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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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

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Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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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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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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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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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 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: 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 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 lesson for your class....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intermediate PE Activity-Walk Across the USA

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners, 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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE lesson for throwing and batting? Here's a lesson based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball.  The rules are included in the lesson plan and they...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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Direction in Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discover the movements possible in their own body by performing dances in class.  In this physical education instructional activity, students define several key terms related to dancing which will help them follow instructions....
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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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Nine Court Basketball-Physical Education Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this lesson, 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 basketball techniques...
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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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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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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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Ball Attack

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students demonstrate how to throw balls. In this physical education lesson, students throw a ball into a barrel. Students work in teams to earn points.
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Tennis Ball Can Relay

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice throwing abilities by having your learners participate in a tennis ball race activity. For this physical education lesson, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and perform a random...
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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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Appalachia: Physical Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers plan a family fitness outing. In this physical education instructional activity, students will research possible physical activities which might be completed by a family during a daily-long outing in the Appalachian...
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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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4 Corner Star Drill

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance practice or introduce a new drill to your volleyball team or physical education class by viewing this instructional video highlighting the 4 Corner Star drill.
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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, students practice moving specific joints and muscles as they train to perform a dance.  Students perform a dance...
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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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Skill Related Fitness

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Six different types of fitness skills are studied in this physical education instructional activity. Pupils learn about agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, speed, and power. Additionally, a good fitness workout plan is...
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Olympic Mascots - and Mash-Ups

For Students 5th - 8th
The Learning Network has formulated a fill-in the blank worksheet 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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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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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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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 Pictionary

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners 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 lesson, they play a game reviewing the...
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Tricky Tricky

For Teachers K - 6th
This activity will not only get your youngsters moving, but will also help them to develop focus and attention to detail! The game can be played both indoors and outdoors, and involves learners taking turns to decipher who is leading the...
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Speedball

For Teachers K - 6th
Review concepts at the end of the day with a quick game of speedball! The activity starts with learners seated on top of their desks who must then, after responding correctly to a review question, pass the ball around the classroom as...
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What Am I?

For Teachers K - 6th
Looking for a fun transition activity or game to play at the end of the day? Try a game that is very similar to charades but instead, every class member can play at once as performers! The activity also involves movement as a whole group...
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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 lesson, 2nd graders analyze The Busy Body Book by glancing at the pictures inside and predicting what the content...
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I See

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students play a form of the game "I Spy" with their teacher in their physical education class. They respond with a locomotor skill to a teacher command.
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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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Perfect Switch

For Teachers K - 6th
Time to switch up the seating arrangement in your class? Need to form random groups for an in-class activity or project? The object of this game involves class members switching seats precisely according to your directions and varying...
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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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Extension Activity Building a Healthy Classroom Community

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Workout buddies aren't just for adults! Learners discuss the benefits of 60 minutes of physical activity each day and generate ideas for how they can accomplish this by working toward a goal with friends.
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Outdoor Physical Activity Cards

For Teachers K - 8th
Have your youngsters shuffle their own set of these printable cards to determine what activity they will perform next! From passing objects with a partner or dribbling a soccer ball to jumping jacks or tossing a bean bag, these cards...
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Exercise

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
This is the perfect resource for helping youngsters understand the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. The lesson and its worksheets focus on brainstorming a variety of fitness activities, such as games you can play...
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Best of 3

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with a brief video that demonstrates the practice drill, in which two pairs go head-to-head to score the most points within three sets. 
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Yoga Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Get in touch with your chakra with a thorough set of lessons on teaching yoga. Complete with tips, adjustments, examples, and procedures, each lesson encourages learners to trust their bodies and build both emotional and physical strength.
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Cone Passing

For Students 6th - 12th
Accompany your volleyball lesson with a presentation of the cone passing drill using this brief video demonstration provided by a 14-and-under beach volleyball team. The Canadian team models active foot work and passing skills on one...
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Short Court

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with this video modeling a short court drill by a beach volleyball 14-and-under team in which two pairs stand in the right- and left-center positions and volley to their partner over the volleyball net. 
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Beach Tennis

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with a new drill called, "Beach Tennis". Like a game of tennis, doubles take the court, volley the ball back-and-forth until one side misses and a point is earned. 
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Dig and Chase

