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 and Music Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach everyone how to work together in both physical education and music activities. Parents and their children are shown a presentation that highlights the philosophy of cooperation. They apply these concepts to their physical education...
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Physical Education Word of the Week

For Teachers K - 5th
Practice physical education vocabulary in your classroom. Working with language arts teachers, learners use dictionary skills to define and explain a word dealing with a concept in physical education. They also complete a task and have...
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Nutrition and Physical Education Activities in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
You can promote health and wellness using nutrition activities and lessons. With physical education activities and suggestions about snack times, you can help impvove the habits of the youngsters under your charge. 
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Physical Education: Mission Possible

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in a physical education activity, Mission Possible, where they attempt to steal a jug of jewels. They must successfully overcome five challenge areas to complete the activity. Students develop cooperative...
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Physical Education Lesson Plan: Fortune Cookies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars investigate movement.  In this physical education lesson, students select a "fortune cookie" made from crumpled paper and read the directions inside.  Young scholars perform locomotor skills by following the oral...
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Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer has nine lessons to follow this one. These lessons focus on skills and social issues related to the sport of soccer. The skills lessons seem to be assume that the learners already have some basic...
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Physical Education Bulletin Board/Poster Display

For Teachers K - 3rd
Investigate physical education and sports throughout the years. Third graders view primary source prints and photographs and analyze what they see. Then, they compare different types of physical education programs and sports. The final...
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Physical Education Deal or No Deal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Divide your class into teams to play Deal or No Deal relating to physical education topics. Learners share a variety of activities that contribute to physical fitness as they play this game. This is a motivating activity for your class....
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Adapted Physical Education: Track and Field

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here you'll find a list of ideas and activity descriptions for hosting an adaptive physical education or special olympics event. It includes the setting, rules, and pointers for over 10 different track and field activities.
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Adapted Physical Education

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Looking for information about how to adapt physical education for learners with special needs? Check out this packet that provides information about general adaptations, as well as appropriate approaches and activities for children with...
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Intermediate PE Activity-Walk Across the USA

For Teachers K - 12th
Students, in teams, in physical education classes, attempt to collectively "walk across America." They measure a mile of walking distance at their school and then track how many they walk. They trace the miles on an actual map,...
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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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Essay: The Importance of Physical Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Originally designed for a physical education classroom, this lesson plan asks learners to argue for their school to keep their PE class during budget cuts. Whether your school is facing this challenge or not, it does pose a great...
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Integrating the Nintendo Wii in Adaptive Physical Education

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Bring gaming into the classroom as part of a physical education lesson. Learners with disabilities participate in various physical activities using the Nintendo Wii. They use the video game system not only to play different sports, but...
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More Physical Education in 2002 #152

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Challenge your class with this problem-solving experience. Learners design a way to add more periods of physical education in the school week without building more gyms. Then, fifth and sixth graders make a list of ideas and choose one....
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Physical Education: Video Snapshots

For Teachers K - 5th
Physical education classes share the skills they have explored using photographs and videos. The projects can be filled with teacher-made films of learners engaged in different activities. Each picture or video should include a caption...
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Nine Court Basketball-Physical Education Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this instructional activity, Nine Court Basketball, students experiment with different basketball skills. Students practice guarding, dribbling, passing, and shooting with the basketball. Students gain an understanding of basic...
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Adapted Physical Education: Softball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Review adaptive physical education suggestions and standards for coaching the fundamentals of softball: base running, throwing, fielding, and hitting (batting). This outline provides ideas and progressions for developing softball skills,...
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Sportsmanship Rap Songs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using this creative lesson 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 assessment...
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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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Tennis Ball Can Relay

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice throwing abilities by having your students participate in a tennis ball race activity. In this physical education instructional activity, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and...
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Ball Attack

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students demonstrate how to throw balls. For this physical education lesson, students throw a ball into a barrel. Students work in teams to earn points.
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Quick and easy PE games

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students praactice flexibility, endurance and training. They participate in physical education games such as hockey, "GOAL Bats" and basketball skills training.
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Physical Education Lesson Template

