Warm-up and Cool-down Activities

What fun! Try out some of these PE warm-up and cool-down activities with your youngsters. Find several ideas written out along with tips to designing an effective warm-up or cool-down with elementary schoolers. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Once you've tried a few of these and kids get the idea, challenge a student or group to come up with or lead the warm-up for the day
Pros

  • Most of these activities require little equipment, and what you will need you probably have
  • Incorporates a lot of creativity into each warm-up (i.e. kids are pretending they are in a car while you tell them to accelerate or decelerate)
Cons

  • None