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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Tchoukball - Lesson 8 - Tournament

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Lesson 8 in this Tchoukball unit is not a lesson but a placeholder for tournament play. The players are in teams of three and play against their opponents in ten minute games. The teacher will be able to make some assessments as to...
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Stress Management

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are shown a stress management lesson using ROPES format. The lesson consist of Review: A pretest determining current stress levels. Overview: Discussion of goals and objectives of session. Presentation: Discussion of stress,...
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The President's Fitness Challenge

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify, from a chart, the distance from the standard depending on age, in the sit-ups portion of The Presidents Fitness Challenge. They will also be able to compare their personal findings with their classmates.
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Pairs Activities

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students work in pairs in order to strengthen hand and eye coordination to play soccer. They try to keep the ball in the air for as long as possible. They work for together for the time span of three minutes. Then players compete against...
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Catching a Rolling Ball

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here are a series of activities to practice catching a rolling ball. There are specific directions and cues that are being scaffolded in this PE instructional activity. The scaffolding will also allow for a check to see what the players...
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Throw A Tennis Ball Into The Service Court

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are engaged in the introductory skills of playing tennis and develop the ability to overhead serve. They practice serving a ball over the net without a return being made. This is done to work on technique and speed of serving...
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2 Ball Bop

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Use this creative activity to get your young athletes moving! Many baseball and softball coaches use this type of skill drill at practice. It improves hand-eye coordination and timing. If you are planning to use it in your PE class, use...
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Swimming

For Students 8th - 12th
This merit badge workbook for swimming provides a checklist of achievements necessary to secure this Boy Scout badge. It includes 10 potential health concerns related to swimming and asks about their prevention and treatment. This is a...
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How To Make A Snow Person

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Ask your class to visualize building a snowman. Then read How To Make A Snow Person. After completing several pre-writing activities, class members label a snowman with body parts and create a sequenced, how-to build a snowman book....
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Volleyball Pre-Assessment Quiz

For Students 5th - 10th
A quick pre-assessment before you class starts the Volleyball unit. There are some matching questions, a couple of fill-in-the-blanks, and a couple of short-answer questions covering basic knowledge of volleyball. An answer sheet is...
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SPORTS Lesson Plan: Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
After visiting websites about the Special Olympics, your class creates trading cards about people with disabilities and the adaptations that have been made for them in sports. 
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Orienteering Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
First, teach your class how to read a compass, and then do the scavenger hunt. This is rather a nice little activity to do. It can be done as part of a unit on orienteering or just for the fun of it as a stand-alone lesson.  The fun...
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Group Juggle

For Teachers 4th - 12th
New class? New group? Want to learn names of the participants? Play this name game using a multitude of different types of balls. The game follows a sequence which is described in the directions. Balls are tossed from player to player...
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Workout Exercises

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Teach your class the three types of workouts: endurance, strength, and power. Concurrently, this focuses on the four parts of a workout: goal, warm-up, workout, and cool down. Two great examples are provided.
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Cardinals vs. Rangers, Game 6

For Students 5th - 9th
So what happened in game 6 of the 2011 baseball World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers? Read this article and find out. A simple fill in the blank activity to use perhaps on a rainy day.
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When You're A Jet ...

For Students 5th - 9th
A short article from the Learning Network covering the trading of quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets. This is really just a time filler or something to do on a rainy day in your PE class.