For Teachers 1st - 12th
This template is a one-page layout for a physical education lesson that includes space for basic planning. It includes space to plan general outcomes, a warm-up activity, teaching strategies, and a closing cool down.
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Cross (Curricular) Fit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get up and move with a set of cross-curricular activities designed for math, social studies, or science classes. Each physical education exercise is paired with a concept from a different discipline, including the geography of the Mali...
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Crab Soccer and the Navigator

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A typical physical education crab soccer game just for the fun of it. Included are several ideas for accomodations and modifications.
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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 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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Physical Education Word Search

For Students 4th - 6th
This worksheet provides 10 physical education-related words to locate in the word search puzzle. It does not include definitions, but an answer key is available.
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Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble. 
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Physical Education Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Get active by dribbling a ball. Begin with a game of banana bunch and high five beanbag grab. Then, practice dribbling a ball, and identifying the part of the hand with which your active learners dribble. Finally, conclude with a game of...
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Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 8

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Lesson eight in this soccer series is all about finishing, or rather, scoring. That’s the goal of the game! Start out by watching some highlights of goals scored by men’s professional soccer players. Exciting! Then get the class going on...
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Let's Play British Bulldogs!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Play a wonderful, easy-to-set up, outdoor PE game that causes kids to get a daily dose of exercise!
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Rainy Day Physical Education

For Teachers K - 12th
Out of ideas for what to do with your PE class on a rainy day? Look no further, as this document has over 50 great ideas for indoor activities! Each activity is clearly explained, is engaging, and will give your youngsters a much-needed...
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Tag: Everyone is it!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students play a game of tag in which every student is "it." In this physical education lesson, students participate in a game of tag in which they are all "it." Students perform jumping jacks after they are tagged.
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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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Direction in Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars discover the movements possible in their own body by performing dances in class.  In this physical education lesson, students define several key terms related to dancing which will help them follow instructions.  Young...
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Integrating the Craft of Writing into Physical Education

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Incorporate writing into your physical education class. In groups, learners unscramble a list of words related to exercise and use them in their journal writings. Using their name, they write one word related to physical activity that...
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Bow and Arrow - physical education

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students practice archery. In this archery instructional activity, students see how to shoot the bow and hit a target. They attempt to hit balloons that are attached to a target.  
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Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is the 2nd of 10 lessons on soccer. These lessons not only focus on skills but also on some of the social issues regarding the sport. The skills lessons seem to be created around the premise that the youngsters already have some...
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Physical Education for Pupils with Autism

For Teachers K - 12th
Teachers will find this resource helpful in addressing sensory issues and communication (visual and verbal) when it comes to implementing a good quality PE experience for those with an autistic spectrum disorder. The resource provides...
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Spice Up Physical Education During the School Day!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Although kids love Steal the Bacon and Kickball, isn’t it time for something new?
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PE Games Skills Picture Posters

For Teachers K - 8th
If it's time for your young learners to get their bodies moving, whether it's for PE class, a body break, or just a nice day for play time, use these posters to illustrate what types of movements they can perform. There are 22 different...
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Oh Panther

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students play a game that replicates the balance of prey and predators in an ecosystem. In this physical education lesson, students follow the instructions to play "Oh Panther!" Students collect data regarding the game and discuss the...
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Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE instructional activity for throwing and batting? Here's a instructional activity based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball.  The rules are...
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Physical Education Survey

For Students 6th - 8th
An interesting survey asks middle schoolers about their impressions of P.E. class. Learners answer sixteen questions, such as: "How do you usually feel about going to P.E.?"
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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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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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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. 
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.   
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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 is for students to calculate their average daily step counts and physical activity time. 
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Field Hunters

For Teachers K - 6th
Warm up a physical education class with a game of Field Hunters. Participants scour a field to collect as many objects as they can in a limited amount of time. 
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The Video Camera Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Implement a fun game at the start of your next physical education class to warm-up the class' bodies. Call out video-editing terms to signal a particular tasks such as walking, running, jumping and more!   
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Designing your gym class

For Teachers K - 5th
Get the scoop on designing your own gym class with a lesson plan 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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Team Sports Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars discover team work by participating in sports activities with classmates.  In this physical education lesson, students compete in different activities in small groups.  Young scholars discuss ways to increase their level...
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Internet Research in Physical Education

