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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows...
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Health and Fitness at the Children's Museum of Houston

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Designed as pre-and-post activities for a field trip to the Children's Museum of Houston, these 10 activities (and a few videos too!) are easily adapted to any classroom. The lessons can be paired with a class fitness plan or unit. Pick...
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Maker projects & 3D Shapes

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
The study of three dimensional objects can bring out the natural maker and builder in your students. This collection explores three dimensions through the use of maker projects, 3-D nets, and studies of area and surface area. The...
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Cutting Skills Printable Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Practice fine motor skills with these ABCmouse printables. This collection supports every level and provides wonderful decorations for your classroom! Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and thousands of other...
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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Teaching and Learning About Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately "1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum." The teacher guides and other professional development materials in this collection offer information...
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Preventing Forest Fires

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Only you can administer a collection of fire safety lessons, worksheets, and activities to elementary and middle school rangers. Focusing on the forests of Oregon, the resources from the Keep Oregon Green Association are informative and...
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Sports Word Work Literacy Pack

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Hockey, home runs, and helmets: your next sports-themed reading unit is here! Twelve tasks invite young readers to match unscramble sports words, create categories, count vowels and consonants, mark syllables, alphabetize words in the...
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A World of Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids engage in a series of activities that ask them to consider differences and similarities in characteristics, both visible and invisible. With this new understanding, the class investigates the Special Olympics program and develops...
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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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Special Olympics Young Athletes Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 3rd
From bunny hops and bridges to bean bag tosses and big ball catches, your activity toolkit will be overflowing with great new ideas for adaptive physical education!
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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Heart and Lungs

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
With a partner, youngsters measure their pulse and breathing rates, both at rest and after running in place for a minute. While this activity is not novel, the lesson plan includes a large-scale classroom graphing activity and other...
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own...
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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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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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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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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 students read the news...
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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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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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Tree Life

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The life of a tree is the focus of a packet consisting of several activities all covering a different subject. Second graders measure shadows, make pinecone critters, write poems, count rings, complete a word search, play tree tag, and...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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Sleep Tag

For Students 1st - 5th
Zombies? No, just sleepwalking taggers. After splitting the gym into two sides, pick two people to be the taggers and two people to be the magic fairies. As taggers tag people on the daytime side, they must "fall asleep" on the nighttime...
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Fitness Challenge

For Students K - 12th
Don't be a couch potato! Get up and moving with a February 2018 calendar that suggests daily exercises that will get your feet walking and your heart pumping. There's even a special challenge for Super Bowl Sunday.
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Dinosaur Prowl

For Students 2nd - 5th
Prowl like a dinosaur! Choose several students to be the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs with dodge balls are the taggers, and the Triceratops on the scooters are the freers. As the other players are tagged with balls, the Triceratops scoot...
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Dead Ant Tag

For Students K - 5th
Tag, you're a dead ant! Players run around the playing area and runs from the taggers. If a player gets tagged, then they must lay on the ground with their arms and legs in the air. To get back into the game, four people must touch the...
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CandyCane Tag

For Students K - 4th
Choose a tagger. The rest of the class runs around the gym. If a runner is tagged, they must freeze and stand in the shape of a candy cane. To get back into the game, another runner must run underneath the arch of the candy cane.
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Snowflakes

For Students K - 4th
First choose three people to be taggers, and two players to be freers. Give each tagger a white foam ball, and give each freer a yellow ball. The rest of the class runs around the playing area. If a runner is tagged with a white ball,...
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Gingerbread Man Tag

For Students K - 5th
After choosing a chef, aka the tagger, have the rest of the class lay out on the previously set up exercise mats. These players are the gingerbread men. Players run to another mat on the chef's command, aiming not to get tagged. If a...
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Santa Tag

For Students K - 4th
Choose a class member to be the Santa. Everyone else is a reindeer and spreads out around the gym. Santa's objective for the game is to tag the others so he can round up his reindeer. When a reindeer is tagged, they must step out of the...
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Knock'em Downers and Pick'em Uppers

