Designed to help children develop healthy habits when brushing their teeth, Disney Magic Timer can be used in the classroom for a variety of purposes. This free app could be linked to a unit on staying healthy by encouraging good hygiene and establishing routines. You might also find that this app is a useful tool for transitions, class work or anytime you might normally use a timer as a classroom management tool. Check out this colorful app full of Disney and Marvel characters!
Here’s my Common Core aligned QR scavenger hunt on healthy eating!
This app is available on Android devices.
A great app for getting students moving is Super Stretch Yoga. Also known as The Adventures of Super Stretch, this app is perfect for introducing students to kid-friendly yoga poses. The quick and simple video clips would be perfect for transitions between lessons or used during an after school program!
Here are two Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans for teaching healthy habits: Intro to the Food Plate and Intro to Healthy Eating
If you’re teaching outdoor skills there are three apps from Columbia Sportswear that are worth checking out. These apps can provide great extension activities for lessons on physical education, life skills, and math class.
GPS Pal -> for keeping track of outdoor expeditions
Take Ten -> tips for what you’ll need for exploring the great outdoors
What Know to Do -> a pocket guide for tying knots
If you’re students are staying indoors, try out one of my QR scavenger hunts for a mini adventure!