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students take an active role for their own exploration. They are given the tools that enable them to find information about a specific topic on their own. Students choose from the different units that they have studied at the time:...
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Physical Education Recipes for Success

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners apply math skills to actual situations they may use.
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Special Olympics Young Athletes Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 3rd
From bunny hops and bridges to bean bag tosses and big ball catches, your activity toolkit will be overflowing with great new ideas for adaptive physical education!
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Shoot the Bacon!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Delight your young athletes by leading this fun twist on a classic blacktop PE game.
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Physical Education Lesson: Winter Station Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experience and participate in a variety of four winter station games. They assess the winter stations of Get the Candy Cane, What is in Your Stocking, Jingle Bell Basketball and Candy Cane Lane. Each student also experiences a...
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Self and General Space in Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore the different themes and strategies of dancing by performing in class.  In this physical education lesson plan, students practice moving specific joints and muscles as they train to perform a dance.  Students perform a...
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Dance and Math

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine human body movements by measuring the choreography of a dance.  In this physical education lesson plan, 2nd graders participate in a creative dance which is based on specific movements of each limb, which students...
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Physical Education Activity Log

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Encourage healthy lifestyles outside of school by having your class members complete an activity log. Pupils will track a physical activity they perform each day and its duration, and then have a parent verify the activities by...
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Physical Education Requirements Planner

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Help your young learners develop the important skill of scheduling out time throughout the week to dedicate to movement and activity. They will begin using this log by setting a goal for the activities they would like to perform each day...
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Dribbling a Ball With a Hand

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify physical education by participating in a sports activity. In this dribbling lesson, students discuss how basketball players move the ball without holding it and define the action as dribbling. Students participate in a...
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Gymnastics Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the importance of having a healthy body by performing gymnastics.  In this physical education lesson, students utilize their flexibility and body strength to perform intense physical gymnastic maneuvers with the help...
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Relay Races: Fun for Everybody!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students collaborate as teams in relay races. In this physical education lesson, students learn the basic rules for running a relay race and the different directions they have to follow to complete the race.
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Physical Education Meets Geometry

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create geometric shapes with a jump rope. In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, students review the different shapes while getting some physical activity.
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Throwing- Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Teach your young players the basic fundamentals of throwing overhand. Fundamental skills like these can be applied to throwing a baseball, softball, or football Show them proper foot position, weight distribution, and arm position....
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Mission Nutrition: Fitness Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Identify obstacles in your middle schoolers' life that prevent them from having physical activity.  They will design a fitness program to offer other people that can allow them to get fit and have fun.  Then they will discuss with their...
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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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Marathon Challenge by PBS

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This...
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Review of Skills as Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children...
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A Few Quick And Easy Pe Games

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students participate in a few quick and easy PE games for the non-athletic teacher. All students can participate. They play hockey or a variety of basketball games such as whole class, sidelines, knockout or around the world.
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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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Exercise and Water

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover the needs of their body by trying different types of aerobic exercise.  In this physical education instructional activity, 2nd graders analyze The Busy Body Book by glancing at the pictures inside and predicting...
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Open Letter to the President: Physics Education

For Students 9th - 12th
Does something seem missing from your Physics class? Is it ... excitement? Current physics topics? The latest discoveries? The video explains some of the "gaps" in most physics curricula throughout the United States. Scholars learn to go...
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Physical Education Banner

For Teachers K - 4th
Bring life and color to your PE class with an attractive banner illustrating children performing a wide variety of sport movements. Print the resource and hang it in a school gymnasium, or post on a bulletin board for a fun way to share...
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Physical Education Fitness Tests

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students participate in fitness testing. In this personal fitness instructional activity, students participate in ability, flexibility, strength, and speed testing activities.
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Spanish Mat Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students demonstrate their knowledge of Spanish numbers while using various locomotor movements in a physical education game.
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Striking

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students develop their gross motor skills. In this physical education lesson, students develop their cooperative skills as well as their ball-striking skills.
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PE Activity: Sneaker Reminder

