Brain breaks make it easy for middle school teachers to infuse moments of fun into their curriculum!
As we get closer to winter break, classrooms can be filled with energy that’s both exciting and challenging. Sometimes, the best way to help students refocus is to assign them a low-stress 15-minute activity.
Here are 10 brain breaks specifically tailored for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students:
Nonogram, sudoku, and logic puzzle brain breaks
Are your students feeling exhausted by the time lunch time rolls around? Hand out some no-pressure activities and games that engage their minds in a non-academic way.
Plus, you can create worksheets tailored to your students’ needs using our Worksheet Generator!
Middle school color-by-numbers brain breaks
Middle schoolers like to color, too!
They can unwind with this Color by Code worksheet that includes grammar review where they choose the correct word (and color!) to match the definition of each term.
Featuring a funky, abstract drawing, this might be a coloring sheet, but it definitely isn’t for little kids!
Brain break worksheets for de-stressing
Encourage moments of mindfulness in your classroom with social-emotional learning worksheets. This one has sixth to eighth graders illustrate six hard-to-describe emotions, such as indifference, relief, and melancholy.
Turn stressful moments into opportunities for students to explore the nuances of emotion—in themselves and their peers—and find connection and support in the classroom.
Brain break writing prompts and grammar mazes
Encourage students to use their imagination! With our newest set of writing prompts for middle school, they can escape into a creative story they write themselves!