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 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 instructional activity includes a link to Rwandan youth playing soccer in an open space.  Playing...
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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...