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this PE lesson idea worksheet, teachers download a handout/letter for pupils to help them be prepared for PE. Worksheet includes links to other PE activities.
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Calculating Stride Length

For Teachers 4th - 12th
How many steps does one take to walk a mile? The number of steps one walks in a mile would definitely depend on the length of his stride. Shorter people may take shorter strides, and taller people may take longer strides. This activity...
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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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Physical Education

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this literature worksheet, students look at the physical activity pyramid and practice doing some activities listed for at least 10 minutes at a time. Then they respond to the six questions that follow the pyramid.
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Physical Education/Jumping Rope

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners are able to individually perform non-locomotor stretches with and without a jump rope. They demonstrate the following locomotor jumping skills while jumping rope. They jump on one foot, alternating feet, and two feet.
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Family and Physical Education Nights

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, in grade levels, perform a program of events that they have participated in throughout the year. Each grade level has their own night and extra nights are arranged for family nights. They then are asked to teach their parents...
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Senior Project for Physical Education

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders demonstrate awareness of fitness concepts and develop an individual fitness program for their exercise room in their homes. They design and analyze chosen activities and decide which one should be included in their...
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Physical Education - Gallop

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice galloping. In this gross motor skills lesson, students review how to jump and hop using a jump-rope and hopscotch. The teacher shows the steps to gallop and they hold a noodle and pretend as if they are riding a horse. 
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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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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education lesson, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to participate in...
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100 Balls

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students perform locomotor skills such as throwing balls while counting up to 100. In this 100th day of school physical education lesson, the students play a Hungry, Hungry Hippos game to perform the throwing technique. There are several...
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Recovery

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This presentation covers an extensive range of terms related to proper fitness recovery! Slides review such concepts as active recovery, aids to recovery, importance of hydration and diet, useful acronyms to address injuries, sports...
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Hopi Running

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify why the Hopi tribe practiced running as it relates to health, delivering messages, defeating other tribes, and for ceremonial events. In this social studies lesson plan, students use maps to identify latitude and...
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Health Related Fitness Portfolio

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students develop and implement a fitness station. Students base their exercise stations upon flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. They complete a health related fitness portfolio. Students design and take a fitness survey.
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Do More, Do Enough, Do Less

For Students 3rd - 8th
This physical education worksheet provides a 3-day chart to schedule 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It also includes notecards with different activities to sort into categories: do more, do enough, do less.
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What Factors Affect Exercise Habits?

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners investigate poor health habits by identifying their own exercise habits.  In this physical education instructional activity, pupilsdiscuss specific pressures and situations that lead them to make poor exercise decisions at home....
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Sheep and Wolves

For Teachers K - 5th
Students release energy in a quick game of "Sheep and Wolves."
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Making Logic Out of Madness

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders organize and interpret data from a student health program.  In this physical education instructional activity, 10th graders use a body composition analyzer over 8 weeks to determine the validity of a student health...
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Skill Related Fitness

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Six different types of fitness skills are studied in this physical education lesson plan. Pupils learn about agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, speed, and power. Additionally, a good fitness workout plan is outlined: setting...
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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: Human Foosball

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders play "human foosball" to discover how to use positive statements instead of negative ones inn game situations. By using "booster statements," they foster teamwork while building self confidence. After completing the game...
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Cone Baseball

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a game to improve fielding and hitting skills. For this physical education lesson, students play t-ball and practice the correct form for catching and hitting the ball.
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Motor Skills and Movement Patterns

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the human body by participating in physical activities. In this physical education lesson, students demonstrate their physical prowess and motor skills by performing tasks such as climbing and rope tying. Students...
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Physical Interdisciplinary Activity

For Teachers K
Students discover directions and their motor skills by participating in a physical education activity.  In this direction following lesson, students are asked to perform certain physical actions all at once and with the teacher's...
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Pirates

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore physical education by participating in a defensive sports activity. For this pirates lesson, 6th graders discuss how pirates in the past have operated and compare fact vs. fiction. Students utilize basketballs and...
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Jordan's Lucky Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore physical education by reading a book in class. For this soccer lesson, students read the book Jordan's Lucky Day and identify the main character and his love for the sport of soccer. Students answer study questions and...
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Soccer Golf

