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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Daily Activity Duffel Bags

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students in the first and second grade classroom takes home the D.A.D. bag. They look inside the bag and there is equipment designed for use with other family members. Students look inside a first grade bag and it contains short jump...
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Movement Sequences

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in balancing and locomotor rolls. They work with a partner to see if their actions are smooth. They collaboratively create a new sequence as partners using the learned actions.
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Harriet Tubman

For Teachers K - 4th
Students sing the song "Harriet Tubman" by Walter Robinson. In this African-American history lesson, students review code words that were used during the slave trade and listen to the song "Harriet Tubman". Students create movements to...
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Back to Back Listening

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students complete a communication to improve their communication and listening skills. In this communication lesson plan, students sit in chairs back to back. One student describes a picture and the other study tries to draw the picture.
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Christmas Fitness Adventure

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a fitness challenge over the holiday break. For this physical fitness lesson, students receive a worksheet to track their physical activity while they are away from school.
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Responsible Eating

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify healthy eating habits. In this nutrition lesson, students discuss the food pyramid and healthy food choices. Students track their daily food intake in a journal.
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To Smoke Or Not To Smoke

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students, in groups, analyze marketing strategies used by tobacco companies. They look for slogans, stereotypes, packaging etc. and consider how they might influence a person's decision to smoke or not to smoke.
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Hand Dribbling

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
student dribble their ball, each time trying to land the ball on the designated spot next to their foot. This introduce to them the idea of keeping the ball in their "foot pocket."
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Train Stops

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students review lesson skills, tagging, chasing, dodging, and fleeing. They give their best effort. They keep their eyes on target. They maintain control of tags. They remain aware of surrounding space.
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Levels and Animals

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a Jump Rope for Heart activity and practice different ways of jumping.
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Advanced Throw and Catch

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice their throwing and catching skills. They use scooters to practice improve their skills. Students practice rebounding the ball against the wall. They play dodgeball as a class.
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Pennsylvania Walkers Club

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in an school-wide walking club. Students choose a destination in Pennsylvania they would like to visit. After plotting the best way to get their using a map, the walk each day and record their distance in miles on...
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SPORTS HISTORY

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners research and analyze the development of sports in our country. Students interpret the events in histors that have been reflected in the sports and leisure activities selected as individuals and as a nation. Learners create their...
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Camels and Crabs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use muscular strength and endurance to participate in physical activities. They walk across the gym in a crab like position while balancing an object on their back. Students perform variations of the activity.
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Silly Soccer

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students get a better understanding of the idea of soccer and this game will make soccer seem easier. Two beach balls are used instead of soccer balls and the students may kick, head, or hit the ball with their hands to knock it on the...
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The Male Reproductive System

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students name the different parts of the male reproductive system. In this health science lesson, students research health issues affecting the male reproductive system. They create a presentation and share it to class.