For Students K - 4th
Set up several cones, pylons, or pins around the gym floor. Split that class into two equal groups. Assign one team as the knock'em downers and the other team as the pick'em uppers. Each team does exactly what their name implies....
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Hop, Skip, Gallop

For Students K - 4th
Begin by having the class line up on one end of the gym floor. Ask the class what is the easiest way to get from one side of the gym to the other. Obviously, by walking. So together they walk across to the other side of the gym. The...
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Strikeball

For Students K - 8th
Groups form a circle with each person's feet spread shoulder width apart and touching the person's next to them. Drop a ball in the middle of the circle. The object of the game is for players to keep the ball from leaving the circle...
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Commandos

For Students 1st - 8th
First create a starting line and ending line in the gym. After divvying up the class into equal teams, each team lines up in a straight row behind the starting point. Each player is lined up behind the other on their team. When you yell...
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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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The Reaction Game

For Students K - 6th
Put learners into equal groups with a cone in the middle of each group. Start by calling out a command, whether its touching the nose or toes, balancing on one foot, jump around, doing arm circles, etc. Then, when the students hear "GO!"...
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The Number Game

For Students K - 6th
With the entire class spread around the playing area, set a timer and have kids run, skip, hop, or jump around the area. When the timer stops, yell out a number. The students must form a group of that number, and whomever doesn't have a...
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Steal the Ball

For Students 2nd - 8th
Put all the balls (same type of ball) in the middle of the basketball court. One person from each team must run to the center of the court and bring back the ball to their team's hula hoop. If using soccer balls, players must dribble;...
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Mystery Tag

For Students 2nd - 8th
When the chosen person yells "Face the wall!" everyone on the opposite end faces the wall while the tagger counts down from five and hides behind an exercise mat. When the tagger gets to zero, everyone runs across the gym to the other...
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Fitness Relays

For Students K - 8th
After separating the class into equal teams, the first player in each line runs to the opposite end of the gym to the fitness mat. Then, they do a certain number of reps of a certain exercise
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Fitness Ball Run

For Students 2nd - 8th
Think back-to-front sprints with a ball! Pupils jog around in a straight line while carrying a ball. The leader in the line passes the ball back to the person behind them and so on and so forth until it gets to the last person in the...
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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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Designing your gym class

For Teachers K - 5th
Get the scoop on designing your own gym class with a lesson written by a passionate physical education teacher who details their best practices from setting up the room, to the first day of class, to how to spend the teaching day. 
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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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The Cat in the Hat

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Add a touch of Seuss-themed whimsy to subjects—English language arts, science, P.E., and character education—with a series of activities deigned to reinforce concepts and boost young scholars' comprehension of Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat....
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The Foot Book

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Left or right? Bear track or deer track? Learn about all kinds of feet, in addition to animals and measurement, in a resource that makes math, science, art, and English language arts connections. A perfect addition to your Read Across...
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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...
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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...
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Board Game: Race to 100

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Who can get to 100 first?! It may be in the hands of chance, but either way kids will have to practice counting and adding along the way. Partners take turns rolling two dice and moving their game pieces that many spaces until one pupils...
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Caterpillar Math Game

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Invite your youngsters to practice addition and subtraction by playing this game. Kids must determine the answer to each math problem and place that problem on the segment of the caterpillar that holds the answer.
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Drinking Water: An Important Way to Stay Properly Hydrated!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
This is an absolute must-have resource for any elementary teacher! Learners discover the importance of proper hydration, the roles water plays in the human body, and tips for drinking water regularly throughout the day.
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Cat Tricks!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Who knew a cat could do so many things!? In Dr. Seuss's world, a lot can happen, but what can your pupils do? Have them practice some fun motions and sounds by going through the list provided here.
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Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy

For Students K - 5th Standards
Support children in living fun, active, and healthy lives with a video on physical and health literacy. Whether its learning basic skills like running, jumping, and throwing, or making healthy choices about the foods they eat, students...
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Eating and Physical Activity Goal Sheet