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students practice kicking skills. In this soccer physical education instructional activity, students play a game in which they take turns kicking a ball with team mates in an attempt to get the ball into a hoola hoop. Students tally...
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Let's Play Outside!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Here are 14 games for you to bring to summer camp, a neighborhood gathering, or a birthday party!
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Opening Day - Lesson 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Here are a few good activities to do for the first or second day of a physical education class. The activities are designed for the class to get acquainted and to build community. The activities come from Adventure Curriculum Physical...
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Physical Education Pre-Assessment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners assess what they think and do during PE class by filling out an assessment form.
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Physical Education Pre-Assessment (K-2)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students assess what they think and do during PE class by filling out an assessment form.
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A Day of Thanks

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a collection of lessons, printables, and other resources for teaching about Thanksgiving in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. The activities address skills in both social studies and language arts,...
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Physical Education: Tag - You're Wet!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students play a version of water tag under close adult supervision. In waist high water, several students are "it" and the remaining class members have to get to the other side of the pool without being tagged. The first student to...
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Physical Education

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice different ways of walking. They walk in straight lines, circles, in step with partners and as relays.
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Dodgeball Variations

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Dodgeball has been beloved by schoolchildren for many years, but who would have thought there could be so many variations for this exciting and physically active game? Mix it up in your PE class and keep the adventure going with over 30...
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Switch, Change, Rotate

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Switch, change, rotate! Players are in groups of three scattered around the playing area. Switch means the lead and back players change positions. Change means the entire group turns and goes in the opposite direction. Rotate means the...
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Hula Hoopla!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Hop, skip, jump, and roll! Hula hoops have a way of putting fun in motion. Young children interact in a variety of games involving small and large hula hoops. They will develop their motor skills and eye-hand coordination while playing...
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Aerobic/Anaerobic Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Both aerobic and anerobic respiration are introduced in this succinct PowerPoint. The chemical equations for both are included. The last slides give instructions for a lab activity in which pupils use a gas sensor to measure the...
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Basic Moves in Volleyball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learn how to properly execute basic volleyball moves: bump, set, spike, overhand serve, and underhand serve. A student demonstrates each move with subtitles. Note: There is no audio.
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Five Ways to Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Push-ups, crunches, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and planks are five easy ways to exercise without having to leave the room. These are great exercises to get your students moving on a rainy day inside.
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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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What Happens to Our Hearts When We Are Active?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discover the benefits of a healthy heart through exercise.  In this physical education lesson, students participate in a few physical activities in order to get their hearts beating faster.  Students examine a visual image of an...
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Stretch for Wellness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the human body by participating in physical education exercises. In this body stretching activity, students discuss the easiest way to injury a body and identify certain stretches that increase flexibility and limit...
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Wipeout (Dancing Legs) Tag

For Teachers K - 12th
Students participate in physical education activities such as dancing or completing stationary swimming movements. They perform various actions to specified instruments such as guitars and drums. Students attempt to stay away from...
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Sack Relay Race

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students race each other while their legs are bound in a giant sack. In this physical education lesson, students step into giant sacks and hop back and forth in a relay race, tagging the next member until they are finished.
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The Blob- Tag Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a tag game called "The Blob." In this physical education lesson, students select a peer to be "it" and tag someone. When a person it tagged, he joins the person who is "it" by holding hands. The students...
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Engineering in Sports

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore physical education by completing a quiz in class. In this engineering lesson, students identify different ways engineering has made sports safer such as stronger padding and helmets, stronger equipment and smarter...
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Mummy Ball

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students practice their hand and eye coordination in a ball throwing activity.  In this physical education lesson plan, students participate in a game where they sit in a circle and throw to each other only once until everyone has had a...
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a running/concentration game on teams and learn the expectations of physical education class. This is a great first day of the year physical education lesson.
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Nature Scavenger Hunt with Pedometers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students integrate the study of plants/soil/rocks within a physical education classroom.
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Scooter Ships

