Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money is a fun warm-up game that incorporates a little math.  I used fake bills in $1, $5, $10, $20, and $50 denominations.  Each bill had and exercise written on the back such as “complete 20 jumping jacks” or ” do a […]

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 player and one beach ball […]

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, 6 types of balls, and […]

basketball skills game

We have started a basketball unit in 5th and 6th grades.  I wanted a fun way for them to work on the skills before we jumped into games.  I have my classes previously divided up into 4 groups (see this post).  I made four sets […]

Team captains

I divide my 5th and 6th grade classes into 4 teams or squads (about 8 students per team).  I assign each team a captain.  I have found this to be helpful in so many ways.  I live in a very active sports-oriented community.  By 5th […]