Lesson Plans

From enhancing your current curriculum to learning about innovative approaches to new topics, explore a wide range of examples of lesson plans right here. PE teachers from across the country share their ideas on how to enrich PE lesson plans, while also ensuring they align with state and national standards.
Five Passess Passing Game

Five Passes: One Game, Endless Possibilities [Video]

Although the origin is unknown, the passing game “Five Passes” has been in the Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children textbook and lesson plans since 1972. In other words, it’s an “oldie but...
Block 'Em Game

5 Unique Game Ideas with Block ‘Em [Video]

In ACTION! Block ‘Em, students use foam blocks to build a 6 x 6 block tower while preventing the opposing team from knocking it over. Students love this fun twist to a knockdown-style game,...

3 Types of Adventure Programming for P.E.

Physical Education and Wellness classes have come a long, long way in the 21st Century.  Gone are the “Friday Dodgeball” bashes from the 1970s-80s – they’ve been replaced with a healthy smattering of fitness,...
Sad clock for Movement Guidlines

Get Moving: 24-Hour Movement Guidelines

For the first time in our society, kids are sitting more than they sleep. According to the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity and Children and Youth, "Canadian kids are inactive and they may be...
Large class size strategy in action

Large Class Sizes? 4 Strategies to Keep Students Moving & Learning

One of the biggest concerns any teacher has is class size. We know class size impacts many aspects of teaching from management and safety within a crowded space to having sufficient supplies/equipment, to individual...
Parkour sign for Teaching Parkour

Parkour in Physical Education

Teaching parkour is a great way to get students active with their surroundings inside or outside, and to get them excited about taking safe risks and enjoying movement. Below are parkour learning targets, a...
Yard Games Equipment

We’re Teaching What in PE?!

I think most professionals reading this blog would subscribe to the professional opinion that PE and Wellness classes are probably some of the most important classes that students can take in their K-12 educational...

Why Teach Dance in PE?

I had a long conversation with a frustrated father last week. He wants his son to study in the library instead of participating in dance in physical education because the dance unit...

The LEARN Model for Effective Lesson Planning in PE

Teachers have the unique opportunity to rethink and realign their lessons to meet (in many cases) new learning objectives.  This is also a chance to re-evaluate the process for lesson planning so...

5 DIY Field Day Games!

Are your students bored with the same field day activities year after year? Bring excitement back to field day with 5 DIY projects for the best field day ever!

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