Category Archives: Kindergarten

Animal warm-up

  Add some fun and creativity to your warm-ups with this animal warm-up.   It is perfect for your youngest students! Set up 4 or more cones around the perimeter of your space.  As children enter, instruct them to choose … Continue reading

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Warm-up dance for Christmastime

I am very insecure when it comes to teaching dances.  However, this particular dance is so cute and easy that even I can remember and teach it.  I used it as a warm-up activity because it gets your heart rate … Continue reading

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Using stations/centers/rotations in PE class

A popular day in my PE class is when we do “PE centers” (or rotation stations).  As many classroom teachers use centers as a way to teach small groups, the students are familiar with rotating through different stations and like … Continue reading

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Kindergarten and spatial awareness

One of my main objectives with my kindergarten classes is to teach them spatial awareness and control.  We do a lot of games that have them moving around the gym in random patterns trying to keep them from “popping bubbles”. … 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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Scoops and Balls

We have some fun new equipment at our school this year:  plastic scoops and wiffle balls.  I used the equipment in two separate lessons with my youngest classes. Lesson 1: Each person has a scoop and their own ball.  I … 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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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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Animal movement warm-up idea

Last week in class, I taught my animal movement lesson plan (see here).  Today I wanted to do something new with my warm-ups so I tried this: Set up 6 cones spaced apart in the gym Label each cone with … Continue reading

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