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore simple physics concepts such as push/pull, friction, and speed. In this physics/physical education lesson, students work in co-operative groups to "build" a spaceship out of scooters and folded mats. Teams experiment...
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Heart Rate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students move through a variety of locomotor skills at different paces to see how they affect their heart rate. In this health, human body, and physical activity lesson plan, students measure their heart rate and discuss health. A...
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Sponge Bob Day!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore and practice a variety of motor skills. In this physical education movement instructional activity, students rotate between 6 stations. Each station provides a Sponge Bob related activity which requires the children to...
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Raid the Food Pantry

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the food groups represented on the food pyramid. In this nutrition and physical education lesson, students participate in a game in which teams try to grab a play food object designated by the teacher and return it to...
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Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports

For Students 5th - 7th
For this math, science, and physical education worksheet, students brainstorm and study about the muscles that are used while participating in different Olympic sports. They color the muscle groups of the body by follow the directions...
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6-8: Shooting for Archery Trivia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore archery. In this archery physical education lesson, students identify the parts of a bow and arrow, practice using a bow and arrow, and play several related  games that review archery skills and safety rules.
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Balls & Hoops : Fun with Balls and Tubes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students race to keep these balls rolling. In this early childhood physical education lesson, students experiment with cause and effect as they work with different heights of cardboard tubes.
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Forearm Pass/Setting

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Here is a beautifully designed volleyball lesson plan on the forearm pass/bump and overhead pass/set. It includes a detailed multimedia presentation and set of instructional guidelines, skill cues, and lists of strategies for...
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Frisbee Horseshoes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students follow directions and practice the skill of throwing a Frisbee toward a target. They then play a Frisbee game and practice working as a team while keeping score on their own.
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Pairs Activities

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students work in pairs in order to strengthen hand and eye coordination to play soccer. They try to keep the ball in the air for as long as possible. They work for together for the time span of three minutes. Then players compete against...
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Olympic Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
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Classroom Olympics

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a an awesome, 17-page lesson plan on a simulated Olympic Games for your young athletes. After learning about the history of the Olympics, the whole class takes part in events such as The Cotton Ball Shot Put, The Paper Plate...
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Olympic Mascots - and Mash-Ups

For Students 5th - 8th
The Learning Network has formulated a fill-in the blank activity to go along with the New York Times article "Olympic Mascots Inspire Imitations". While the topic is not entirely about physical education, this article could be used for...
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Your Amazing Body

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Why is it important to keep your body healthy? Watch this video and learn how! It focuses on exercise, muscles, bones, and proper nutrients. This is a great video to watch before your next physical education activity.
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Visual Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students interpret and name the vocabulary termed acted out by the mime. In this science/language arts/physical education lesson, students are given a set of vocabulary terms to discuss within their group. Next, students place all...
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Uniforms Then and Now

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students determine why uniforms are needed for physical education classes. In this physical education lesson, students compare photographs of how students dressed for physical education classes in the past with today.
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Get Moving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this physical education worksheet, pupils study a triangular chart concerning activities necessary to stay physically fit. Then, they answer four questions about each activity. Next, students answer questions about a current event. ...
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Bean Bag Challenge

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the human body by participating in a physical education activity. For this bean bag lesson, students identify the hand eye coordination skills necessary to throw and catch a bean bag with a partner. Students throw,...
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PE on Parade

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars showcase what they are doing in physical education classes. They volunteer to participate in this activity and perform activities that they do every day in their PE classes. They demonstrate their skills in a one...
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Active Lifestyles Today and Yesterday

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students utilize photographs to investigate the history of physical activities.  In this physical education activity, students examine historic photographs in a PowerPoint slide show of men and women exercising.  Students compare and...
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Body Parts

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify the different parts of their body. In this physical education instructional activity, 2nd graders participate in an activity that makes them follow teacher commands while maintaining body coordination. They...
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Elective P.E.