For Teachers K - 9th
Encourage your youngsters to eat well and exercise and have them record their goals on this page. Learners note down their current eating and activity habits and then set appropriate goals for today, tomorrow, the next week, and the next...
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Children Moving

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Running, jumping, walking, leaping! Display this image of characters performing dynamic movements, and encourage your learners to have active and healthy bodies!
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PE Games Skills Picture Posters

For Teachers K - 8th
If it's time for your young learners to get their bodies moving, whether it's for PE class, a body break, or just a nice day for play time, use these posters to illustrate what types of movements they can perform. There are 22 different...
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Physical Action Cards

For Teachers K - 8th
Whether your young athletes will be running, leaping, tuck-jumping, skipping, or doing some other action, leave the decision to the luck of your shuffle! On each of these physical action cards is a graphic and description of a different...
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Lungometer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Life science learners construct lung-o-meters from gallon-sized milk jugs and then measure their lung capacities. For older students, have them graph the vital lung capacities of each person in the class. Cross-curricular pieces are...
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Your Energy Needs (BMR)

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How many Calories one needs on a daily basis is dependent on a number of factors including gender, height, and activity level. In the third of seven lessons about energy and food, young nutritionists calculate the number of Calories...
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Energy Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Take the concept of burning calories to a more literal level in the second of seven lessons about energy in the realm of food and fitness. Using simple materials, groups will burn breakfast cereal and a pecan to see which one gives off...
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Energy for Life (Energy from Food)

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Energy comes in many forms, but how do living things get the energy they need to survive and thrive? In a simple, controlled experiment with yeast, water, and sugar, groups make observations about how yeast reacts with water alone, then...
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Body Strength

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze...
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Learners perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each. Though this...
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Nutritional Challenges

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially for people with special dietary needs. After learning about standard nutritional needs for adults, learners take on the role of a dietician and work together to create a menu for one of the...
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Body Mass Index (BMI)

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do you calculate your Body Mass Index, and why is this information a valuable indicator of health? Class members discover not only what BMI is and practice calculating it using the height and weight of six fictitious individuals, but...
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Five Ways to Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Push-ups, crunches, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and planks are five easy ways to exercise without having to leave the room. These are great exercises to get your students moving on a rainy day inside.
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Basic Moves in Volleyball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learn how to properly execute basic volleyball moves: bump, set, spike, overhand serve, and underhand serve. A student demonstrates each move with subtitles. Note: There is no audio.
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System Activity

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Which activity gets your heart pumping more: using the computer, climbing the stairs, jumping a rope, running, or walking? Youngsters take a heart rate reading after 30 seconds, one minute, and three minutes of each activity. Directions...
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Walking on the Path to Better Health

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Walk your way to health with this great resource! Walking is a valuable physical activity that can be done frequently and with ease by learners of all ages. "Warm up" by reviewing the benefits of physical activity with your class and...
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Throwing- Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Teach your young players the basic fundamentals of throwing overhand. Fundamental skills like these can be applied to throwing a baseball, softball, or football Show them proper foot position, weight distribution, and arm position....
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Switch, Change, Rotate

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Switch, change, rotate! Players are in groups of three scattered around the playing area. Switch means the lead and back players change positions. Change means the entire group turns and goes in the opposite direction. Rotate means the...
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 1

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Build unity in the dojo or the gym with an activity that not only teaches the importance of stretching and flexibility but also offers class members an opportunity to get to know one another. After warming up and engaging in a Medicine...
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Letter Dd: Glue and Write

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Cut, paste, and write worksheets are great for employing motor skills, kinesthetic action, and core practice. Kids cut and paste five pictures on their page, that begin with the letter D. They practice writing an upper and lower case D...
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Dd Words

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Dinosaur begins with the letter D! Kids find, cut, and paste five pictures that also begin with the letter D. After they cut and paste, they write the name of their pictures in the blanks provided. 
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Flip and Flop: An Adaptation Through Dancing Echoes with Shapes and Locomotor Movement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Dancers practice echoing through dance. They listen to a story "Flip and Flop" and then are put into pairs. One partner is Flip, while the other is Flop. Flip creates a shape by dancing, and Flop, the other student, echoes that shape by...
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Macarena

