Let's Move It!

Ways to move to help us learn!

Why is movement important?

Research shows that movement may actually grow a bigger brain! The mind and body work together in and out of the classroom. Staying active has been shown to strengthen learning, improve memory and retrieval, and enhance learner motivation and morale. Many types of 'play', whether it is team games or exploration, have the capacity to improve cognition. Read below for plenty of choices to keep movement in your everyday.


Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the Brain in Mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

There is always time to play!

Get outside!

Lots of moving...lots of fun!
  • Ride your bike
  • Play tag
  • Go swimming
  • Play in the snow
  • Climb trees
  • Play a sport like soccer or basketball
  • Play catch
  • Help with the gardening
  • Play in the rain
  • Rake leaves
  • Dig in a sandbox or dirt
  • Draw with chalk
  • Investigate bugs
  • Jump rope
  • Play hopscotch
  • Go for a walk

Need to play inside?

  • Put a puzzle together
  • Build with Lego's or blocks
  • Play hide-and-seek
  • Draw a picture
  • Play with Play-Doh
  • Come up with a dance
  • Make a scavenger hunt
  • Play a board game
  • Help cook or bake
  • Build a fort
  • Play with toys
  • Make up your own game