Physical Education Teacher Resources
Get the heart pumping with this comprehensive collection of physical education resources.
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Hats off to Barry for a great idea. He teaches Adapted PE to elementary school children, and when he is absent they often don't get to have PE. So he came up with this great plan to videotape short lessons that his pupils could follow, and all the regular teacher has to do is push the play button on the VCR.
Pre-K - 6th Special Education 45 Views 36 Downloads
Golf is a popular game that is enjoyed around the world. Invite your pupils with visual impairments or blindness to putt a few balls or make a hole in one. This lesson provides several very good suggestions as to how you can teach an adaptive version of golf to learners with special needs.
3rd - 12th Physical Education 32 Views 14 Downloads
Capture the Treasure
Did you ever play capture the flag? I did, and it was so much fun! Your learners with special needs, physical handicaps, or visual impairments can play a classic and highly engaging game with a few minor adaptations. The best part is, while they play, they will be building directional mobility and orientation skills, as well as interacting socially and learning how to navigate an outdoor environment.
1st - 12th Physical Education 32 Views 11 Downloads
Modified Disc Golf
Here is a great set of adaptations and modifications that will make your next game of disc golf accessible to all your pupils. Listed are several variations and ways you can modify the game for your learners with physical or visual impairments.
4th - 12th Physical Education 19 Views 6 Downloads
Tug of War
Don't be fooled by how short this lesson is; it contains a good idea for adaptive PE. The activity is intended to help learners with visual impairments increase motor skills, muscle strength, and mobility. Two kids play a game of tug of war by pulling against each other while holding onto a Thera-Band or a rope.
1st - 12th Physical Education 29 Views 8 Downloads
Kickball is a classic recess game that everybody should play at least once. Included here is a wonderful set of instructions that describe how you can modify the game to make it accessible to children with low or no visual ability. Ramps, cones, and high contrast markers make a recess classic totally accessible.
1st - 12th Physical Education 44 Views 22 Downloads
Baseball can be so entertaining! Here are a few great ideas you can use to get your learners with visual impairments out on the old ball field. A sound-enhanced pitching device or T-ball stand is used to alert players when it's time to swing the bat.
2nd - 8th Physical Education 20 Views 5 Downloads
Why is learning how to catch and toss so important? If one has visual impairments, learning this basic skill will help him increase orientation and mobility, coordination, and cognitive development,. Mastery of this skill will also mean that he is more likely to play with other kids on the playground.
K - 12th Physical Education 32 Views 14 Downloads
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 59 Downloads
Bean Bag on My Head
The world is a very different place to those who are blind. That is why it is so important to have your kids with visual impairments explore the world in many different ways. For this activity, a bean bag is placed on the child's head, and he/she attempts to keep it there while he hops, crawls, walks, or skips.
Pre-K - 8th Physical Education 21 Views 5 Downloads
Beach Ball with Bell
Encourage your learners who are blind or visually impaired to participate in sports or recreational activities. This super simple idea uses a beach ball with a bell on it to help kids become comfortable with playing catch. The activity will help increase listening skills, gross motor skills, and orientation skills.
1st - 12th Physical Education 16 Views 3 Downloads
Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop
To improve mobility, social skill development, and the concept of position, learners with physical disabilities work together to raise and lower a hula hoop over their heads. The activity is short and intended to be used as a warm-up.
1st - 8th Physical Education 32 Views 12 Downloads
The class practices bounce passes and chest passes to improve their basketball skills. They get to play a modified basketball game with no dribbling allowed. You could incorporate several modifications into this lesson to accomodate different levels of ability.
3rd - 8th Physical Education 15 Views 8 Downloads
Swiss Ball Square Dance
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to create their own square dance moves and sequences using the Swiss ball.
4th - 10th Physical Education 3 Views 5 Downloads
Plus One Volleyball
Plus one volleyball begins like a regular game of volleyball. The receiving team must play the ball twice on their side before returning it over the net. Now the serving team must play the ball three times before returning it over the net. Now the receiving team passes it at least four times.
8th - 12th Physical Education 16 Views 18 Downloads
Celebrating Halloween With the Purple People Eaters
Get youngsters moving by teaching them some basic dance moves. This dance can be done in a circle, a line, or scattered around the gym. There are four movement combinations that are taught to the song "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley. Steps are written out and of course you can adapt any of this to meet the needs of your class.
K - 4th Physical Education 7 Views 13 Downloads
Here's a 32-count, get-up-and-move line dance done to "A Girl Like Me" by Rihanna. Move left, move right, step kick, clap, pivot and turn. These are some of the moves in this line dance. Make adjustment according to what you learners can do.
4th - 9th Physical Education 3 Views 0 Downloads
Using Rhythm to Teach Patterns and Directions
Introduce young learners to line dancing. Here are some simple movement patterns to teach them. First teach, repeat, and repeat again without music. Then when they have a pretty good grasp of the movement patterns, add music and practice some more.
K - 4th Physical Education 11 Views 22 Downloads