Category Archives: Games

Multiplication Pyramid

Combining movement with brain work is a great way to improve learning and I am trying to do more of this in my classes.  This week I tried this fun game that combines practice on multiplication skills with cardio movement. … Continue reading

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Rob the Cookie Jar Scooter Style

Scooter games are one of my kids favorite activities.  This one was fun with soccer balls so I adapted it for a scooter version that my classes just loved. Equipment:  hula hoop for every 4-5 students, lots of bean bags, … Continue reading

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Merry Go Round Parachute Game

Here is another fun parachute activity that my students love . . . I begin by having them pull the parachute tight.  Tell them to lean backwards and let the parachute hold them up. Then walk in a circle together … Continue reading

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Cat and Mouse Parachute Game

Parachute activities are a favorite with all my students.  They always cheer when I bring out the parachute!  This is our very favorite game: Cat and Mouse Class sits in a circle with the parachute covering their legs. One child … Continue reading

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Rob the Cookie Jar — Soccer Style

This game is an adaptation of the traditional “Rob the Cookie Jar”.  I used it for my 3rd and 4th graders to practice their soccer dribbling skills. Set up a large playing area with hula hoops arranged in a big … Continue reading

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Soccer Golf

We have been practicing soccer skills, mainly different kinds of kicks in PE this month.  This game was a fun, quick way to practice. Students find a partner Each partnership needs 1 ball and 1 hula hoop You need a … Continue reading

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“Mission Possible” fitness tasks

Today was one of those days where everything went perfect!  My students responded to this game with such enthusiasm and it was really fun.  It was our “mission possible” fitness day.  Here is what we did: I divided the class … Continue reading

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Double Tag

My classes love to play tag games and this one adds a little extra fitness: Divide playing area in half using cones to mark dividing line.  Use 2 cones in each area to mark a “door”.  There is a tag … Continue reading

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Centipede Relay

Centipede Relay is a fun game that can be played indoors or outdoors.  It is a good cardiovascular activity as the students really get moving, but can be done in smaller spaces.  The game works with small or large groups; … Continue reading

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Rock, Paper, Scissors made active

I have several versions of rock, paper, scissors that are easy to add-in as needed to any lesson.  They are also good for regular classroom teachers to use when their students need a break.  They are fast, require no equipment … Continue reading

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