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My Favorite Videos for Brain Breaks, Transitions and Indoor Recess

These are my favorites. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here.

YouTube Classics for Kids-

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37 of my favorite Sesame Street Videos-

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Just Dance Set 1- 

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Just Dance Set 2-

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Just Dance Disney-

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Letter Songs

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16 Responses to My Favorite Videos for Brain Breaks, Transitions and Indoor Recess

  1. Barbara says:

    This is awesome, Matt! Thanks a ton for sharing.

  2. Jeannie says:

    love these – really helps keep our kids focused at other times of the day!

  3. Melissa Clancy says:

    Matt do you have to have a paid Symbaloo account to use these? Thanks Melissa

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Melissa, you don’t even need to have a Symbaloo account to use these mixes. Just save the link to the mix you like and they work directly from that link. No need to sign on. Nothing that I create or use in Symbaloo cost money. Every aspect of it is free for teachers :)

  4. Lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing and introducing me to safe share. Love symbaloo too!

  5. Heather says:

    Wow! What a collection! Do you download the videos into Symbaloo to avoid having to look them up on YouTube at school?

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Heather, I do not download the videos. Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool so it works much like your favorites in a browser. I add the link to the video for each Symbaloo tile.

  6. Lymari DLT says:

    Hi Matt,
    I found your blog and love, love the symbaloo videos. My first graders love it too! I’m using it as a reward system where they have to work to earn points during a week and then they get to vote on which videos to watch, dance, etc… We don’t have the time to even breath during the day so for now it’s working for once a week. Now, I created an account on symbaloo however, I’m stuck on how to create my own videos. You say you just choose the videos and add the link? So, do you go to YouTube, and then choose the video you want? I am lost :(

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Yes I get all the videos from YouTube. You don’t make the videos with Symabloo, it is just a visual bookmarking tool. If you want to make videos you would need to upload the to YouTube and then use that link for Symbaloo

      • Lymari DLT says:

        Ok. Thanks… I have lots to learn! By the way, I just saw you’re coming to Orlando. Would love to see your presentation. I’ll have to talk to my principal and see if he can let a first grade teacher attend the conference. (He only sends the k teachers in our school)

  7. What an awesome collection. Thank you so much for sharing. I recently started Gonoodle.com for brain breaks and my 1st graders love them. This will be a great addition!

  8. Jennifer White says:

    My students are LOVING these video clips! They are perfect for when I feel they need or have earned a “brain break”. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  9. Matt. Have you ever used Adventure to Fitness for indoor recess? (adventuretofitness.com) My kinders LOVE these videos and so do I! The videos are 30 minutes long so I tend to show 15 minutes one day and 15 minutes the next. Completely free to teachers, but you have to register ahead of time. If you are the first in your district to use this program, you have to register your district. (Not a big deal at all.) Camille

  10. Jonelle Bell says:

    We have had such a bad winter that we have been doing lots of brain breaks. I am so excited to add to our collection as we head into the rainy season here in Ohio.

  11. Kristina says:

    I love your site and thank you for sharing! We love Eric Herman and Sesame Street as well as They Might be Giants, the music/performances on Yo Gabba Gabba, bmossman (Wow Wow Wubbzy), and the performers from Jack’s Big Music Show. Do you know if these are on symbaloo?

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