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191 resources with the concept fitness

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Hourglass Relay

For Students 3rd - 8th
Have the class run continuously in the shape of an hourglass with the hourglass relay activity. Four lines stand in four opposite corners and run to respective lines making the shape of an hourglass. They high five the first person in...
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Card Suit Pickup

For Students 2nd - 8th
Calling all spades, diamonds, hearts, and clubs! Four teams compete against one another to collect all 52 cards in a deck. Each team lines up on one side of the gym, opposite of the deck of cards. Each team member takes turns running to...
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Classy Moves

For Students 2nd - 8th
Choose a leader to stand in the middle of a circle of students. The leader does any sort of move for 20 seconds, including tuck jumps, jumping jacks, silly dance moves, push-ups, burpees, etc. The rest of the class must mimic the leader...
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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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Jump Jump Fit

For Students 5th - 8th
Looking for cardio fitness to do with the class? Promote a little competition and positive cardio fitness. While one partner is jumping rope, the other partner is jumping from lily pad to lily pad, both keeping track of the number if...
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Fitness Musical Hoops

For Students 2nd - 8th
A new take on musical chairs! Pupils run, skip, jump, high knees, etc. around the perimeter of the gym, making sure not to cross through the middle, as music is being played. Then, when the music stops, children have to put their feet in...
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Four Corners

For Students 3rd - 8th
Five groups stand in four corners, with one group in the middle. When the coach says "go!" groups run across the gym to an open available cone before another group gets there. Groups do this all while holding hands, strategizing ahead of...
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Rock Paper Scissors War

For Students 2nd - 6th
A new way to play rock paper scissors is here! The team vs. team activity uses rock paper scissors and reaction timing to get pupils running and moving. Show the video to your class before allowing them to play, making sure to clarify...
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X-Circuit Fitness

For Students 5th - 8th
Get the class fit and have them participate in x-circuit fitness with six stations. Groups move from station to station in the correct directional path in two minutes completing each desired activity. Choose activities that are...
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Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble. 
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Natural Selection and the Bacterial Resistance

For Students 7th - 12th
Biological fitness involves the number of offspring you produce and is not dependent on working out. The video explains natural selection using cartoon graphics of frogs on a log. Then it introduces evolution through antibiotic resistant...
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Personal Physical Fitness Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Sticking to a physical fitness plan can be tricky. Support young athletes' personal fitness goals with a helpful and strategie lesson plan. They reflect on their daily habits through a pre-assessment and questionnaire, create short and...
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Silent Ball

For Teachers K - 8th
Just as you've lined up the class to go to recess, it begins pouring rain and all chaos breaks loose. What do you do? It's time for silent ball! The rules include no talking, and you must catch the ball. If you talk, drop the ball, or...
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Indoor Physical Activity Ideas for Kids!

For Teachers K - 8th
Rainy day schedule doesn't mean you can't stay fit! Use a collection of indoor physical activities during periods of inclement weather, substitute teaching days, or for those afternoons when your class just wants to move around!
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Train at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Keep your mind and body fit with a fun activity about the five food groups. After going over the functions of fruit, vegetables, grains, meats and beans, and dairy, as well as oils and fats, learners participate in a bean bag toss to...
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Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 8th
Health is more than measuring your blood pressure and eating nutritious foods. Eighth graders discuss the factors that play into an individual's health, including spirituality, social life and friendships, emotional stability, cognitive...
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Cross (Curricular) Fit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get up and move with a set of cross-curricular activities designed for math, social studies, or science classes. Each physical education exercise is paired with a concept from a different discipline, including the geography of the Mali...
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Tennis Unit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Game, set, match! Teach young athletes the basics of tennis with a set of tennis lesson plans. Each plan focuses on a different stroke and guides instructors through the best way to teach, refine, and extend tennis lesson.
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Yoga Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Get in touch with your chakra with a thorough set of lessons on teaching yoga. Complete with tips, adjustments, examples, and procedures, each lesson encourages learners to trust their bodies and build both emotional and physical strength.
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What Is a Calorie?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Learners discover how we measure a healthy energy budget for our bodies with this educational video from TED-Ed. It reviews not only the definition of a calorie, but also such concepts as basal metabolic rate and how to properly perceive...
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Extension Activity Building a Healthy Classroom Community

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Workout buddies aren't just for adults! Learners discuss the benefits of 60 minutes of physical activity each day and generate ideas for how they can accomplish this by working toward a goal with friends.
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Fitness: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Little athletes put their minds and bodies to work to invent new fitness games for class! Using information they gather from informational texts, youngsters design games that include motor skills, materials, rules, and strategies for...
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Exercise

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
This is the perfect resource for helping youngsters understand the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. The lesson and its worksheets focus on brainstorming a variety of fitness activities, such as games you can play...