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Saturday, January 14, 2017

3 Ways to Rock Indoor Recess

I don't know how things are in your state or district, but around this time every year we end up confined to our classrooms for recess much more than we'd like to be. Between rain, low temps and snow days indoor recess becomes a winter staple whether we like it or not. So I wanted to share a few of my favorite options to use in the classroom when going outside just isn't an option.


My absolute top choice, would definitely be GoNoodle. We use this awesome site throughout the day for brain breaks, but they also have videos specifically for indoor recess. They are longer, 7 -18 minutes, and are grouped by a common theme. These videos are perfect and you don't have to worry about commercials or pop ups like with other sites.



I use puzzles in my classroom every year. I keep a variety of them including small puzzles for individual students and floor puzzles that students work on together. My personal love of puzzles obviously comes through in the classroom. They feel so accomplished when they finish and often ask that I take a picture.


Directed Drawings

I student taught with a teacher who was an excellent artist. She introduced me to a set of books I had never heard of called "Draw.Write.Now"

They show you how to direct others through drawing pictures. They even include handwriting but I usually allow them to do their own writing about the picture.

This is an example of a directed drawing I saw online for my students to do before Winter Break. :)

So those are some of my favorite choices for indoor recess. What are some of yours? Share them out!

Thanks for reading