For Students 6th - 12th
Watch a volleyball team as they practice digging and chasing; two pairs of players are served the ball from a coach or teammate, and take turns volleying it ultimately over the net. 
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Two Person Digging Reps

For Students 6th - 12th
Don't let the ball hit the ground! Here, watch as two sets of players volley back and forth, making sure to get every pass before it hits the ground. 
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Peel Reps

For Students 6th - 12th
Give your volleyball lessons or practice a boost with a video showcasing peel repetition. Observe as a coach, or assistant, sets the ball for the players to peel in defense. 
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Pass and Attack

For Students 6th - 12th
Use the pass and attack drill in your next volleyball lesson! But first, watch the video, which demonstrates how volleyball players perform the practice activity. 
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Chase the Line

For Students 6th - 12th
Give your volleyball lessons a boost with a skills practice drill. View the video to learn how to follow the imaginary line at the back of the court to get those far hitting balls. 
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Listen to your Partner

For Students 6th - 12th
Listening to your partner is an important life skill, both on and off the volleyball court. During your next volleyball lesson, watch how one team practices the skill; demonstrated by rotating two pairs passing the ball back and forth,...
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Tennis Unit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Game, set, match! Teach young athletes the basics of tennis with a set of tennis lesson plans. Each plan focuses on a different stroke and guides instructors through the best way to teach, refine, and extend tennis lesson.
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PE Activity: Sneaker Reminder

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this PE lesson idea worksheet, teachers download a handout/letter for young scholars to help them be prepared for PE. Worksheet includes links to other PE activities.
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Amount Of Physical Activity In Physical Education

For Teachers Higher Ed
Teachers/Administrators analyze a seven-phase plan implemented to engage students in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Those phases include preclass activity, fitness lecture, skill development, integration game activity, and...
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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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Internet Research in Physical Education

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars 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...
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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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Physical Education/Jumping Rope

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars 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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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: 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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Get Moving- Reading a Diagram- Time for Kids

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this physical education worksheet, young scholars examine the Physical Activity Pyramid for Kids. They answer five short answer questions and participate in a family conversation about which activities they can do with their family.
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Motor Skills and Movement Patterns

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the human body by participating in physical activities. For 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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Field of Fun Day

For Teachers K - 6th
Students get to showcase many of the different activities taught during their year in physical education classes. They also get to perform some activities just for fun.Great end of the year activity.
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Scooter Scramble

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students engage in cooperative group challenges using a scooter. In this Physical Education scooter lesson, the students acquire the skills of working together and review scooter safety.
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Winter Olympics Stations

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students experience various Winter Olympic sports in Physical Education class. In this Winter Olympics lesson, students participate in stations which represent the Olympic games. These representative stations include a biathlon, cross...
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Pirates

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore physical education by participating in a defensive sports activity. In 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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Kidding Around Down Under

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After reading an article, "From an Alternate to a 'Miracle Kid' in a Flash," youngsters discuss the kind of commitment required for a teenager to become an Olympic athlete. A variety of activities is suggested, and the popular topic...
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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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Long Rope Jumping

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students participate in long rope jumping. In this physical education lesson, students use four cones and a long rope to complete several activities. One students has the role of a "turner" and their partner is the "jumper." Each...
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Jordan's Lucky Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore physical education by reading a book in class. In 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 lesson, 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 their scores on a...
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Following Instructions

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Use this simple plan to teach your physical education class how to make a jump shot in basketball. It includes an introduction, objectives, methods, and more!
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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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Interdisciplinary Unit On Wellness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars 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...
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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 Pre-Assessment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students 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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Bow and Arrow - physical education

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students practice archery. In this archery lesson, 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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Fitness Lesson Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
The best way to really learn something is to teach it! Using this worksheet as their guide, your class members will each create a 20-minute fitness lesson to teach to their peers. Lesson plan template calls for identification of the...
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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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Mummy Ball

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars practice their hand and eye coordination in a ball throwing activity.  For this physical education lesson, students participate in a game where they sit in a circle and throw to each other only once until everyone has had...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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Throwing- Intermediate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
An intermediate throwing lesson for elementary-aged learners that focuses on the approach to throwing a ball. The approach is important in that it gets the body ready to generate more power to throw a ball faster and farther. The...
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Sprinting for Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Teaching sprinting to beginners? Explain how form is important to speed, and good form helps to increase one's speed. Here are a few tips to teach some basic sprinting skills to your young runners: start on the balls of the feet, high...
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Footwork Doubles

