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Subitize and Exercise – Brain Break Activity

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: PK - K

Get active with this subitize and exercise brain break activity.

Subitizing Brain Break

Are you looking for a little brain break before heading out to recess or lunch? Or maybe you are in need of anl activity while transitioning from one lesson to the next during a session! This subitizing activity has students subitize a collection of dots and then perform that many of the displayed movements.

Movements included in the activity are:

  • jumping jacks
  • run in place
  • jump forward
  • dance
  • jump up
  • lunge
  • squat
  • reach up
  • star stretch
  • twirl

To play, display the presentation on a screen for all students to see. Have them hold up their fingers or call out their answers. Once the correct answer has been said, have students perform that many of the actions while counting out loud together.

Through this activity, students will show they can subitize small collections of objects and perform various movements.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by counting the objects on the first few slides.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Have more capable students double the amount displayed on the screen.

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This resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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