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!

Showing 49 - 72 of 1,766 resources
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Survivors

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice locomotor skills. In this physical education lesson, students practice eight different skills - walk, run, leap, jump, hop, gallop, slide, and skip. They answer a social studies question and then complete the skill. 
Lesson Planet

Pedometer Challenge Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a pedometer challenge as part of their ongoing physical education program. They use the pedometers to measure the number of steps they take over a given amount of time. They are encouraged to set improvement goals.
Lesson Planet

Jump, Jump

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate physical education by reading a children's book. In this jump rope lesson, students read the book Jump, Jump and discuss their own physical activities and identify the characters, settings and plot. Students answer...
Lesson Planet

The Surf Carnival

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore physical education by reading a sports book. In this surfing lesson, students read the book The Surf Carnival and discuss the characters in the study and identify keys to being a good surfer. Students define vocabulary...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Motor Skills

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars practice motor skills.  In this gross motor skills physical education lesson, students observe the proper way to perform a variety of motor skills modeled by the teacher, then practice these skills using specific equipment...
Lesson Planet

Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Lesson three of this unit focuses on multiculturalism in soccer.  Begin class by showing video clips of soccer in other countries. This lesson includes a link to Rwandan youth playing soccer in an open space.  Playing soccer in third...
Lesson Planet

Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 4

For Teachers 6th - 12th
PE unit plan: soccer – has 10 lessons. These Lesson four of this soccer unit focuses on passing and receiving the ball. Learners will practice passing a soccer ball, first directly to a partner, and then progressively to open spaces...
Lesson Planet

Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is part five of 10 soccer lessons, this one focusing on passing and receiving. Open this session with a video of professional soccer players executing a beautiful give-and-go passing situation which leads to a score! It doesn’t get...
Lesson Planet

Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is the sixth in a 10-lesson series on soccer. It takes a look at the role of gender in the sport of soccer. In general, are boys’ sports and girls’ sports equal? Are men’s sports and women’s sports equal? Is there equality in...
Lesson Planet

Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 7

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Attack and defend are the focus for this lesson, seventh in a series of 10. It basically pulls some of the skills together that have already been taught and allows the players to practice their specific skills in a one-on-one situation.
Lesson Planet

Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 9

For Teachers 6th - 12th
By the ninth lesson in this soccer unit, learners have studied this sport from many angles. Here they consider the right to play. Take a look at how much money professional athletes earn. Is there a difference between how much men make...
Lesson Planet

Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 10

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The concluding lesson in this four-star series is World Cup day! Players come dressed in the colors of the country they are representing for the World Cup tournament. The rules for the mini-games in this tournament are modified to allow...
Lesson Planet

Skill Related Fitness

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Before beginning any physical education instruction, make sure your class members understand the most important skills related to fitness! Review the definition and application of such skills as coordination, agility, and balance, as...
Lesson Planet

Interdisciplinary Unit On Wellness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a portfolio throughout their middle school years on wellness. Students explore their awareness of the connections between health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences with particular emphasis on the areas...
Lesson Planet

Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Physical Education/Jumping Rope

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Jump rope! Jump with both feet. Jump on your left foot. Jump on your right foot. In pairs, count for your partner how many jumps they can do in a row. Do each type of jump three times. Take the data collected back to math class and find...
Lesson Planet

Words Review

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students complete a word ball game to improve their spelling and physical education skills. In this spelling instructional activity, students toss a ball and practice spelling words.
Lesson Planet

Rhythmic Movement Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice using their physical skills while performing physical activities.  In this physical education lesson, students participate in musical orchestrated dances with their classmates.  Students utilize a jump rope and musical...
Lesson Planet

Ask Me!

For Teachers K - 12th
Help your class share what they have learned in their physical education class using this resource. Learners complete a homework activity in which they perform a skill to help their parents understand what they have been learning in...
Lesson Planet

PE Word Wall

For Teachers K - 5th
Promote vocabulary, specifically the vocabulary of physical education. Learners of all ages can participate in putting words on the PE word wall. Use your creative imagination and see what you can come up with.
Lesson Planet

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...