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Wake up, Shake up & Brain Breaks

Here you will find links to our Wake up, Shake up routines as well as some ideas for exercises to give our brains a break at home. 

Wake up, Shake up!


Every morning in Chestnut Class we start our day with 'Wake up, Shake up!' This consists of two songs to work on our Gross Motor Skills and then two activities to work on our Fine Motor Skills. 

The first song (came here for love) is a chance to get moving, jump on the spot, move arms, legs, etc. and generally wake up! The second song (rise up) we start by sitting down for and stretching out our legs and stretching to each side. We then stand up and stretch up to the ceiling, out to the side and touch our toes. The children then sit down to complete 2 fine motor activities. Choose 2 activities each day from the list for your child to do after the songs. 

Sigala, Ella Eyre - Came Here for Love

Get moving!

Andra Day - Rise Up


Brain Breaks

Busy Feet 'It's Warm Up Time'

This is a definite favourite in Chestnut Class which helps us develop our gross motor skills and our ability to start and stop moving when asked to.

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

We have been working on learning some of the different dance moves in this fantastic, lively song that really wakes us up in the morning!

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes - Exercise Song For Kids

This song helps us to recognise our different body parts, develop our coordination and teaches us how to follow a simple sequence. It is one of our favourites in Chestnut Class!

Debbie Doo & Friends! - Let's Star Jump! - Dance Song For Children

Star jumping is such a great way to improve coordination and fitness.

Action Songs for kids | The Singing Walrus

Jump, Run and Shout! | Action song for kids | The Singing Walrus

We use this song to unwind.

Into the Unknown (From "Frozen 2")

Bear feet activities: