Physical Education Teacher Resources
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Contra dance was brought to America by French Soldiers after the Revolutionary War. Contra dancing is done in lines, but with partners facing each other. Some moves one partner is moving forward while the other moves backwards. Some moves are mirrored.
4th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 3 Downloads
Teaching Locomotor Skills and Directions With a Circle Line Dance
Teach this circle line dance to focus on locomotor skills and directions. Which way is clockwise and which way is counter clockwise? The steps in this dance are very basic: grapevine, sliding, hopping, jumping. Put these steps together with directions: left, right, toward the center, backwards, clockwise, and counter clockwise.
K - 5th Physical Education 9 Views 15 Downloads
Scattered Square Dance
Take a good, square look at this introductory square dancing lesson. Each square dance move has what is termed a "call." Teach some beginning calls to your young dancers. They can be scattered around so that their focus is on learning and performing the call.
K - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 8 Downloads
100th Day of School
Young scholars participate in various motor skill activities while counting to 100. These activities are designed to go with the 100th day of school. They will complete various tasks such as jumping rope, tossing, running, and catching while counting verbally to 100.
K - 2nd Math 3 Views 43 Downloads
Jingle Bell Dance With the Crazy Frogs
Skater's Glide, Reindeer Stomps, Skiers, and Snow Shoe Marches are the four types of dance steps in this activity. Find the Crazy Frog version of "Jingle Bells" and teach these dance moves. There is a video included so take a look at it and learn the steps before teaching, or use the video to teach the dance steps to your class.
K - 4th Physical Education 3 Views 6 Downloads
Basic Waltz Steps
Learn the five basic waltz steps: box step, under arm turn, walt left box or waltz right box, hesitation step, and progressive waltz step. Teach a little about the history of the waltz and the countries from which it came: Germany and Austria.
6th - 12th Physical Education 4 Views 7 Downloads
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Take a look at this simple, easy line dance. Forward steps, backward steps, jumps, and grapevines. Shake arms, shake hands, and clap! Put this all together and dance to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Mariah Carey. A nice little holiday dance.
1st - 4th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Adventures of Mr. Toss
Students practice with the underhand toss in a fun culminating activity. First, 4-5 students make a circle. All circles should be close enough to the instructor to easily hear the story. Explain that each group be given an object to toss.
K - 2nd Physical Education 3 Views 7 Downloads
Winter Olympics Stations
Students experience various Winter Olympic sports in Physical Education class. In this Winter Olympics lesson, students participate in stations which represent the Olympic games. These representative stations include a biathlon, cross country skiing, speed skating, torch relay, and ski jump.
2nd - 5th Physical Education 8 Views 37 Downloads
Students demonstrate the skill of dribbling with stretching and cardio strengthening activities. In this dribbling lesson, the students use cones as boundaries to practice dribbling a basketball. During this lesson, a whistle is blown and students perform stretching and strengthening activities.
3rd - 5th Health 3 Views 10 Downloads
Deal or No Deal
Students participate in a P.E. game based on television show "Deal Or No Deal." Students are offered deals by the teacher to do a set amount of sit-ups, push-ups, jogging laps, or jumping jacks, and they either select the offer or the envelope with alternative amounts of exercise repetitions.
4th - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 4 Downloads
Noodle Stop Soccer
Students play a variation of Freeze Tag. Two students are selected to be noodle stoppers. Other students receive a soccer ball and place it along the goal line. They dribble their balls to the opposite goal and attempt to score. Noodle stoppers attempt to tag dribblers with their noodles.
3rd - 5th Health 3 Views 2 Downloads
Horsing around with Verbs
Students identify verbs in complete sentences. In this grammar and locomotor skill lesson, students rotate between ten stations, each with a designated sentence to be read. Students identify the action verb in the sentence and perform or "act out" the action described in each sentence.
1st - 3rd Health 12 Views 69 Downloads
Students classify foods as "healthy" or "unhealthy" and sort foods into appropriate food groups. In this nutrition/physical education lesson, students play a game in which throwing skills are practiced. Pictures of food are sorted into healthy foods thrown into a "mouth" and unhealthy foods collected by "healthy food police".
Pre-K - 1st Social Studies & History 12 Views 80 Downloads
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Students explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education instructional activity, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to participate in physical activities similar to the challenges Lewis and Clark may have faced.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads