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Let's Play Outside!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Here are 14 games for you to bring to summer camp, a neighborhood gathering, or a birthday party!
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Shoot the Bacon!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Delight your young athletes by leading this fun twist on a classic blacktop PE game.
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Get Your Class Outside and Moving with Kickball!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Revitalize your class's PE time with this innovative version of the classic game.
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Nutrition and Physical Education Activities in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
You can promote health and wellness using nutrition activities and lessons. With physical education activities and suggestions about snack times, you can help impvove the habits of the youngsters under your charge. 
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BMI: Body Mass Indicator

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover their body weight and composition. In this health lesson, students use a body mass indicator to identify their percentage of body fat. Students develop an exercise plan and record progress throughout a month.
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Chicago White Sox Win World Series

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. In this current events activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion...
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Twidditch

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Twidditch is based on the Harry Potter made up game of Quidditch. Quidditch is played on flying broomsticks and since that seems to be an impossibility for a regular PE class, Twidditch is played on rolling scooter boards. The game, the...
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Character Traits in Fables

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this instructional activity is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral...
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Interdisciplinary Unit On Wellness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a portfolio throughout their middle school years on wellness. Students explore their awareness of the connections between health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences with particular emphasis on the areas...
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The Circulatory System--Part VI

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars outline a body on butcher paper. Students fill in the circulatory system using materials of various textures. Young scholars decorate all the parts of the circulatory system with art articles, like buttons, yarn, etc.
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Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...
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Decimal Baseball

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young mathematicians represent recorded information in decimal form. In this decimals lesson, learners play a "classroom friendly" basketball game in which pupils take 10 shots. Number of shots made out of 10 is recorded as a fraction...
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Good Sportsmanship Leads to Home Run

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils share examples of good sportsmanship, then read a news article about a team helping an injured player score a home run. The teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news...
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Basketball Dribbling Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A gold mine of basketball dribbling drills! There are an assorted variety of drills here to keep those players busy. Some involve cooperation, some competition, but all of them are about practicing dribbling.
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Fitness Walking Class

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Fitness Walking Class unit is well-organized, and you could use the skeleton of this unit to organize your own Fitness Walking Class. Use pedometers to keep track of steps, write in journals, and get other people to walk with you....
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Cardio Kickball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Fast, furious, and fun! An action packed kickball game that keeps everyone moving; that's why it's called cardio kickball. This game can be played inside a gym or outside on a field.
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Ultimate Deck Tennis

For Teachers 4th - 10th
The title is misleading because this is more of a keep away game with the ability to score points. This lesson plan has two groups playing against each other using a deck ring, but a frisbee, or a nerf football could also be used since...
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Parkour Meets Trampolining

For Students 6th - 10th
The Learning Network has created 7 questions on the posted video "Parkour Meets Trampolining". This is a really cool video and will stimulate much discussion among your class. There is a lot of room to create new questions to help pupils...
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Games on Echolocation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Get a little batty with life science! This fun simulation game replicates how bats use echolocation to hunt moths in their native Hawaiian habitat. After creating blind folds and discussing some basic principles of echolocation, young...
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How Many Organisms Live Here?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students observe pond organisms through a sample from a pond. In this pond organisms lesson, students use a pail and scoop from the bottom of the pond to take a sampling.  Students analyze the organisms removed from the pond and predict...
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Super Soil

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare the organic matter found in soil. In this soil lesson, students compare a commercial garden mix soil to their local soil and determine which has more organic material.
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Olympic Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
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Healthy Snacks Project Lesson

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
After learning why it is important to limit salt, fat, and sugar in their diets, divide your class into pairs or groups to complete this project. Each group will create two charts: unhealthy and healthy foods. They will cut out food...
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Souper Art

For Teachers K - 6th
Turn your young artists into great marketing specialists with this fun lesson plan! They will turn ordinary soup cans into exciting choices for dinner by recreating the can label. This is a fantastic project to connect art, advertising,...