Healthy Breaks: Wellness Activities for the Classroom


Incorporate physical activity in the classroom throughout the day with simple, engaging 5- to 10-minute breaks.

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Promote activity in or out of the classroom to keep students on task and healthier. These tried and tested activities cover meditation, inclusion, cooperation, energizing, and more.

Health and Wellness Instruction

This book gives teachers everything they need to present engaging health and wellness activities in their classrooms throughout the day. These activities last 5 to 10 minutes and meet many objectives and goals in wellness policies. The breaks help kids see activity as a regular, fun part of their day.

Expert Compilation

The author, Jenine de Marzo, created the book with the intention of combating rising childhood obesity rates in the United States. The book is filled with activities that have been tested by teachers that have little preparation and can be done anywhere. The object is to promote healthy lifestyles and create good, healthy habits. Each book has activities for kindergarten through sixth grade, complete with clear instructions and tools to help meet standards set by the CDC, SHAPE America, and Physical Activity Guidelines for American Schools.


This book features 6 chapters with a variety of activities and games.

  • Activity Finder
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Quieting and Meditative Activities
  • Chapter 2: Esteem Builders
  • Chapter 3: Social Wellness Activities
  • Chapter 4: Cooperative Games
  • Chapter 5: Inclusion Games
  • Chapter 6: Energizing Activities
  • About the Author

Book is 120 pages.