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Hey Macarena! Just a few moves to learn. It's only a 16-count dance that keeps repeating.  Hands in front, palms down, then palms up, hands to upper arms, hands to arms, hands to hips, hands to cheeks, and wiggle. Yes! That's all there...
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Great Balls of Fire - I Got Locomotor Skills

For Teachers K - 5th
Teach and review elementary locomotor skills. Use "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis to get youngsters up and grooving to the beat! The dance steps are described in rich detail and you will have the class jumping, skipping,...
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Morning Fitness Tips

For Teachers K - 6th
Share Morning Fitness Tips with your class, or your whole school! You will have to put time and effort into preparing your costumes and in getting together what fitness information, you want to share, but the program is a great addition...
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Opposite Grapevines

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
There are really only four basic moves in this line dance. Those dance moves are: grapevine, slide, marching, and then dipping and clapping. Each 8-count is repeated twice, for a total of a 64-count dance. The unique addition to this...
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Space Jam Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Do the "Space Jam" dance! A dance that is made up of basketball skills movements, such as: dribbling, defending with hands up, pivoting, shooting, and slam dunks. The dance step descriptions are very well written out with cues for...
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Move It Line Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
The upbeat song "I Like to Move It" from the movie Madagascar is just the ticket! Get your younsters up and moving. The basic steps in this dance are the grapevine, side step, squat, back step, jumps, jumping jacks, and marching in...
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Roger Robot

For Teachers K - 3rd
Read the story of Roger Robot included in the lesson and have kids move creatively by interpreting how a robot might move. Read a part of the story, then stop and let the class act it out. Read some more, and let them move some more....
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H2O to Go to Go

For Teachers K - 8th
Youngsters engage in a relay race where they dip a sponge in water, run to a bucket, and squeeze out the sponge. They have five minutes to take turns transporting water to the goal. Whey the time is up, each team measures the total...
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Jump Rope Math

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students practice grade level math skills. For this math lesson, students solve math facts on index cards and collaboratively arrange them in numerical order on a jump rope. Correct order earns the team a chance to physically move...
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Celebrating Halloween With the Purple People Eaters

For Teachers K - 4th
Get youngsters moving by teaching them some basic dance moves. This dance can be done in a circle, a line, or scattered around the gym. There are four movement combinations that are taught to the song "Purple People Eater" by Sheb...
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 18

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“There are no short cuts to any place worth going."—Beverly Sills. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 18 of 20 focuses on goal setting. Discuss the difference between short-term goals and long-term goals. Then practice setting a...
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 8

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up."—Jesse Jackson. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts instructional activity eight of 20 has a teambuilding activity in which the class has to work together to solve a problem. After...
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Abdominal Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here are seven abdominal exercises that can be done in three and a half minutes. This is not a full-fledged instructional activity but seven well-described exercises to improve strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Each one is...
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Full Esteem Ahead

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Does having higher self esteem encourage learners to take better care of themselves? It absolutely does! Does having high self esteem mean that one likes everything about themselves? No, but that they like most things and can work to...
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Cooperative Games – The Hungry Snake

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A fun and simple cooperative game for elementary school classes. The hungry snake wanders around the gym and picks up as much of the PE equipment that has been scattered around as he can find. The snake must pass the items all the way...
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Capture the Lion

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Capture the Lion is an adaptation of the much-loved game - Capture the Flag. This game could be adapted and called capture the: lion, seal, dog, cat, cow. You get the idea. The one big adaptation made in this version is that the captured...
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Regular Field Day

For Teachers K - 6th
This lesson contains a plethora of fun games for a field day extravaganza. The games have been organized by grade levels, but the teacher can adapt them to whatever age category is appropriate for creating a fun-filled activities day....
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Survivor Field Day

