101 Fun Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games

A variety of enjoyable activities to start and end class!

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Warming up muscles and cooling down heart rates has never been this fun! These activities are a great addition to any PE class and serve to make the most of playtime, while also ensuring students are properly conditioned. Choose from quick games, sport-specific activities, and numerous variations of beloved exercises.

Maximize Excitement, Minimize Injury

When PE class starts, students want to dive right into the fun and play right up until the bell. Warming up and cooling down are often seen as cutting into the real fun of the class. These 101 warm up and cool down exercises offer the perfect compromise for students and instructors! Students will feel like they’re maximizing playtime and getting the most fun possible out of each class, while instructors will have peace of mind in knowing proper conditioning precautions have been taken.

The text features 41 standalone games, such as tag, popcorn, and follow the leader, as well as 60 sport-specific games that offer the perfect segue into the day’s activities based on your unit of focus. Up to 113 variations are possible on these core games, giving you the ability to engage students, get them moving, and help their bodies better perform before and after PE class.

Easy-to-Read Format

With comprehensive game descriptions, clear illustrations, and connections to other activities within the book, this guide gives teachers an easy-to-use format when it comes to selecting an applicable warm up or cool down activity for the day. The guide also lists applicable equipment required and rules for each game, to ensure everything goes smoothly. A complete appendix game finder assists teachers in locating exactly the game they’re looking for quickly, to get class started fast.

The book also contains clear and concise explanations for the importance of warm ups and cool downs, to help teachers explain the significance to students.

Contents

This book is divided into 12 chapters, covering 101 activities.

  • Game Finder
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Theory of Warm-Ups, Cool-Downs, and Stretching
  • Part I. General Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games
    • Chapter 1. Quick Movement Games
      • 1 High Fives
      • 2 Quick Zoo
      • 3 Front of the Class
      • 4 Follow the Leader
      • 5 Popcorn
      • 6 Running the Rails
      • 7 Swamp Monster
      • 8 Space Walk
    • Chapter 2. Tag
      • 9 Continuous Scooter Tag
      • 10 Dog’s Tail
      • 11 Pursuit Tag
      • 12 Continuous British Bulldog
      • 13 Flusher
      • 14 Ball Safe
      • 15 Knee Tag
      • 16 Island Tag
      • 17 Everyone It Frozen Tag
      • 18 Balance Tag
    • Chapter 3. Relays
      • 19 Circle Relay
      • 20 Cumulative Relay
      • 21 Blindfolded Obstacle Relay
      • 22 Shuffle Run
      • 23 Custodian Relay
      • 24 Arch and Roll Relay
      • 25 Exercise Relay
    • Chapter 4. Races
      • 26 Heel-to-Toe Race
      • 27 Over and Under
      • 28 Everybody Over and Under
      • 29 Caterpillar Race
      • 30 Butt Crawl
      • 31 Octopus
      • 32 Snakeskin
      • 33 Over, Under, Around
      • 34 Hole in One
      • 35 Rat Race
      • 36 Swamp Pass
      • 37 Leapfrog
      • 38 Le Mans 24-Lap Tandem Race
    • Chapter 5. Parachute Games
      • 39 Team Run
      • 40 Under Frog
      • 41 High Rollers
  • Part II. Sport-Specific Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games
    • Chapter 6. Badminton
      • 42 Bird Juggle
      • 43 Thread the Button
      • 44 Clear, Drop
      • 45 Long Cross and Drop
      • 46 Next-in-Line Badminton
      • 47 Five-Player Continuous Rally
      • 48 Upset
      • 49 Cooperative Net Game
      • 50 Cat in the Middle
      • 51 Driving
      • 52 Short and Long Game
      • 53 Played by the Book
      • 54 Narrow Clear, Smash, Drop
    • Chapter 7. Baseball
      • 55 Jog Toss
      • 56 Short Relay
      • 57 Pop-Up One Bounce
      • 58 Hot Potato Baseball
      • 59 Two-a-Side Fantasy Baseball
      • 60 Hot Box
      • 61 Relay, Relay
      • 62 Right-Left Consecutive Bunt Pepper
    • Chapter 8. Basketball
      • 63 Throw to a Wall Relay
      • 64 Pass Around
      • 65 Star Pass
      • 66 Dribble Tag
      • 67 Shoot for the Stars
      • 68 Rebounding Trios
      • 69 Professional Bump
      • 70 Take-a-Break Keep-Away
    • Chapter 9. Football
      • 71 Hot Football
      • 72 Wild Flags
      • 73 Round the Corners Snap
      • 74 Completed Passes
      • 75 Ultimate Football
    • Chapter 10. Hockey
      • 76 Obstacle Course for Hockey
      • 77 Hockey Soccer
      • 78 Puck Handle Score!
      • 79 3-on-2 Keep-Away
      • 80 Two-Line Pass
      • 81 Double-Up
    • Chapter 11. Soccer
      • 82 Crazy Eights
      • 83 Pit Ball Terror
      • 84 Throw-In Ball
      • 85 Split Triangle Run
      • 86 Double Cone Ball
      • 87 One-Goal Soccer
      • 88 Dribble Goal Line
      • 89 Grid Pass
      • 90 2-4 Keep-Away
      • 91 Jugglers
      • 92 Soccer Wallball
      • 93 Soccer Volleyball
    • Chapter 12. Volleyball
      • 94 Shower Volleyball
      • 95 Balloon Volleyball
      • 96 Volleyball Relay
      • 97 Setting Threes
      • 98 Frozen Tag
      • 99 Five-Pass Volleyball
      • 100 Short Volleyball
      • 101 Continuous Pass
  •  References
  •  About the Author

Book is 216 pages.

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