Physical Education Teacher Resources

Looking for some creative ways to get your physical education students moving? Check out our teacher-curated resources that are sure to lead to inspiration—and perspiration!

Physical education teachers know that the difference between a successful and unsuccessful game or activity is organization. A straightforward lesson-planning template allows you to plan any lesson with equipment lists, duration, and context of the unit.

If you need to adapt your lesson, check out a resource for making adaptations for learners with special needs. A list of ideas for indoor games is perfect for those unexpected rainy days throughout the year.

Bring some fun to your physical education class with a dinosaur-themed dodgeball game, or an exciting game of mystery tag! Need more ideas? Take a look at a Lesson Planet article on healthy habits in the classroom, or scroll down for some more engaging ideas!

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Physical Education Lesson Plan - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Use the medicine ball to help young learners develop strength in the core muscle groups. The Russian twists develop oblique strength, push-ups develop triceps strength, sit-ups work on abdominal strength, and squats develop quadriceps...
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Physical Education Lesson Plan: Fortune Cookies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate movement.  In this physical education lesson, students select a "fortune cookie" made from crumpled paper and read the directions inside.  Students perform locomotor skills by following the oral directions given.
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Silent Ball

For Teachers K - 8th
Just as you've lined up the class to go to recess, it begins pouring rain and all chaos breaks loose. What do you do? It's time for silent ball! The rules include no talking, and you must catch the ball. If you talk, drop the ball, or...
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Calculating Baseline Step Counts and Activity Time

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The focus of this physical education lesson plan is for students to calculate their average daily step counts and physical activity time. 
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Sportsmanship Rap Songs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using this creative lesson plan idea, your class can explore music with a message. Upper elementary learners create their own rap song to express their feelings about physical education and sportsmanship. The resource includes an...
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PE Word Wall

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Increase your middle schoolers' physical education vocabulary and knowledge of the rules of different sports by posting on the word wall. You will have to do all the work and remember to laminate things, so you only have to do it once. A...
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Designing your gym class

For Teachers K - 5th
Get the scoop on designing your own gym class with a lesson written by a passionate physical education teacher who details their best practices from setting up the room, to the first day of class, to how to spend the teaching day. 
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Golf

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Are you starting a unit on golf in your physical education class? An outline for the entire unit includes daily lessons, warm-up activities, a quiz, and all the many basic aspects of playing a game of golf. Look through this resource and...
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Physical Education Demonstration Program

For Teachers K - 8th
Students demonstrate what they have learned in physical education class. In groups, they perform the different activities in front of teachers and parents. To end the lesson plan, they practice their creative movements and dance to...
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Physical Education Demonstration Night

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students and parents are introduced to the current practices in physical education. In groups, they examine activities for different aged children when it comes to physical activity. To end the lesson, they watch a video describing the...
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Quick Warm Ups

For Teachers K - 6th
Here is a basic PE lesson that outlines ten different warm up games that you can utilize with your class to get them stretched out and ready for the primary activity. Some of these warm-ups could actually be used as a primary PE game for...
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Physical Education: Jumping and Landing

For Teachers K
Students participate in a physical education activity designed to improve motor skills. Using hula hoops as lily pads, they frog jump in different directions. In a role-playing game, students imitate jumping away from snapping turtles...
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Confusing Compass

For Teachers K - 6th
This is a very simple PE game that can be performed indoors or outdoors, and will help your learners develop a sense of direction! If playing this game outdoors, identify north, south, east, and west, and consider varying the type of...
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Card War

For Teachers K - 6th
With only a deck of playing cards, you now have the opportunity to add a new game to your repertoire of PE activities! Your class members will be excited to play throughout the activity as they interact with their peers and attempt new...
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Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Don't fret next time a rainy day schedule is announced! Implement any of six physical activities designed for indoor P.E. Pupils walk, crawl, hop, tiptoe, march, dance, or skip their way through lively and developmentally...
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Opening Day Activities - 8th grade

For Teachers 8th
Getting to know each other is very important in any class, but especially in physical education where students are totally interacting, and objects come in to play. Learning to trust and respect each other as a team is vital. Start out...
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Opening Day Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Use these opening day activities for the first day of your physical education classes. Set the tone, get your class moving around, and have them talk to each other! There are a couple of activities to help you and your classes get started.
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Promoting Physical Activity with Pedometers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Promote fitness with pedometers! This is a great idea as there is immediate feedback and of course, pretty much everyone can walk! This PowerPoint is designed to promote a specific physical education program, but is well worth all the...
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How to Shoot a Basketball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Is it time to start your basketball unit in your physical education class? Introduce it with this video on how to shoot a basketball. Photos of NBA players and step-by-step instructions are provided.
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How to Set a Volleyball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Use this video to introduce your physical education students to the basics of volleyball. The student athletes in this video show viewers step-by-step instructions on how to set a volleyball.
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Training Within an Activity

For Teachers 6th - 10th
What better way to improve physical fitness and technique than by actually playing the sport? Discuss the advantages of training within an activity, and review examples of techniques and aspects of fitness that can be practiced through...
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Orange Olympics

For Teachers K
Stage an "Orange Olympics" in the gym while completing phonics work on the vowel "o" and learning about the Olympics. This interdisciplinary unit provides practice with the vowel sound for "o" while integrating a social studies unit on...
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Dance Sequences and Phrases

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A series of lessons about dance would be a great addition to your physical education class. Straightforward as well as creative, it teaches the basic skills of dance movement. A rubric helps guide the dancers to let them know what steps...
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Dancing Levels in Space

For Teachers K - 5th
Students practice mirroring human moves by performing a dance in class.  In this physical education lesson, students utilize different spaces around them to perform a dance expressing their full motion.  Students cooperate in pairs or...