Physical Education Teacher Resources
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Dancing With Glee
Slide right, slide left, knee, step, run, run, rolling, pivot, turn, shake those shoulders! These moves make up the 32-count dance to the tune of "Proud Mary" as performed by the cast from the TV show "Glee". Use the video to learn the steps before you teach it or use the video to do the teaching for you.
5th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 18 Downloads
Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Dance
Learn this 32-count line dance. There are four eight-counts that repeat throughout the song. The steps include walking forward, walking backward, pivots, grapevine, and some jumps. All in all this is a simple and quick dance to learn. Practice the steps and then put Michael Jackson's "Beat It" on and tear up that dance floor!
4th - 12th Physical Education 24 Views 29 Downloads
Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)
Oh, what a fun dance to learn! In this version of the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) which comes from Missouri State University, there are a lot of steps to learn along with finger snapping and hand clapping. While this is not the official version of the traditional dance, it is a fun and active dance to learn.
4th - 12th Physical Education 12 Views 39 Downloads
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Dance
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by teaching your class how to do an Irish jig. This type of dance is very fast. Break it all down and teach each section of the dance thoroughly. There are plenty of hops, kicks, toe touches, and stomps in this jig, so it will take some time to learn.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 23 Downloads
Mayim, Mayim - Israeli Folk Dance
Mayim, Mayim is an Israeli folk dance done to celebrate the discovery of water. The dance is done in a circle with everyone moving the same way at the same time. If your dancers are shy and do not want to hold hands then perhaps use scarves for them to hold.
3rd - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 8 Downloads
5,6,7,8 Line Dance
5,6,7,8 Line Dance is a very simple, but very fast-paced line dance. It is comprised of the grapvine steps, moving forward and backwards, moving diagonally, jumping, and clapping. There is a repeating section of the dance which calls for dancers to be creative and do their own thing.
4th - 11th Physical Education 13 Views 14 Downloads
Movin', Groovin', and Gettin' Strong
Children can do almost anything to music, so get them up and moving, working out and strengthening some major muscle groups. Using exercise bands provides some resistance, which makes the muscles work a little harder. With this lesson plan, young learners will just be moving around and grooving to the music; they will be getting stronger without even giving it a thought!
K - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 14 Downloads
Who doesn't like playing with a parachute? Get out the CD player, find "Behind the Clouds" by Brad Paisley, and get those youngsters moving. The movements in this dance are very basic: slide steps, walking, shaking, swaying, and skipping. Doing these simple moves with music and a parachute are definitely an equation for fun!
K - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 12 Downloads
Add-On Line Dancing
This dance activity is exactly what the title says it is: add-on line dancing! Each dancer creates an 8-count piece of a line dance. They can pull from anything they have learned so far. After individuals have choreographed their 8-count, they teach it to another dancer.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
Who Let the Dogs Out Tag/Dance
Learners get a stuffed animal (chicken, dog or rabbit). When the "Bunny Hop" music is playing, all students perform the dance. When "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays, the "dogs" chase (via walking) the chickens and rabbits. If tag
3rd - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 6 Downloads
Black History Stations
Students rotate between 6 activity stations and discover important facts about famous African Americans. Students find their heart rate, dribble, throw baseballs, jump hurdles and complete a long jump activity while becoming familiar with Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Willie Thrower, George Poage and Dehart Hubbard.
K - 2nd Physical Education 4 Views 14 Downloads
Raid the Food Pantry
Students explore the food groups represented on the food pyramid. For this nutrition and physical education lesson, students participate in a game in which teams try to grab a play food object designated by the teacher and return it to its proper category on an enlarged food pyramid.
1st - 2nd Health 5 Views 13 Downloads
Dr. Seuss Comes to the Gym
Students demonstrate different motor activities to honor Dr. Seuss's birthday. In this literacy-based physical education lesson plan, students perform group activities such as tumbling, jumping rope, throwing frisbees, and hopping. Each learning station is based on a book by Dr.
K - 2nd Language Arts 18 Views 77 Downloads
Different Than Me
Students view a video and role play with props the difficulties of having a disability. In this disabilities lesson, students are fitted with devices used by disabled people to understand the problems and frustration they face daily. Students complete a graphic organizer comparing two disabilities and a worksheet on a visit to a care center.
K - 3rd 21st Century Skills 31 Views 38 Downloads
Survivor Island Field Day
Students are given the opportunity to use the teamwork and leadership skills they learned in our cooperative learning unit in a real situation. They participate in relays, races, and rope challenges to showcase their ability to work with other student
K - 6th Physical Education 20 Views 65 Downloads
Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE lesson for throwing and batting? Here's a lesson based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball. The rules are included in the lesson plan and they help to define the set-up of the skill drills.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 50 Views 49 Downloads