Lego math. This is completely fantastic! Motivation is often the biggest issue, as teachers struggle to engage their students in learning, so using toys with which kids are familiar is a great way to incorporate fun into teaching.
Brain Breaks are a way to respect the whole child in some students, especially those who need some breaks in the day in order to stay on task and focused the rest of the time. This also creates a classroom environment of creativity and collaboration because the kids can work together and think outside the box for some of the activities on the popsicle sticks.