Warming Up and Cooling Down Teacher Resources

Make pulled muscles a thing of the past with these warm up and cool down activities.
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Warm-up and Cool-down Activities

For Teachers K - 5th
What fun! Try out some of these PE warm-up and cool-down activities with your youngsters. Find several ideas written out along with tips to designing an effective warm-up or cool-down with elementary schoolers. 
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Warm Ups & Cool Downs for Children

For Teachers K - 5th
What makes an effective warm-up and cool-down activity? as well as tips for leading stretches. Find detailed activity plans, as well as tips for leading stretches, for elementary school, tag-based games (including one game called "Toilet...
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British Warm-Up Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
British warm-up tag is a team dodgeball game. One ball, two teams. Run away from the person who has the ball in his hand to avoid being hit by the ball and eliminated from the game.  If you have the ball in your hands, you may not move...
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Warming Up and Cooking Down

For Teachers 3rd
Exercise and physical fitness are two very important life skills we need to share with our students. Students view warm-up exercises, do warm-up exercises, and then make a list of activities that could be used as a suitable warm-up....
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Quick Warm Ups

For Teachers K - 6th
Here is a basic PE lesson that outlines ten different warm up games that you can utilize with your class to get them stretched out and ready for the primary activity. Some of these warm-ups could actually be used as a primary PE game for...
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PE Dance Skills Picture Posters

For Teachers K - 4th
Whether your youngsters are warming up their muscles or just in need of a body break, you can use these visual cues for movements they can perform as a group. These posters can be very useful if prompting actions during a song, or to...
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Static Stretches

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
These 10 static stretches are not presented in a lesson format but this resource can certainly be used to teach a lesson on static stretching. These stretches should definitely be used in a warm-up or cool-down activity. They focus on...
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Warming Up and Cooling Down

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students review and demonstrate proper warm-up and cool-down techniques. Students watch a video to remind them of proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, then brainstorm as many ways to do the exercises as possible. Students write about...
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Fitness Points

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are given an index card with a warm-up on it for them to complete when they enter the classroom. Individually, they are placed around the room in which they complete the warm-up and assigned a total point value. To end the...
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10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor Recess and PE

For Teachers K - 6th
Don't let the rain and snow put a damper on your PE lessons. This collection of indoor activities is a perfect way to keep students active regardless of the weather outside.
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Get Ready/Burns' Warm Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners participate in computer generated warm up activities. Working in small groups, they read the activity on the computer screen located at their station. Each group completes the activity in the allotted amount of time and moves on...
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Hip-Hop Warm Up Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students in a middle elementary physical education class participate in a warm-up activity in which they perform several hip-hop dance moves. They do the mountain climber, the coffee grinder, the seat spin, and others. They even come...
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High Five Dance Warm Up

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in a variety of warm ups. In groups, they form a circle and only perform their dance when their number is called. While completing their dance, they give each other high fives. To end the instructional activity, they...
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Get Ready/Burns' Warm Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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 directions,...
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Four Corners Locomotion

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in warm-up activities before physical education class. They read the activities from card that are set up in the four corners of the room.
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Four Corner Warm-Up

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars number themselves off and when the music starts #1 leads their favorite exercise 1NULL, then they lead their team into a lap around the gym. Once back to their respective cones #2 is the leader leading their favorite...
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Army and Navy

For Students 2nd - 8th
Youngsters follow commands in a warm-up game. When Army is shouted out, players run to one side of the gym. When they hear Navy, players run to the other side of the gym. If hit the deck is called out, the class lays on the floor, and...
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The Video Camera Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Implement a fun game at the start of your next physical education class to warm-up the class' bodies. Call out video-editing terms to signal a particular tasks such as walking, running, jumping and more!   
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Field Hunters

For Teachers K - 6th
Warm up a physical education class with a game of Field Hunters. Participants scour a field to collect as many objects as they can in a limited amount of time. 
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Medicine Ball Workout

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Here are 20 medicine ball exercises to work out the major muscle groups in the body. Included, are exercises that definitely work the core muscles, a few that work the arm muscles, and a few that work the leg muscles. While this is not...
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Innovative Warm-ups

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in a variety of warm-up activities in their physical education class. They shake, bend and stretch.
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Volleyball

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Before coaching or beginning your next PE unit on volleyball, take a look at this 30-lesson unit that offers instructional techniques for each lesson, as well as warm-up activities, set inductions, and suggested coaching refinements.
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Cranium Cool Down

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students cool down from physical activity and to reinforce the location of bones.
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ntegrated Warm Up - The Bridges of Portland

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students warm up in a fun and stimulating way. They demonstrate understanding of cues words from teacher by simulating bridges. They replace the flags on top of the Freemont bridge by jumping up, grabbing the flags, and saying "Whew!"...

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