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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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FitFun Game Guide

For Teachers K - 5th
Bring a great packet of indoor and outdoor games to your elementary fitness class. The activities are sure to get children moving and develop an appreciation for being active, and are designed to promote active habits and a healthy way...
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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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The Outdoors Camping and Survival Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Equip young campers with the tips and strategies for a safe trip to the outdoors with a series of lessons. They learn how to start fires with and without firewood, keep warm in snowy weather, and purify water to make it safe for drinking.
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Managing Forests to Prevent Wildfires

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Sometimes the best way to prevent forest fires is to create smaller fires. Explore forest management with an activity that explains the ways that controlled burns can keep unexpected fires from running amok in the wilderness and nearby...
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Caring for the Forest

For Students 3rd - 7th
What is a controlled burn, and how is it different from a wildfire? Learn about the different ways forest rangers take care of the forest with a fun, interactive board game that focuses on forest management and fire safety.
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Leading Causes of Wildfires in Oregon

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
You've heard of "wildfire season," but what types of weather and conditions lead to increased wildfires? Young firefighters learn about common sources of wildfires, safe ways to clear debris near their homes, and the most effective ways...
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How Things Burn

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
What is the fire triangle? Young ranger learn about the three elements needed to start a fire and keep it going (heat sources, fuel sources, and oxygen) with a class demonstration involving a candle in a jar.
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The Value of Oregon’s Forests

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
No matter where you go, you're in the middle of a forest in some way. Use a lesson about forests and the many ways they contribute to our world, including the ecosystems of animals and plants living in their shady soil.
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How Much do I know?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Camping trips can be so fun with the right safety knowledge. Learners take a short survey of statements about fire safety and erosion in the forest, answering true or false to each one based on their prior knowledge
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Use It Safely!

For Students 3rd - 7th
Campfires are not the only way that forest fires start. In a worksheet and word matching activity, young campers learn about common fuel and heat sources that, when combined, can be the spark to a dangerous and harmful forest fire.
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Burning Decisions

For Students 3rd - 7th
There's a big difference between a comfortable campfire and a raging forest fire, but they both often start in the same ways. Follow a forest maze that leads to either a controlled burn that extinguishes easily, or a large,...
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Oregon Wildfire Mystery

For Students 3rd - 7th
Forest fires can be devastating to the beautiful woodland around us. How do they start, and what are the best ways to prevent them? Learn about the common ways that fires break out in forest and the most effective ways to keep these...
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Making Fire

For Students 3rd - 7th
Campfires are great for getting warm, singing camp songs, and roasting marshmallows. However, it's important to be aware of what can start an uncontrollable forest fire when camping. Young rangers identify possible fuel sources and heat...
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A Place to Call Home

For Students 3rd - 7th
Lots of animals live in the forest, and some are easier to spot than others! Locate 12 animals and their preferred habitats within the forest with an engaging worksheet. After learners fill in the correct animal for each area, they...
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Fantastic Forests

For Students 3rd - 7th
The forest is a wonderland of plants, animals, and flourishing life within the ecosystem. Use a crossword puzzle and an unscrambling activity to teach future rangers about the beauty and characteristics of the forest and its inhabitants.
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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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Physical Education Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Get active by dribbling a ball. Begin with a game of banana bunch and high five beanbag grab. Then, practice dribbling a ball, and identifying the part of the hand with which your active learners dribble. Finally, conclude with a game of...
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Review of Skills as Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children...
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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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Sport

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
From traditional sports like football and basketball to more unique or extreme sports like windsurfing, caving, or bungee jumping, your youngsters will surely get a thorough introduction to the world of sports with this lesson plan!
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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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Educator’s Guide to Planning a Field Day Event

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Plan an environmentally friendly field day for your young conservationists with this collection of activities and resources. Whether it's bowling with plastic bags full of crumpled up newspaper and empty plastic bottles, or having relay...