For Teachers K - 5th
Survivor field day is based on challenges and games played in the TV show Survivor. Using everyday PE equipment that might be available at most elementary schools; here are some games of challenge and teamwork. With each one of these...
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Musical Dribbling

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A fun way to practice basketball dribbling skills with young learners. This game is played like musical chairs. Spread out hula hoops, polyspots, or cones all around the gym. Then give each player a ball to practice dribbling. When the...
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Team Up for Sports Marketing

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners choose a sport and promote a real or imaginary team by creating press releases, business cards, and ads or commercials.
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Olympic Report Planner

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Use this worksheet to research a future or past olympian. There's a space for researchers to brainstorm things they'd like to know, a space for them to record notes, and a KWL chart. There's also an open space to write a cumulative...
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Weaving Instructions

For Teachers K - 4th
Weaving has been around for thousands of years - and now you can do it with your class. A set of instructions alongside visual aids to help you teach your kids how to weave paper. Several weaving project ideas are included. 
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Litter Critters

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Explore biology by conducting an organism search field trip! Young explorers discuss how litter impacts the environment and how some organisms find solace in the trash we leave behind. Several worksheets are included here. 
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Play Ball: A Major League Review Game

For Teachers K - 12th
Apply the game of baseball to a fun review activity. Pupils earn a "base" for each subject question that they answer correctly. This activity can be modified and used for any subject area, including math, social studies, and language arts.
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Understanding a Story

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Reading comprehension is the name of the game! After listening to the teacher model and share personal prior knowledge about small children and what they do with food, the class discusses how they too can use prior knowledge to...
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Tens and Ones Fun

For Teachers K - 1st
Youngsters use their large motor skills to build numbers to 20 in this outdoor, kinesthetic, collaborative activity. Amass cardboard boxes for groups to stack, sort, and bundle into 10s and 1s to show numbers and place value. They'll...
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Run/Walk Across America

For Teachers K - 8th
Walk, jog, or run across America. Maps of individual states, visual progress, competition, and rewards, seem to be great motivational ideas. Make sure that the distances that each class has to walk or run are the same, because getting...
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Power Walk and Jog

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Throw in something different for your runners to focus on while they walk, jog, or run for five and a half minutes. Each time the runner passes you, hand them a playing card. There are several ideas on how to use them as motivators:...
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Hula Hoopla!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Hop, skip, jump, and roll! Hula hoops have a way of putting fun in motion. Young children interact in a variety of games involving small and large hula hoops. They will develop their motor skills and eye-hand coordination while playing...
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Hitting the Pylon on the Head (Bocce Ball)

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Let's use bean bags to play Bocce ball in the gym. Adapt this game to fit your grade level by moving your class closer or further from the target. You could even adapt this game to have your class do different kinds of tosses, like...
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Scrabble Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Hop, skip, and jump your way to picking up letters for a word spelling scrabble game. Get a little aerobic conditioning in while having fun with words. Keep the game simple for the younger learners. You might try putting the letters face...
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Switcheroo

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Who doesn't want to play tag? Here's a nice movement activity to keep your class running about practicing hopping, jumping, leaping, skipping and whatever motor skills your can think of. I like that the taggers are not "IT" forever, and...
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Birds on a Tree Branch

For Students Pre-K - 1st
This creative cut and paste activity requires students to identify the colors red, brown, green and orange, as well as follow directions. Students color a group of shapes, and following the directions, paste each piece onto a sheet of...
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Bird Nests

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars build bird nests. In this Science lesson, students consider climate, location, and structure when building their bird nest. Young scholars try to locate each other's nests within the activity site.
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Exercise

For Students 3rd - 5th
If you are looking for a simple fitness activity for elementary health or P.E. classes, this one is worth considering. It includes a short passage about the importance of exercise in space followed by several reading comprehension...
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Fabulous Felines