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners choose a group to work with and sign up. They then choose which physical education activities, and the length of time in each activity to increase the level of responsibility, participation and ownership in the middle school...
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Irish Dancing - The Siege of Ennis

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars practice Irish Dancing. In this physical education lesson, students dance with partners to the song "The Siege of Ennis".
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Sweat Heads

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students select a 'Sweat Head" at the end of the physical education class to represent the effort they believe they gave during class. The "Sweat Heads" are pictures of faces with either 100, 80, 50, or 30 written on them. Each "Head"...
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Walk a Mile in your Orbit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create an awareness of the distance between the planets and the complexity of the solar system through a model of an active solar system. they incorporate physical education and math with the ability to convert distances...
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British Warm-Up Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
British warm-up tag is a team dodgeball game. One ball, two teams. Run away from the person who has the ball in his hand to avoid being hit by the ball and eliminated from the game.  If you have the ball in your hands, you may not move...
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Double Tunnel Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Double tunnel tag is just the same as tunnel tag but the players are now with a partner. This poses it's own challenges when running around and trying to avoid being tagged. The only difference from tunnel tag is that when a player is...
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Bottle Bowling

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Bottle Bowling is the focus of the P.E. and math instructional activity. They use recycled materials such as plastic juice or soda bottles to play a game of bowling. Students set of the bottles for the game of bowling, and practice their...
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Nuke Walk

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Take a look at this cooperative learning activity. The goal of the activity is to transport nuclear waste (a cup of water) from point A to point B without spilling the toxic waste. There are several ideas given here for things to use to...
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Touchdown

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Touchdown is a tag game built around stealth and deception. One team is given a small object that fits inside the palm of a hand. Players start at one end of the field and try to get the hidden object across the field to the other...
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Problem Solving

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in completing various locomotor skills. In this physical education/literacy lesson, students explore the gym searching for Halloween items to return back to their "home". Additionally, students must be engaged in the...
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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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Walking & Running

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Here's a fun collection of activities for helping youngsters develop body awareness, walking and running skills, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and adaptive physical education skills such as following directions.
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Fantastic Flower

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a clever lesson on pollination of flowers for you. In it, learners study the anatomy of a flower, and play a game in which they simulate the process of pollination. This fine plan brings in elements of art, physical education,...
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Physical Education Pictionary

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to a variety of physical education games and activities. In groups, they participate in the different games identifying the equipment and defining new vocabulary. To end the activity, they play a game reviewing...
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Monster Fun Learning the Five Senses - Health / Physical Education Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to a story. While they're listening they hold up a picture that represents one of the five senses each time a character in the book refers to that sense.
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Physical Education: Hockey Push Shot

For Teachers K
Students practice hockey skills by striking balls with hockey sticks. Cues practiced include keeping their favorite hand on the bottom, keeping their eyes on the ball, and pushing the ball instead of swinging at it. As a closing...
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Enhancing Physical Performance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does it mean to be fit? Review the primary health and motor skill related components of fitness, from cardio-respiratory endurance to flexibility and anaerobic power. This is a good resource to refer back to throughout a physical...
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Train at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Keep your mind and body fit with a fun activity about the five food groups. After going over the functions of fruit, vegetables, grains, meats and beans, and dairy, as well as oils and fats, learners participate in a bean bag toss to...
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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
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Playground History

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the history of physical education by analyzing photographs.  In this physical education lesson, students view a slide-show demonstrating prior physical activities performed by the youth in previous times.  Students...
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Diet and Exercise Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore their physical abilities by participating in team sports.  In this physical education lesson, students collaborate in groups in one of several team sports before moving on to the next station.  Students discuss healthy...
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Sports and Exercise Activity

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders practice utilizing motor skills by participating in different sports activities.  In this physical education lesson, 8th graders participate in racquetball, shuttle cock, and baseball style activities in order to...
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore personal health by participating in a physical education activity. In this exercises lesson, students discuss their own exercise habits and identify how much is necessary to stay healthy. Students complete a worksheet...
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Hopping

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice hopping. In this physical education lesson, students discuss safety rules and respect for others while exercising. They practice how to hop and play Hop Freeze Tag. 
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Coordination and Flexibility

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice controlling their motion and reflexes by participating in different motor skill activities.  In this physical education lesson, students utilize bean bags and hula hoops to help create flexibility and coordination in...