My name is Aaron and we’re Laughtercise. We deliver wellbeing activities for secondary students and teacher team building sessions.

We want to support you in increasing wellbeing levels throughout your school. Below are some proven (and creative) resources to do so.

Within this resource you will find…

📍 Wellbeing Activities For Secondary Students

Free resources such as follow along Laughtercise Sessions and Seated Yoga Sessions

📍 Staff Wellbeing Ideas For Teachers

Unique and creative ideas that Laughtercise deliver to schools and businesses which enhance staff wellbeing (and help bond teams)

 

Let’s go, grab yourself some wellbeing! ♥ We’ll keep updating this resource, so keep coming back for more!

 

Seated Yoga

These fun follow along videos are perfect for pre-lesson or mid-lesson mental wellbeing energisers.

Seated Yoga – 10 Poses in 10 Minutes 

Grab a secret snack, do the twist again & get some night fever going on with this fun seated yoga video! All you need is 10 minutes, somewhere to sit and you’re set! It’s perfect gentle yoga for beginners and yoga pros, all with a fun twist!

 

Seated Yoga – 5 Poses in 5 Minutes (Dance Move Theme)

*COMING SOON!* Live by 12th July 2023

 

Seated Yoga – 5 Poses in 5 Minutes (Sports Theme)

*COMING SOON!* Live by 12th September 2023

 

A Fun Lesson Energiser – Follow Along Laughtercise Session

If your students were told to ‘move’, they’d probably move…right? If they were told to ‘freeze’, they’d probably freeze, yes?

Well, forget the normal for this activity! It’s time for your students to do something ⚡️different⚡️. What’s better for our wellbeing than having fun together??

Check out an NHS team having fun playing this game:

 

A Fun Lesson Energiser – Drawing Ahead!

This is a brilliant and bitesize activity you can do to support the wellbeing of your students. There’s nothing better for our wellbeing than having fun! It can take less than 5 minutes and will really challenge your students creative side:

You will need:

📍 1 paper plate or piece of card per student

📍 1 pen per student

Instructions:

📍 Step 1 – Instruct everyone to put their piece of card on their head 

📍 Step 2 – Instruct everyone to draw a picture on their piece of card. You can pick what picture they draw. Maybe you’re talking about the planet so get them to draw Earth. Or if it’s Easter, get them to draw an Easter egg

📍 Step 3 – Instruct everyone to write their name underneath their drawing

📍 Step 4 – Give them 1 minute and get them to draw!

📍 Step 5 – After 1 minute, ask everyone to remove the card and show to everyone around them 

Benefits to this game:

⚡️ Everyone’s drawing will be funny, so no one will feel awkward about their lack of artistic ability

⚡️ Everyone will have a great laugh about each other’s drawings

⚡️ It challenges brains in a unique way

 

A Fun Lesson Energiser – Switch Hands!

This will challenge students minds in a very unique way. How fast can they switch hands?? Follow along to this video or facilitate yourself:

You will need:

📍 Nothing! This game can be played anytime and anywhere!

Instructions for first activity:

📍 Get students to do a ‘thumb up’ with their right hand

📍 Get students to point their left index finger at their ‘thumb up’

📍 Switch hands! Do ‘thumb up’ on left hand and index finger pointing with right hand

📍 Keep switching! It’s harder than it sounds!

Instructions for second activity:

📍 Get students to do the ‘perfect’ sign with their right hand

📍 Get students to do the ‘perfect’ sign with their right hand AND a ‘peace’ sign with their left hand

📍 Switch hands!

📍 Keep switching! It’s harder than it sounds!

 

Staff Wellbeing Ideas For Teachers

Let’s not forget you. We’re not leaving you out! ♥

We have lots of team building and wellbeing activities that are perfect for teacher meetings and INSET days. Our activities are loved throughout the NHS and Amazon. Never underestimate how important and beneficial it is for teams to have fun together away from normal work activities, it’s like a super-charged dose of wellbeing for the entire team.

 

Seated Yoga

Our seated yoga sessions can be done by teachers too!

Why not add one to a team meeting?

*Video Live Friday 28th April*

 

Fun Lesson Energiser

Why not give the energisers above a go at an INSET day? It’ll certainly add some laughs!

 

INSET Day Team Building

If you have budget for a team building / wellbeing activity for an INSET day, get in touch with us. We will make the budget stretch further than any other provider and our impact will be incredible. Check out what our teacher sessions include 👉 here 👈

Check out a 👉 case study 👈 of our work with a school.