For Students 6th - 12th
Accompany your volleyball's team practice or enhance a volleyball lesson's material with this video featuring a footwork drill.
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Lead Up Games

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students participate in lead up activities. In this physical education lesson plan, students practice lead up games. A rubric is included.
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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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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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Orienteering

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...
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Basketball Dribbling Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A gold mine of basketball dribbling drills! There are an assorted variety of drills here to keep those players busy. Some involve cooperation, some competition, but all of them are about practicing dribbling.
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Cardio Kickball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Fast, furious, and fun! An action packed kickball game that keeps everyone moving; that's why it's called cardio kickball. This game can be played inside a gym or outside on a field.
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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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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, students use maps to identify latitude and longitude...
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Visual Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars 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, young scholars...
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Get Moving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this physical education worksheet, students 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...
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Uniforms Through the Years

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers find pictures to represent twentieth century physical education uniforms. They discover reasons for dressing up for physical education and realize that uniforms change with culture and technology.
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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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PE on Parade

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners 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 minute...
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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 instructional activity, students participate in musical orchestrated dances with their classmates.  Students utilize a jump...
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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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Active Lifestyles Today and Yesterday

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students utilize photographs to investigate the history of physical activities.  In this physical education lesson, 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 lesson, 2nd graders participate in an activity that makes them follow teacher commands while maintaining body coordination. They identify and name...
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Bean Bag Challenge

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the human body by participating in a physical education activity. In 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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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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Elective P.E.

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars 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...
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Lose My Shadow

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in activities to help them learn to vary speed, change direction and dodge a partner when playing simple games. In this physical education lesson, bounce and catch a ball within a team game to learn how to alter...
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Movie Mania

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are involved in a day of fun and activity that linked back to what is taught in the physical education curriculum. They practice skills from their favorite sports movies. Ex: Angels in the outfield/Catching a baseball
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Sutton Jumpers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners perfect skills learned in physical education class and use those skills to create jump routines. The troupe then performs their routines for various local and state organizations. They agree to come to practice before school,...
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Irish Dancing - The Siege of Ennis

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice Irish Dancing. In this physical education lesson plan, students dance with partners to the song "The Siege of Ennis".
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Motor Skills

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students 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 set...
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Cone Baseball

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a game to improve fielding and hitting skills. In this physical education lesson plan, students play t-ball and practice the correct form for catching and hitting the ball.
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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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Shooting Baskets-Relay Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Students demonstrate how to shoot baskets during a relay race. In this physical education activity, students work in teams and shoot basketballs into the hoops as fast as they can. Each person must make one shot. The first team to finish...
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Walking Pathways

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students demonstrate walking in straight, curved, and zigzag pathways. In this physical education lesson, students demonstrate movements such as tapping their head and knees while walking on various pathways.
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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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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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Creativity and Tactics

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Athletes have to be creative and tactical when participating in a sports activity. All games with opponents require thought, planning, and change of plans. There is an ebb and flow in all sports. There is an opponent in front of a player...
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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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King and Queen of the Jewels

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play a game in physical education class. They try to steal "jewels" from the other students in order to become the new "King or Queen of the Jewels."
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Twist and Shout Stations

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students participate in three different physical education stations while Chubby Checker's song Twist and Shout plays. They pump up an empty bicycle tube at station 1, jump rope at station 2, and dance at station 3.
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Six Week Assessment Exam

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students demonstrate what they have learned about the concepts of catching a ball, dribbling a ball, and kicking a ball in physical education class.
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Bean Bag Tag

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students participate in a physical activity similar to rugby. In this physical education lesson, teams of students sit opposite of each other and race to retrieve a bean bag placed between the teams. Upon retrieving the bean bag, the...
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Balancing Act

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students demonstrate management skills specific to balance. In this physical education lesson students participate in activities with and without apparatus to improve balance. Students work at 8 stations to practice skills needed for...
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Team Handball Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the sport of handball. In this physical education lesson, students review the overhead pass and waist pass. Students also practice the bounce pass and dribbling.
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Hopping

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners 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
Learners 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...
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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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Jumping and Landing

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine primary sources of students jumping, or skipping rope. In this physical education instructional activity, 3rd graders compare activities from then and now. Additionally, students describe various scenes or scenarios...