Category: Activity Ideas

Spice up your PE classes with innovative activity ideas from teachers working in the field! Learn how to create engaging activities for students that will get everyone involved. Discover new ways to use your existing equipment, how to set up games, and how a little change in routine can create a big impact on students during PE classes.
Activities

Hook Kids on Activity with a Summer Fun Unit! [Interactive]

The school year coming to an end is certainly an exciting time, but it can also be very hectic if we let students get out of their routine. I’m going to share with you my summer fun unit and how that keeps my students engaged and prepares them for summer activities.

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Activities

No Equipment, No Problem!

Equipment should not prevent you from doing your job to the best of your ability. Whether you have no equipment or minimal equipment, you can still be a successful and effective teacher. Below are some ideas on how to keep your students moving and learning no matter your budget.

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Activities

Tips for a Successful PE Parachute Lesson

When a family or group of friends gather for a meal, they often sit around the table, share stories, laugh, and smile. When you gather around a parachute with your class, this has a similar feeling. In fact, this is probably the one activity when you can see the faces of each participant throughout the entire activity. This enables you to see every smile, enjoy the laughter, and hear the deafening screams as they shake the parachute!

A well-structured parachute lesson allows students to follow directions, work as a team, and have fun! And yes, they can get their heart rate up while shaking and giggling!

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Activities

Rollerskating in Physical Education [Interactive]

Roller skating is one of those units that my students look forward to every year. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first week of school. I’ll have kids coming up to me asking me, Mr. Graham when are we going to roller skate? And typically we do that at the end of January, so you know the enthusiasm is really high when they’re asking for it. They want to know when it’s going to take place at the beginning of the school year, and I really like that unit because it’s a break from more of my traditional teaching units, and it’s an opportunity for me to invite parents into the gym, which, to be honest, really gives many of them a perspective that may be very different from their own childhood PE experiences.

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Activities

A Kickoff to Random Acts of Kindness Week​ [Interactive]

Hi everyone, happy Random Acts of Kindness Week. On today’s PE Express podcast, I’ll share my thoughts on why implementing lessons around kindness and mindfulness in the middle of a growing mental-health crisis and pandemic is more important than ever and share some new resource is from the health. moves. minds. program that could be used during random acts of kindness week or anytime during the year.

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