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20 resources with the keyterm outdoor activity

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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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Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people think of bugs as annoying pests to be squashed, but most insects and spiders are beneficial, eating the actual pests or pollinating plants. After reviewing some of the common bugs in your area (they may differ from those...
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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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Calculating Stride Length

For Teachers 4th - 12th
How many steps does one take to walk a mile? The number of steps one walks in a mile would definitely depend on the length of his stride. Shorter people may take shorter strides, and taller people may take longer strides. This activity...
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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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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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Tunnel Tag

For Teachers K - 6th
Tunnel tag requires players to form some kind of tunnel when they are tagged. In order to become unfrozen from being tagged, another player has to go through the tunnel they formed. There are several examples of tunnels that a player can...
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Hula Hoop ABC Relays

For Teachers K
Adding hula hoops to any activity can present a fun challenge. This worksheet explains how to conduct an activity that combines the recognition of capital/lowercase letters and a hula hoop relay. Outside on the playground, each student...
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Stepping Stone

For Teachers K - 6th
Challenge your learners to cross a piranha-infested river. Actually, it's just the gym floor, and they are trying to get from point A to point B, but the story makes it a more interesting challenge. Each group has two mats a given...
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Pickleball Rules

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Here are the rules to the game of pickleball. This is not a lesson, but one definitely needs to know the rules of the game in order to play it properly. The rules, the court, and the terms are all explained clearly. So use this reference...
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Musical Hoop Addition

For Teachers 1st
Musical chairs is a great activity to get children moving while still paying attention and listening. This activity, which is based on musical chairs, gets students moving while learning basic addition facts. They hop from hoop to hoop...
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Four Square

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Here's your basic four square game. A short description of how to play the game as well as what constitutes a foul. If one commits a foul, then that player is out and goes to the end of the line. I recommend having more than one four...
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Shadow Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students trace each other's shadows. In this shadow lesson, students use sidewalk chalk to draw each other's shadows on outdoor sidewalks. A game, a song, a craft, and a recipe are all included with the lesson.
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Speeding Along in Motion

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students ride bicycles or skateboards and determine their average speed. In this physics lesson plan, students travel to a park and are timed while riding bicycles or skateboards over a variety of courses. They complete an spreadsheet by...
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Share Your Adventure!

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this sharing your adventure worksheet, students read a letter about a first rafting experience, identify the sights, sounds, and feelings described, and then write a friendly letter describing a personal outdoor adventure. Students...
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Summer Activities: Let's Try Bubble Blowing!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students observe as the teacher blows bubbles from a large bubble pipe in order to take note of the colors and sizes of the bubbles. In this bubble blowing lesson, students experiment with a variety of bubble-blowing objects, predicting...