Category Archives: Kindergarten

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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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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