Category Archives: Games

Scooter Cage Ball

Equipment: 1 large ball such as a cage ball, omnikin ball, yoga ball pinnies to separate teams 6-8 scooters Divide class into 2 equal teams.  Assign each team member a number, stressing that it is important for them to remember … Continue reading

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Halloween scooter game

Halloween is just around the corner and we like to celebrate a bit in PE.  My younger classes absolutely love this scooter game we call “ghosts in the graveyard”.  They are already asking if we will be playing it for … Continue reading

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Hopscotch and Making Recess Better!

One of my goals this year is to improve recess time at my school.  The students are all expected to be outside during recess, but otherwise, they can do whatever they want.  Unfortunately, some do not choose to be active … Continue reading

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UNO movement

My youngest classes love dancing and moving to music.  I use music on a daily basis to add energy and enthusiasm.  Here is a fun and easy game that is great for a quick warm-up, time filler, or even a … Continue reading

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Mixing math and movement

Math and movement are easily combined to make cross-curricular games that reinforce principles learned and give skill practice in a fun way.  A math movement game works best when a math concept has been taught, is mainly understood, and just … Continue reading

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Dodge ball alternative

I never play dodgeball in my PE classes.  I see no point in it as it doesn’t teach any skill or get all the kids moving.  It is also dangerous and can promote bullying behaviors.  However, my students still ask … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Tag game

My first and second graders love tag games.  This is a fun spin on frozen tag. 4-5 blue yarn balls 3 red yarn balls The blue yarn balls represent “ice”.  Students with ice are “it” and try and tag others. … Continue reading

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How was your summer?

School is back in session and at my school PE specialty starts the very first day.  I like to get the kids moving in between some talking about rules and expectations.  This is a game I played on the first … Continue reading

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Pass the Pig

I like games that disguise that we are working on fitness.  In other words, I like to get them moving in a fun way so that they don’t realize they are working out.  This is a fun and easy game … Continue reading

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Builders and bulldozers

This is a commonly played game with many different names, including “wreck-it-ralph”.  If you haven’t tried it, the game is very active and always a favorite with my littlest students. Set-up cones and/or bowling pins randomly around the play space. … Continue reading

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