Warming Up and Cooling Down Teacher Resources

Make pulled muscles a thing of the past with these warm up and cool down activities.
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Fun Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
"Fun Dance" is a 32-count dance of some very basic dance moves. Walking forward, walking backward, grapevines left, grapevines right, some punching arm moves, and some swimming arm moves. Put on some upbeat music and get movin'.
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Soccer - Lesson 18 - 1st Round of the World Cup

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Lesson 18 in this 20 lesson soccer unit is really just the 1st round of the World Cup class soccer tournament. This is not really a lesson, but is inserted into the unit as a place holder for the days activity. All the players are busy...
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Heart Day

For Teachers K - 5th
This is a nice idea to introduce elementary learners to the importance of heart fitness. They will see first hand by doing some dancing how the heart beats differently and discuss which way is better to get the heart in shape. This is an...
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I See

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars play a form of the game "I Spy" with their teacher in their physical education class. They respond with a locomotor skill to a teacher command.
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Fun Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners perform a dance step in physical education class. They move to the beat of the music, counting eight beats to a set of movements. Students walk forward four counts and do two jumping jacks. They walk backwards four counts and do...
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Form and 5 Iron

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study the basic golf swing and try to hit a target 10 feet wide and 20 feet away using a 5 Iron, 2 out of 4 times.
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Straights and Curves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students improve aerobic fitness through running and walking.
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Benefits of Cycling

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss cycling and create a list of good effects from cycling.  In this cycling lesson, 4th graders design a leaflet or poster to encourage cycling. Students debate the benefits of cycling. 
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Who Let the Dogs Out Tag/Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students get a stuffed animal (chicken, dog or rabbit). When the "Bunny Hop" music is playing, all students perform the dance. When "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays, the "dogs" chase (via walking) the chickens and rabbits. If tag
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Happy Feet=Healthy Body

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the benefits of regular exercise.  In this physical health studies activity, 4th graders create visual demonstrations to track their progress with physical fitness related goals.  Students discuss various types of...
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Overhand Throwing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify critical components of overhand throwing and demonstrate how to throw overhand properly. For this overhand throwing lesson plan, students throw in teams.
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Hoop Fun

For Teachers K
Students practice following directions. They work on rhythm skills, flexibility, coordination, and cooperation. They use hoops to practice a variety of rhythm and flexibility activities.
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Cooperation Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm a definition for the word cooperation. As a class, they participate in a game in which they try to avoid the taggers. In groups, they surround a tag classmate and help them get to safety. To end the lesson, they share...
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Ghostbusters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students tag classmate with balls.
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Badminton

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders, after exploring the concept that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction, assess the rules of badminton. They study how to keep score in a match,...
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Pennsylvania Walkers Club

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils participate in an school-wide walking club. Students choose a destination in Pennsylvania they would like to visit. After plotting the best way to get their using a map, the walk each day and record their distance in miles on a...
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Fitness Lottery

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners practice fitness components at the beginning of class.
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Everybody It

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students are in scattered formation within the playing area. The activity begins with all of students being "it". They move about the general space tagging various classmates while avoiding being tagged.
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Mission "Possible" Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students elevate their heart rate and practice fitness skills. They work together to complete a list of exercises simultaneously.
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Fun Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students perform activities to practice locomotor skills. They walk for a specified number of steps and then do jumping jacks. Students grapevine, swim, and perform the crawl stroke.
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Bathtime Fun

For Teachers K
Students recognize the importance of bathing and to identify parts that should be washed in the bath tub. Theyl name different parts they wash in the tub (ex. face, ears, arms, hands, legs, feet, stomach/tummy, and back)
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Straights and Curves

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students stride the straights and walk the curves on a track in order to improve physical fitness. They work on varied lengths for the strides and walks.
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Bear, Bee, and Bunny

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students enter the gym. Teacher hands out the 3 animals to 3 different students. They with the animals are the taggers. One at a time, each tagger calls out a different locomotor movement to travel in (preferably running is NOT a choice).
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Excuse Me

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in a game where one student is "the tagger." The tagger holds an object in their hand to signify they are the tagger. They attempt to move through the playing area attempting to tag other players with their...

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