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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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Track of Dreams

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't run from the resource—sprint to it. Using an engaging performance task, scholars consider a set of constraints on the creation of a track. Given several possible designs, they determine if the designs meet the constraints. If not,...
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PBS

Scale City — Similar Figures in the Real World

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Bat a perfect thousand when learning about math and baseball. Scholars view an informative video on Babe Ruth and the Louisville Slugger Museum. They answer several questions on batting averages and scale models using ratios and...
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Activity3:39
PBS

Scale City — Proportional Relationships in the Real World

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Strive to determine your stride. Scholars first view an informative video on the Kentucky Horse Park and the 28-feet stride of the Man o' War. They then work together in groups to find the length of their own strides by using the number...
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Lesson Plan
National Museum of Mathematics

Hands-On Data Analysis

For Teachers 6th Standards
Jump at the chance to use this resource. A kinesthetic activity has classmates jumping in several different ways (standing, single-step, and multiple-step jumps) to create handprints on poster paper taped to the wall. They measure the...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Right Triangle Sports

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who knew math could help with sports? An invigorating set of lessons encourages learners to apply right triangles in baseball, volleyball, hockey, football, and soccer. They use the Pythagorean Theorem, Pythagorean triples, special right...
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Performance
Radford University

Football Tackle Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Tackle a task on the gridiron. Scholars use geometric concepts to determine the distance on a coordinate plane that certain football players need to move for a play. They then design their own plays and create presentations where they...
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Performance
Radford University

Marking Starting Locations for the 400-Meter Dash Track and Field Event

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No fair! I had to run more than they did! Young mathematicians first measure various lengths on a school track. They develop strategies and show calculations to prove that all participants will run the same length using a staggered...
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Performance
Radford University

Basketball Math

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Shoot for a better knowledge of optimization strategies. During the first part of the task, scholars use given basketball shooting percentages for different players to predict the winner by examining systems of inequalities. For the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Twelve Days of Winter Break

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students earn extra credit, and maintain/increase their fitness levels during the winter break, by participating in and documenting prescribed daily activities.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Building Blocks for a Healthy Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students watch a video and discuss the benefits of regular exercise. They use books, Internet sites and interviews with health professionals to develop a list of activities to develop physical fitness.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Self Space

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate how to differentiate between self-space and general space of themselves and others.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Creating Fitness Goals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a fitness goal to include one of the following: muscle building, cardiovascular development or healthful diet. They utilize a daily calendar to record progress. They utilize the Internet to research proper ways to reach...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lifting Weights

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders identify components of physical fitness. They identify 4 advantages of lifting weights. They respect each other while training in the weight room and create their own weight lifting routine.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Line and Social Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students dance in order to learn social and recreational dances.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Promotion of Physical Activity (Bumper Sticker Project for Portfolio)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the importance of physical activity throughout their lives. Individually, they create their own bumper sticker making one statement about being physically active. To end the lesson, they put them into their...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Get Ready/Burns' Warm Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers in P.E. class organize into squads. Displayed on a computer screen are a given set of warm-up exercises. Each squad runs up, reads the directions, completes the warm-up and then runs back up to read another set of...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Assessing Motor And Physical Fitness Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students assess and challenge themselves in a wide variety of fitness and motor skill areas throughout the school year.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Recycle Games

For Teachers K - 12th
Students play a series of Recycle Games which provide great exercise while teaching about the importance of recycling. They participate in relay races and games that make use of recycled materials and other "trash."
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

On The Sidelines Non Participation In PE Worksheet

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students complete a worksheet if they are unable to participate in gym activities. Individually, they are given an assessment sheet and a writing utensil to complete the assignment. To end the lesson, they review their answers with an...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

8th Grade Special Needs P.E. Project

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders without a disability are encouraged to gain a new perspective about what it is like to have a physical disability. They experience various examples (blindfolding, soundproof ear protection, wheelchair, etc.) to begin to...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Best Practices

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are encouraged to do their best on the mile run portion of the fitness test. They also gain knowledge about fitness in other academic areas of the school too. In science, the class records resting pulse rates, in math, charts...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

PE Video Slide Show

For Teachers K - 6th
Students participate in various class activities and are captured on camera to show at various special times or events throughout the year. They choose a picture of a fitness testing for their first slide and add some music to it to...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Passport to the Word Field Day

For Teachers K - 6th
Students experience physical educational activities from various cultures. In this field day lesson, students participate in multi-cultural activities such as soccer and the Greek Torch Relay.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Halloween Carnival

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars, in order to participate in the carnival, dress out and participate in a Fitness Activity for the day, e.g., 2 minute jog, warm-up by stretching, etc.