Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Different Arm Directions Brain Break

Here is a Brain Break for your class. Have your students spin their right arm in a forward circle with their arm parallel to the ground. Now have them take their left hand and make a backward circle overlapping their right hand. Their hands should overlap each other but never touch. When they have done this, tell them to start their left hand spinning and their right hand overlap the left. It is really difficult to do. Most will be able to do one or the other.


  1. You can also do this using larger muscle groups. Have one arm make a large circle on the side of the body (like a wheel), while the other arm circles in a wheel in the opposite direction.


  2. Thanks Millie,
    That is a great suggestion.