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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"Voicing" - A Believable Account with "The Glory Fields" by Walter Dean Myers

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Dr. Seuss and Walter Dean Myers team up to cover the topic of prejudice. Using The Sneeches (about the culture clash between star-bellied and bare-bellied Sneetches) and The Glory Fields (about a boy coming to America on a slave ship),...
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Clean Your Room Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The class is divided into two teams. Each team is on one half of the gym. There are balls of all sorts, scattered around the floor in the gym. The object of the game is to have as few balls as possible on your half of the gym when the...
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Square Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Great lesson on teaching some of the basics of square dancing. Ten basic moves are listed and described. The descriptions of these square dance moves are clearly explained. There are several pictures to show what a few of these moves...
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Carbon Cycles!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Science learners go from station to station in a game modeling the stages of the carbon cycle. They discover that carbon can be found throughout Earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere. The game is played a second time, but now with the...
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What's My GPA?

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Here is an excellent, detailed one-page reference sheet to introduce students to what a grade point average (GPA) is and how to calculate their own. 
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Making Time for Collaboration

For Teachers K - 12th
Making time for collaboration, a key element in creating a professional learning community, is a challenge. Not only is the school's master schedule effected, but the schedules of families, community members, and even bus companies, are...
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Musical Movement Showcase

For Teachers K - 2nd
New ReviewYoung performing artists create a song or choreograph a dance to illustrate a theme in a text they are reading. Step-by-step directions are included.
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Velocity

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the concepts of velocity, acceleration, distance and football. They collect data on the velocity of a football and they determine the distance and height of a football when it is thrown. Students compare their findings...
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Handball/Speedball

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students participate in physical activities involving motor skills. They demonstrate the basic skills of handball such as dribbling, passing and shooting. They perform basketball and soccer activities.
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Ultimate Frisbee

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students play Ultimate Frisbee. In teams, students pass the Frisbee to their team members. Team members attempt to get the Frisbee to the end zone, while the opposite team attempts to intercept the Frisbee. The team who gets the...
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Solution-Hero

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze the decision-making skills. For this character education lesson, students read a comic book and identify the superhero. Students then analyze the types of decisions the character makes throughout the story and if the...
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Popcorn Nutrition

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read a snack nutrition chart and answer questions. They compare nutrition levels of snack foods. They correctly calculate differences in nutritional value.
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Build A Tree

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study the different parts of a tree and the significance of each part.  In this build a tree activity, students use role-playing theater to reinforce what they are learning. Young scholars use their imagination to become...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils define plate tectonics, and explain how the Himalaya Mountains were formed.
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Rock, Soil, or Water?

For Teachers K
Students participate in an activity in which they identify properties of water, soil and rocks. They work together to identify different types of rocks. They ask questions to complete the lesson.
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Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
From cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength to body composition, discover the primary components of fitness, as well as what factors affect them and examples of how we see these fitness components in sports today. While based on...
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Change the Beat

For Teachers K
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 10: Green Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Day 10: Green Day of a 10-lesson unit from Do Something, Inc is about bringing it altogether for a culminating activity. There are several ideas for this kind of activity, from planting a garden, to cleaning up space for an exercise...
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The Female Reproductive System

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research female reproductive issues. They create a presentation, in small groups, that focuses on one particular helath issue involving the female repro=ductive system.
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Do Something About… Eating Healthy - Vital Vitamins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The two-day "Vital Vitamins" lesson from Do Something, Inc. is all about vitamins. Learners pair up to research a specific vitamin. There are two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. They research and write an information card on...
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Celebrate Your Culture

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders share some special occasions/events observed by their families/neighborhoods, and special activities/traditions connected with the event. They identify their own culture's customs and those of others.
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Scream Run

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Get ready to have some fun and make some noise! Your youngsters will love getting to scream as loud as they want, but they have to run at the same time that they are screaming. There are a couple of other ideas that you could use to...
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Gymnastic Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students compete in a variety of games. In this gymnastic skills lesson, students play tag, participate in a challenge course, and practice gymnastics moves to increase physical fitness. 
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Volleyball

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners examine the fundamentals of volleyball including the safety rules. They examine the drills and stroke techniques used in the games. They work with partners and in teams to determine how to play a complete game of volleyball.