It’s winter. It’s cold outside. We’re stuck inside for recess and my students are climbing. the. walls. It was time to overhaul the indoor recess routine (I guess giving them free reign of the classroom wasn’t working anymore). So I took to Facebook and Instagram to ask you about your favorite indoor recess activities, and I compiled your responses with some of my own to give you this list!
If you don’t know about GoNoodle yet, go visit them right now! This is a free website that is filled with interactive songs, games, and workouts to get your students moving. It’s also great for brain breaks and has quiet activities like Yoga for when you want to wind down. The indoor recess megamixes are my favorite!
2. Cardboard Boxes
Seriously. Do not ever throw away another cardboard box. Give your students markers, masking tape, and paper and you will be so impressed with what they come up with! This is best done in smaller groups, so you will need several boxes.
The book Christina Katerina and the Box is the perfect book to read with your students to get their creativity flowing.