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore basic needs through discovering that pets and people need very similar things. They will play matching games, sing songs, read books, and discuss the needs of people and animals.
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Personal Health Series: Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Complete activities to help your class appreciate the importance of physical activity. They will answer discussion questions, read articles, and create their own physically active game in order to deepen their knowledge and appreciation...
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Physical Education and Music Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach everyone how to work together in both physical education and music activities. Parents and their children are shown a presentation that highlights the philosophy of cooperation. They apply these concepts to their physical education...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes practice various locomotor movements. They use locomotor skills as directed by the teacher to move between "Olympic rings" (hula hoops). Students participate in a discussion about Olympic events prior to playing the game.
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Rainy Day Physical Education

For Teachers K - 12th
Out of ideas for what to do with your PE class on a rainy day? Look no further, as this document has over 50 great ideas for indoor activities! Each activity is clearly explained, is engaging, and will give your youngsters a much-needed...
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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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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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Dodgeball: The 4-Week Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
There's more to this game than just dodging! Here you'll find loads of activities and practice exercises for teaching your young athletes a variety of overarm/underarm throws, catches, dodges, and tactics.
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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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Indoor Soccer

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
If you have access to an indoor gym and are about to begin a soccer unit, this resource will provide you a plan for introducing dribbling, developing skills through shuttle runs and dribbling drills, and concluding with a modified game...
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How To: Transfer from Floor to Chair

For Students 3rd - 12th
Mary Allison discusses why no one should feel "wheelchair bound" in the next video of her series on maneuvering in a wheelchair. She leads viewers step by step through how to transfer from a wheelchair to the floor and back again.
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How To: Choose a Wheelchair

For Students 3rd - 12th
If you have a student who must use a wheelchair throughout the school day, you may want to offer this video as a resource for both their enrichment as well as a means of support. Mary Allison Cook, a young 27-year old woman who has used...
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First Day of PE Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 5th
Get your class off to a running start with an introductory PE activity. After first establishing a set of clear routines and procedures, children participate in a shared reading of the book The PE Teacher from the Black Lagoon before...
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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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Jumping for Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
What are some of the many different ways a can person jump? People can jump from a standing position, they can jump from a running start, they can hop, skip, and leap. Take a look at the teaching cues and activities that explain to your...
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Throwing- Advanced

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Show you young players how to get their momentum going to be able to throw a ball for distance. Think about delivery and angle of release of the ball. Build upon the two previous throwing lessons and teach your young players a little...
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Scattered Square Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
Take a good, square look at this introductory square dancing lesson. Each square dance move has what is termed a "call." Teach some beginning calls to your young dancers. They can be scattered around so that their focus is on learning...
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To The Beat

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This activity is two-fold in that it addresses having youngsters get a feel for different rhythms in music and in practicing their underhand tossing skills. Gather all kinds of equipment to throw, such as: yarn balls, spider balls, and...
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Rock This Party

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Watch this video to learn the line dance steps that are performed to the song "Rock This Party" by Bob Sinclair. The written directions are a little confusing but after watching the video it all makes sense. This is a 32-count dance that...
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Modify My Action

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to directions as they perform a theatrical role.  In this vocabulary lesson, 3rd graders listen to and observe the adjectives given to them during a practice of their performance by the director.  Students identify...
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Ball Attack

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students demonstrate how to throw balls. In this physical education activity, students throw a ball into a barrel. Students work in teams to earn points.
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Basketball Notes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners add the value of various musical notes to win a chance to shoot a basketball. They compete in teams and consider the values of quarter, half and whole notes to complete related math problems.
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Frisbee Horseshoes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students follow directions and practice the skill of throwing a Frisbee toward a target. They then play a Frisbee game and practice working as a team while keeping score on their own.
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Sheep and Wolves

For Teachers K - 5th
Students release energy in a quick game of "Sheep and Wolves."
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Winter Stations

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
This is not a lesson, but four drills to practice a few skills, based on a holiday theme. Two of the games have the players practice underhand tossing, and another game has them dribbling and shooting a basketball. These seem like fun...
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Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE lesson for throwing and batting? Here's a lesson based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball.  The rules are included in the lesson plan and they...
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What Factors Affect Exercise Habits?

