Category Archives: Games

9 Square — with a twist!

This is a fun indoor game idea that my students absolutely loved!  It is a take-off from traditional 4 square and made use of the large stability exercise ball that I bought last year.  You need stability balls for each … Continue reading

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Crazy basketball

This is a just-for-fun type game I used to round up my basketball unit.  My 5th and 6th grade students had fun with it and it scaled the competitiveness down for my more timid students. Each team had 2 lists, … Continue reading

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Another frisbee game!

I called this game “frisbee baseball” and I think it is my new favorite frisbee game.  I have been using it with 3rd and 4th graders, but I also think it would work with 5/6. Prior to this game, we … Continue reading

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1st Day games

Today was the first day of school.  One of the things I like to work on with my students as we begin PE class is finding partners quickly.  I also like to mix movement in with learning the rules.  This … Continue reading

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Sharks and Lifeguards

Sharks and Lifeguards is a classic parachute game.  I have been hesitant to play it in the past due to the potential roughness of the game.  I decided to give it a try this year with some added caution.  It … Continue reading

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Straddle Ball

Here is a quick and easy game that doesn’t require a lot of equipment.  It also can be done in small spaces so it works well for classroom teachers that want to get kids moving a bit. Students get in … Continue reading

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Noodle Ninja

This game is a favorite with my classes and is especially effective with 3rd and 4th grades.  It is good for cardio exercise and to get the class mixing together and playing with lots of different friends.  It is also … Continue reading

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“UNO” warm-up game

I pulled out an old set of “UNO” cards this week and used them for a quick and easy warm-up with my K, 1, and 2 classes. Give each child an UNO card.  Assign each color a locomotor movement.  For … Continue reading

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“Frozen” tag

Does anyone else have young classes that are obsessed with the movie Frozen?  My students love it when I put on Frozen music for them to listen to while we are doing our activities.  We have danced with ribbon wands … Continue reading

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beach-volley game

In 5th and 6th grade we have been working on the volleyball skills of bump and set.  At the end of each class period we played this game with a beach ball to practice the skills in a fun way. … Continue reading

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