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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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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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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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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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
Students 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.  Students...
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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 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...