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners investigate poor health habits by identifying their own exercise habits.  In this physical education lesson, pupilsdiscuss specific pressures and situations that lead them to make poor exercise decisions at home. They bring a...
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No Foot, No Horse

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Why do horses wear shoes? Why do people wear shoes? Using worksheets, which are embedded in the plan, learners write descriptive paragraphs about their own shoes, classify a pile of shoes, and also engage in math games about the variety...
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Rules, Routines and Protocols of P.E.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Divided into groups of threes or fours, class members develop skits that demonstrate their knowledge of classroom rules, routines, and protocols.
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Beat the Clock

For Teachers K - 12th
Tired of wasting time trying to get your class to split up into groups? Engage in an activity to help your charges manage time. Learners reflect on a time they were left out or rejected, and then practice forming groups of three within...
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Cooperative Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Three activities can foster communication in your class. The first activity must be done non-verbally. The second takes a bit of team work, planning, and cooperation. Finally, the third activity is built around listening and trust. Get...
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Healthy Heart Night

For Teachers K - 5th
The idea of having a Healthy Heart Night at your school is a fabulous thought. Here are a few ideas that detail was done at one elementary school. It would take a lot of organizing to make it happen, but seems well worth the effort. This...
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Gold Medal Attitudes Running Club

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The Gold Medal Attitudes Running Club was created to promote healthy living for your elementary school pupils. Use a pedometer and a computer program to keep track of progress. A few other suggestions are available, but it's really up to...
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Sportsmanship

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Elementary learners discuss what it means to be a good and bad sport during competition. They define specific behaviors that would constitute both good and bad sportsmanship. Next, they role-play different situations demonstrating...
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Hula How?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders start writing papers with much more regularity than they did in the previous grades. They are starting to differentiate between the styles of writing and know why each is important. This activity gives the them a chance to...
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Titanic

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  As the class moves through the 'Titanic', they are exposed to the various nautical terms: port, bow, stern, starboard, crow's nest. They practice locomotor skills such as: skip, hop, leap, jump, slide, and crab walk, when the...
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War of the Elephant

For Teachers K - 5th
An activity that will definitely test more than their ability to throw a ball or bean bag. Silent communication, keeping their eyes closed, and following directions will challenge these youngsters.
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Chase The Ace

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Tag, you're it! A tag game to use as a warm-up before launching into the daily unit activity. Two players lie side by side, all of these pairs forming a rather large circle. The Ace is running from the Chaser and lies down next to a pair...
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Fielder's Choice

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
In this circle game with balls of varying sizes the class will need to review some of the fielding skills before playing the game. I would recommend focusing on one type of fielding at a time corresponding with the specific ball being...
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Do More, Do Enough, Do Less

For Students 3rd - 8th
This physical education worksheet provides a 3-day chart to schedule 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It also includes notecards with different activities to sort into categories: do more, do enough, do less.
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Get Off the Couch!

For Students 2nd - 8th
This 1-page worksheet provides space to record physical activity over the course of 5 days. It suggests documenting the activity and duration.
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100th Day of School

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars participate in various motor skill activities while counting to 100. These activities are designed to go with the 100th day of school. They will complete various tasks such as jumping rope, tossing, running, and catching...
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Tennis Ball Can Relay

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice throwing abilities by having your students participate in a tennis ball race activity. In this physical education lesson plan, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and perform a...
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100th Day Olympics

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Here is a lesson plan that combines physical training and counting in 10s. Learners participate in a mock Olympics, performing every action in increments of 10. They complete the activities in small groups while keeping track of who...
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Sentences In Motion

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore the elements needed to make up a sentence (the sentence itself, the period, the comma, the question mark, and the exclamation point), with this language arts lesson. A loco-motor activity is embedded in the teaching of the...
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Health Related Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Emphasize the five fitness components to your class, in order to teach them how to live a healthy lifestyle:  strength, endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and body composition. Your class can create their own web chart...
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Physical Education Word of the Week

