, and the link between physical activity and academics.