Just imagine the fun your team will have playing our games 👇

 

And that’s a wellbeing wrap!

We will continually update this page, so keep coming back for more resources.

 

Have fun and keep up the great work.

Love Team Laughtercise

My name is Aaron and we’re Laughtercise. We’ve had the pleasure of delivering wellbeing activities for primary schools since 2020 and, like the children, it makes us jump for joy 👇

We want to support you in increasing wellbeing levels throughout your school. Below are some proven (and creative) resources to do so.

Within this resource you will find…

📍 Wellbeing Activities For Primary Aged Children

Free resources such as follow along Laughtercise Sessions, Yoga Sessions and Seated Yoga Sessions

📍 Staff Wellbeing Ideas For Primary Teachers

Unique and creative ideas that Laughtercise deliver to schools and businesses which enhance staff wellbeing (and help bond teams)

 

Jump for joy and grab yourself some wellbeing! 💙

 

Wellbeing Activities For Primary Aged Children (reception to year 3)

Yoga

We deliver fun yoga sessions for thousands of primary aged children all around the world. Check out the follow along videos below to support the wellbeing of your children 👇

This is what children look like when doing our fun yoga videos 👇

Click on the links below for more videos:

Anti-Grumpiness Yoga

Balance Yoga

 

Breathing Techniques

Short follow along videos that teach young children about breathing techniques. Great to support the mental wellbeing of your children.

Primary aged children love our breathing techniques 👇

Click on the links below for more videos:

Strength Breathing Technique

Rain Breathing Technique

 

Fun Movement Follow Along Videos!

Wild and wacky movements to release some energy! 😁

Pictures of primary pupils going bonkers to our videos 👇😁

Click on the links below for more videos:

Olympics Theme

Safari Theme

Animal Theme

 

Wellbeing Activities For Primary Aged Children (year 4 – 6)

Seated Yoga

These fun follow along videos are perfect for pre-lesson or mid-lesson mental wellbeing energisers.

Seated Yoga – 10 Poses in 10 Minutes 

Grab a secret snack, do the twist again & get some night fever going on with this fun seated yoga video! All you need is 10 minutes, somewhere to sit and you’re set! It’s perfect gentle yoga for beginners and yoga pros, all with a fun twist!

 

Follow Along Laughtercise Session

This follow along video is a great resource to challenge the minds of your children. It will also create lots of smiles and giggles! The activities included are really easy for you to facilitate yourself.

This is what children look like doing this activity 👇

Staff Wellbeing Ideas For Primary Teachers

Let’s not forget you. We’re not leaving you out! ♥

We have lots of team building and wellbeing activities that are perfect for teacher meetings. Our activities are loved throughout the NHS and Amazon. Never underestimate how important and beneficial it is for teams to have fun together away from normal work activities, it’s like a super-charged dose of wellbeing for the entire team.

A Fun Meeting Energiser – Drawing Ahead!

This is a brilliant and bitesize activity you can do as a team to create team bonding at a meeting or away day. It can take less than 5 minutes:

You will need:

📍 1 piece of card per person

📍 1 pen per person

Instructions:

📍 Step 1 – Instruct everyone to put their piece of card on their head 

📍 Step 2 – Instruct everyone to draw a picture on the piece of card. You can pick what picture they draw. Maybe you’re talking about pupil wellbeing and you can get everyone to draw a smiling child. Or if it’s Easter, get them to draw an Easter egg

📍 Step 3 – Instruct everyone to write their name underneath their drawing

📍 Step 4 – Give them 1 minute and get them to draw!

📍 Step 5 – After 1 minute, ask everyone to remove the card and show to everyone around them 

Team bonding benefits to this game:

⚡️ Everyone’s drawing will be funny, so no one will feel awkward about their lack of artistic ability

⚡️ Everyone will have a great laugh about each other’s drawings

⚡️ It challenges brains in a unique way

 

A Fun Meeting Energiser – Switch Hands!

This will challenge your mind. How fast can you switch??

Check out what a team looks and sounds like doing these activities.

 

Seated Yoga

Our seated yoga sessions can be done by teachers too!

Why not add one to a team meeting?

Seated Yoga – 10 Poses in 10 Minutes 

 

INSET Day Ideas 

If you have budget for a team building / wellbeing activity for an INSET day, get in touch with us. We will make the budget stretch further than any other provider and our impact will be incredible. Check out what our teacher sessions include 👉 here 👈

 

Check out a 👉 case study 👈 of our work with a school.

