You Oughta Know About...Go Noodle!


I'm linking up with Mrs. McClain to share ideas that teachers "oughta know" about.  I want to share an AWESOME website I've just discovered called Go Noodle

I'm a big advocate of movement in the classroom especially for the littles.  I try to incorporate "brain breaks" into each transition and wherever possible in my day. I use a lot of "Just Dance" you tube videos and a Hop Sports Brain Break website my school subscribes to.  But best of all I just discovered Go Noodle which is FREE!

First, there is a cute classroom champ that you pick that grows as you play. More minutes=bigger champ.  Then after you make to the top level, you get to pick a new champ.


Next, there are different types of breaks for energizing, calming and focusing your little monsters angels. 

Here are some of my favorites:

Tons of Zumba routines to popular music, great for kids who might be "too cool" to dance to the silly songs.
Songs that teach, like this ABC song with Usher!
Sports simulation (kind of like Wii  without the remotes)
Lots of different yoga options.  You choose  goals such as strength, focus, mood, etc.
Some songs are just for fun, and the kids can dance around however they want. Like "Happy" complete with cute little minions.

I'm sure you haven't heard enough of your kids singing "Let it Go" so you'll definitely want this sing along brain break.  You can thank me later, lol.
Oh and last, but not least...remember how I told you I like to find "Just Dance" videos from you tube for my kiddos? Oh that's right you can add your favorites and save them here!!
AH-MA-ZING!!
My kiddos loved this Gummi Bear dance, too cute.
Seriously, go check it out. I'm pretty sad I discovered it after years of pulling up and searching you tube every time I wanted a quick brain break.

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11 comments:

  1. I recently discovered Go Noodle and started using it - the kids LOVE it so much!
    Growing Little Learners

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  2. Great resource! I'll definitely be using this and sharing it with my colleagues.

    Thanks!
    -iHeartLiteracy

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  3. I love Go Noodle! It is one of my favorite brain breaks!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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  4. I had to check out this link right away...I love it!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I've heard so much about Go Noodle, but hadn't actually checked it out until now! Oh.My.Gosh!!! Why did I not check it out sooner???? Amazing! Thank you so, so much for sharing! Apparently, your post was all I needed to actually check it out :)

    Theresa @ True Life I'm a Teacher!

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  6. Like Theresa, I've heard of Go Noodle (and even passed by their booth at the Vegas teaching conferences!), but haven't really looked into it. This looks great! Thanks!

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  7. I had love Go Noodle but I had no idea that you can add your own brain breaks!!!! So awesome! Thanks for the tip!!

    Stephanie
    Mrs. Cain's Creations

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  8. We used GoNoodle this year in my class and I introduced it to the other teachers in my school. Now a bunch of us use it. Every now and then it sounds like thunder on our ceiling and we laugh - "Must be GoNoodling in the class above us!" :)

    Lindsey
    Forever First Grade

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  9. I started using GoNoodle last school year and my kids beg to do it all day long! Thanks for sharing about GoNoodle!

    Jasmine
    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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  10. Hi Jessica! Thanks for sharing about GoNoodle! I have heard the term in passing, but I didn't know what it was. Wow, that is right up my alley!

    Carrie
    i Heart Second

    The Think Aloud Cloud

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