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Lucky Rock and Roll Fitness
Students, while listening to upbeat music playing in the background, are introduced to six different exercises: push ups, curl ups, jumping jacks, squat thrusts, windmills, and leg lifts. They participate in a game called Fitness Gamble.
3rd - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
Deal or No Deal
Students play a game based on the popular TV Show "Deal or no Deal." They have several envelopes labeled by their type of exercise such as "push-ups", "jumping jacks", "sit-ups, "mountain climbers", "jogging", etc. Students listen as the teacher plays the roll of the banker and offers a "deal" to a push-ups, deal or no deal?
4th - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Under the Bridge
Students move in general space using your chosen locomotor movement (i.e. walking, skipping, galloping, etc.) If tagged, students must place themselves in push up position, either on two hands and two feet with flat back and bottom on the floor.
3rd - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Writing: Show, Don't Tell: Pushing Up the Sky
In this writing skills instructional activity, learners read the story Pushing Up the Sky and use the graphic organizer to convert the telling statement into a descriptive showing statement. Students list examples of the details from the story.
8th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
First graders integrate math with an upper body movement exercise. Students practice the proper push-up position. The teacher spreads paper numbers in front of the students. (Begin with the numbers 1-9.) Students must "walk" in a push-up position to all of the numbers and re-arrange them in numerical order.
1st Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Rainy Day? P.E. Anyway!
If your PE class is faced with bad weather and must stay indoors, try one of these activities to keep them engaged and moving! Activities involve working in teams, identifying sports or parts of the body, coordination practice, and/or creative thinking.
K - 6th Physical Education 10 Views 6 Downloads
Personal Best Day
Personal best days are a fantastic way to get young learners excited and motivated to improve their fitness levels. This template will allow your class members to track curl-ups, push-ups, and a 9-minute lap run for five separate testing days, as well as to elaborate on what they would specifically like to improve.
2nd - 6th Physical Education 5 Views 1 Download
Wellness and the Benefits of Exercise
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
2nd Health 15 Views 44 Downloads
Unit on Dance
There are eight separate dances to learn in this dance unit. Here are a few that are on the list: the Macarena, the twist, the Electric Slide, and the Chicken Dance. The class is taught a variety of line dances in this unit, and then they select which dance they would like to perform as their unit test dance.
5th - 10th Physical Education 8 Views 68 Downloads
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 3
“A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.” Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson three of 20 focuses on cardiovascular exercise and activities that get that heart pumping. There are quite a few activities to do in relay fashion.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 3 Downloads
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 6
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”—Leo Tolstoy. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson six of 20 includes an activity that introduces the class to thinking about self-discipline. Not an easy task at any age!
3rd - 6th Physical Education 4 Views 3 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
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 5
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson five of 20 has a great team building activity in which a small group is given some supplies to build a tower, the tallest free-standing tower they can build.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 8 Views 12 Downloads
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 1
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”—Sam Ewing. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts activity one of 20 begins with a warm-up activity using a medicine ball to pass around as kids get to know each other’s names.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 7 Views 12 Downloads
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 7
"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways."—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson seven of 20 continues on with teaching the ingredients of self-discipline: self-control, motivation, persistence, and goals.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 4 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