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Activity and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of...
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ABC Phonics Song / Sounds of the Letters

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Review letters of the alphabet, their sounds, and their hand signs! A singsong female voice states the letter and sounds it out as hand signs and letters are shown along with a toddler signing. A great way to go through letters and their...
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HD: Super Slo-mo Surfer! - South Pacific

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom is shown in a twelve-foot barrel in a perfect slow motion shot. Capture interest among your surfer population and teach about wave vortexes at the same time!
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Serving Sizes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are serving sizes for different foods always appropriate for what you need? In this hands-on activity, learners work in groups to estimate what one serving size of various foods are, and then evaluate their hypotheses by measuring real...
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Different Ways to Develop Fine Motor Skills

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Adjust your everyday routine to efficiently improve fine motor skills in your classroom.
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Accessible Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
When you're blind it is extremely important to be able to navigate your environment in as independent a way as possible. This idea isn't a lesson, but it is a great way to foster independent mobility and literacy skills while making the...
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Let's Play Outside!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Here are 14 games for you to bring to summer camp, a neighborhood gathering, or a birthday party!
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Nutrition and Physical Education Activities in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
You can promote health and wellness using nutrition activities and lessons. With physical education activities and suggestions about snack times, you can help impvove the habits of the youngsters under your charge. 
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BMI: Body Mass Indicator

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover their body weight and composition. In this health lesson, students use a body mass indicator to identify their percentage of body fat. Students develop an exercise plan and record progress throughout a month.
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Chicago White Sox Win World Series

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Classroom Olympics

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a an awesome, 17-page lesson plan on a simulated Olympic Games for your young athletes. After learning about the history of the Olympics, the whole class takes part in events such as The Cotton Ball Shot Put, The Paper Plate...
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Twidditch

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Twidditch is based on the Harry Potter made up game of Quidditch. Quidditch is played on flying broomsticks and since that seems to be an impossibility for a regular PE class, Twidditch is played on rolling scooter boards. The game, the...
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Character Traits in Fables

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this instructional activity is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral...
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Stick Horse Rodeo

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Yee-haw! Youngsters read all about the history of rodeos in a brief informational text, which has select vocabulary words defined within the lesson. After learning about the various events, they choose one and create a poster advertising...
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Art and Sole

For Teachers 1st
A series of four lessons encourages learners to engage in all sorts of artistic activities. They participate in creative movement, serve food, sing songs, recite poems, and create a bust of themselves. What a fun and exciting series of...
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Good Sportsmanship Leads to Home Run

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils share examples of good sportsmanship, then read a news article about a team helping an injured player score a home run. The teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then young scholars read the...
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Games on Echolocation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Get a little batty with life science! This fun simulation game replicates how bats use echolocation to hunt moths in their native Hawaiian habitat. After creating blind folds and discussing some basic principles of echolocation, students...
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THE IDITAROD RACE STATIONS

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students are introduced to the Alaskan Iditarod Race and then they visit ten stations/checkpoints in the gym where they perform various physical activities based on the race.
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Healthy Snacks Project Lesson

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
After learning why it is important to limit salt, fat, and sugar in their diets, divide your class into pairs or groups to complete this project. Each group will create two charts: unhealthy and healthy foods. They will cut out food...
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Souper Art

For Teachers K - 6th
Turn your young artists into great marketing specialists with this fun lesson plan! They will turn ordinary soup cans into exciting choices for dinner by recreating the can label. This is a fantastic project to connect art, advertising,...
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Spice Up Physical Education During the School Day!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Although kids love Steal the Bacon and Kickball, isn’t it time for something new?
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Take It in Stride

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewOne step at a time, pupils practice their measurement techniques as they analyze their stride length. They design their own procedures for measuring and relate their stride measurements to the distance traveled by making calculations.
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Sports Safety: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Two lessons examine the importance of safety while playing sports. After thoughtful discussion, partners complete a graphic organizer that details their favorite sport and safe ways to play it. Scholars examine winter sports and identify...
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Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Scholars become familiar with a tool designed to ensure a safe and healthy summer. Following the "5-2-1-Almost None" rule, pupils eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables, keep screen-time under two hours, be physically active...