Energizers! book cover

88 Quick Movement Activities That Refresh and Refocus, K-6

by Susan Lattanzi Roser
For Elementary • K-6

To learn well, children need movement breaks throughout the school day. Energizers offer a great way to weave those breaks into the day without disrupting scheduled lessons. In fact, these two to three minutes of playful moving, laughing, and chanting or singing promote more-and more productive-learning.

All 88 energizers-whether old favorites with new twists or the author's own lively originals-are easy to learn and teach. No music training required!

Use energizers anywhere ...
Inside or outside the classroom, with children circled up, at their desks or tables, or waiting in line-energizers work everywhere!

Anytime ...
During testing, between long instructional blocks, as Morning Meeting activities, when children need to calm down and when they need to perk up-energizers fit into the whole school day!

With any grade level, K-6 ...
For quick selection, energizers are labeled by grade level-but you can adapt any energizer to fit your class (variations and suggestions included).
An experienced classroom teacher, Roser offers a friendly and encouraging introduction with tips on teaching and using energizers.


Table of Contents
Introduction: Energize!
So what is an Energizer?
Singing in the Music Room vs. the Classroom
How to Use Energizers: Twelve Tips
Using This Book
A Few Last Thoughts
Finding the Right Energizer (chart categorizing the energizers by grade level and type)

Sample Energizers
The Button Factory
Double This Double That
Go Bananas

Northeast Foundation for Children, 2009, 160 pages, spiral-bound
ISBN 978-1-892989-33-8