 

Just imagine the fun your team will have playing our games 👇

 

And that’s a wellbeing wrap!

We will continually update this page, so keep coming back for more resources.

 

Have fun and keep up the great work.

Love Team Laughtercise

What can you do in class for 10-minutes?

 

The 3 form time ideas below all separately take around 5 minutes to complete. So, if you have 5 or 10 minutes to fill, you can take your pick from which ones you want to do. Perfect for 10-minute tutor time activities!

 

What to do during Tutor Time?

 

Whatever you do, make it fun! Pick some tutor time activities that will create smiles and help everyone connect.

Below we’ve outlined 3 form time ideas (some are hilariously funny!) that will make you stand out and be loved by your students. From our activities you will get:

📍 A unique opportunity for personal development from your students

📍 An energy boost for students ahead of any ‘deep thinking’

We’ve delivered our 10 minute tutor time activities to children and young adults in 84 countries. We work with one of the world’s leading online schools and our form time ideas are proven to help children and young adults to bond through fun. They also boost student concentration levels and, most importantly, they create smiles 😁😁😁

 

Tutor Time Activity 1

 

Have you ever put a piece of card on your head and attempted to draw a picture? No? Well, the time to do it is now! This game will create an abundance of smiles! In the below instruction video, we talk through this tutor time activity while using a paper plate. However, a piece of card will work fine.

 

You will need:

📍 1 piece of card per student

📍 1 pen per student

📍 A theme

Instructions:

📍 Step 1 – Instruct students to put their piece of card on their head 

📍 Step 2 – Instruct everyone to draw a picture on to the card. You can pick what they draw. If it’s Easter, you could get them to draw an Easter egg. When Santa’s in town, you can get them to draw a Christmas tree

📍 Step 3 – Instruct everyone to write their name underneath their drawing

📍 Step 4 – Give them 1 minute and get them to draw!

📍 Step 5 – After 1 minute, ask everyone to remove the card and show to everyone around them 

Energising benefits to this game:

⚡️ Everyone’s drawing will be funny, so no student will feel awkward about their lack of artistic ability

⚡️ Everyone will have a great laugh about each other’s drawings (great for student bonding)

⚡️ It challenges students brains in a unique way (great to energise them ahead of a school day!)

 

There you go. One of our form time ideas that’s head (pun intended) and shoulders above other activities! 😄

 

Tutor Time Activity 2

 

Your students (and teachers!) will LOVE this game. They will remember it for years. It is wild and exhilarating! It creates a huge amount of excitement (and competition!).

Check out several teams playing this game 👇

 

You will need:

📍 Paper cups (1 per two students)

📍 To line up tables so students can be facing each other (like in the video)

Instructions:

📍 Instruct each student to face another student

📍 Tell students that you will be shouting out ‘head’, ‘shoulders’ and ‘knees’ and they have to follow the instruction

📍 Tell students that when you shout ‘cup’, they have to grab the cup. First person to grab it wins!

📍 Rotate students so they don’t continually face the same person

Energising benefits to this game:

⚡️ Students concentration levels will be on point when you’re shouting the instructions!

⚡️ Instructed well, this activity has huge potential to bond students through fun competition

 

Tutor Time Activity 3

 

Want to do some activities that will help students to grow?

Well, these two tutor time activities (a 2-for-1 deal for you!) will actually help students brains grow FACT. These two activities are parallel bi-manual movements and doing these kinds of exercises helps grow the corpus callosum part of our brain. A video tutorial is below 👇

 

You will need:

📍 Nothing! This game can be played anytime and anywhere!

Instructions for first activity:

📍 Get students to do a ‘thumb up’ with their right hand

📍 Get students to point their left index finger at their ‘thumb up’

📍 Switch hands! Do ‘thumb up’ on left hand and index finger pointing with right hand

📍 Keep switching! It’s harder than it sounds!

Instructions for second activity:

📍 Get students to do the ‘perfect’ sign with their right hand

📍 Get students to do the ‘perfect’ sign with their right hand AND a ‘peace’ sign with their left hand

📍 Switch hands!

📍 Keep switching! It’s harder than it sounds!

 

We hope you enjoy doing these 10 minute tutor time activities with your students 😁

But before you go…STOP! ⛔

 

Would you like your faculty team to look like this? 👇

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If so, check out our full guide to Team Building Activities that we play in our Laughtercise Team Building Workshops For Teachers.

 

Planning a conference for teachers? Check out our resource of Energisers For Conferences.

 

Never stop inspiring.

Love the Laughtercise Team

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