For Teachers K - 5th
Practice physical education vocabulary in your classroom. Working with language arts teachers, learners use dictionary skills to define and explain a word dealing with a concept in physical education. They also complete a task and have...
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Keeper of the Castle

For Students 2nd - 8th
Set up four Hula Hoops in each corner of the gym that will be used as a base for each team. Use the center circle of the gym as the "castle" with a bunch of "treasure" in it. The treasure consists of a variety of pieces of equipment....
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Everybody's It

For Students 1st - 8th
Everyone is a tagger in this gym game. If a tagger tags someone else, then that person must sit down. The only way for that person to be back in the game is if the person that did the tagging is tagged by someone else. 
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Mat Tag

For Students 2nd - 8th
Choose two people to be taggers and give them each a dodgeball. Spread out the four mats in the shape of a diamond baseball on the gym floor. Assign an equal number of players to each mat. When signaled, runners run continuously to the...
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Scooter Tag

For Students K - 8th
Have the class spread out around the gym while seated on their scooters. Have a few individuals be the taggers signified by a different color scooter or wearing a penny. If classmates get tagged by a tagger, then they must spin around...
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Secret Agent Tag

For Students 2nd - 8th
Have the whole class sit down on the floor with their eyes closed. Pick a few people to be the "bad guys," which are the taggers, and a few people to be the "secret agents," which are the freers, by tapping them once or twice on the...
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Streets and Alleys

For Students 2nd - 8th
Assign one person as the cat and another person as a mouse. Have the rest of the class line up in equal rows and lines forming a 5x5 or 4x5 grid. Call out "streets" and the students forming rows hold hands and connect. Call out "alleys"...
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Crows and Cranes

For Students 2nd - 8th
After separating the class into two teams—crows and cranes—each team lines up in the middle line of the gym with their backs facing each other. If the teacher yells out "cranes!" then all the cranes run to their side of the gym while the...
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Safe Campfires and Camping

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
One of the best ways to prevent forest fires is to ensure that campfires are completely out. Take your class through the steps needed to protect their campsites and the greater forest area around them with a fun and interactive lesson on...
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Campfire Safety

For Students 3rd - 7th
Make sure that campfire is completely out before packing up your campsite! A straightforward and informational worksheet encourages learners to match pictures to the sequential steps needed to safely extinguish a campfire, and to note...
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Beanbag Toss

For Teachers K - 12th
Why is learning how to catch and toss so important? If one has visual impairments, learning this basic skill will help him increase orientation and mobility, coordination, and cognitive development,. Mastery of this skill will also mean...
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Modified Kickball

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Kickball is a classic recess game that everybody should play at least once. Included here is a wonderful set of instructions that describe how you can modify the game to make it accessible to children with low or no visual ability....
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How to Set a Volleyball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Use this video to introduce your physical education students to the basics of volleyball. The student athletes in this video show viewers step-by-step instructions on how to set a volleyball.
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Touchdown

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Touchdown is a tag game built around stealth and deception. One team is given a small object that fits inside the palm of a hand. Players start at one end of the field and try to get the hidden object across the field to the other...
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Double Tunnel Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Double tunnel tag is just the same as tunnel tag but the players are now with a partner. This poses it's own challenges when running around and trying to avoid being tagged. The only difference from tunnel tag is that when a player is...
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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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Nuke Walk

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Take a look at this cooperative learning activity. The goal of the activity is to transport nuclear waste (a cup of water) from point A to point B without spilling the toxic waste. There are several ideas given here for things to use to...
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Follow The Leader - Soca Style

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here's a great warm-up activity to get your dancers up and moving. There are some very basic moves like hopping, sliding, marching, and bouncing in place. Add some hand and arm movements. Some days you could have slower music and some...
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Using Rhythm to Teach Patterns and Directions

For Teachers K - 4th
Introduce young learners to line dancing. Here are some simple movement patterns to teach them. First teach, repeat, and repeat again without music. Then when they have a pretty good grasp of the movement patterns, add music and practice...