This Kindergarten through 5th-grade activity puts a spin on traditional bingo. Each student gets a fitness bingo card. Finding a new partner for each exercise, students will do the exercise then sign their partner’s paper. Students will continue this until all spots have been filled. This lesson focuses on different exercises to move the whole body (psychomotor skills) as well as teamwork (affective skills).
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
Five or six fitness activities are arranged in the center (the pit) of a large circle outlined with marking spots (the race track). If desired, tumbling mats can be placed in the center of the race track to delineate the pit stop area. Students work with a partner and alternate running (or doing other locomotor movements) or rope jumping around the race track and going to the pit to perform a strength or flexibility exercise. A different exercise should be performed each time so students assure variety in their workout.
A demonstrative video is included in this resource.
This is a video created by Ben Pirillo that can be used for a class warm-up activity or during a fitness unit. Students choose a colored dot they think will win the race and perform the fitness activity associated with that colored dot. The dots "race" and students see if they chose the correct dot. This is a high-energy, fast-paced activity.
This is a simple agility course that will get students' heart rates up. Before, during, and after this activity, students should learn about agility and why it is important. This activity also incorporates heart rate. If heart rate monitors or heart rate bars are accessible, they can be used; if not, students can measure their heart rate manually.
This resource is a large collection of games and activities that are fitness focused. Most of these activities are geared towards cardio fitness.
This resource includes both written and visual descriptions.
This resource is a YouTube collection of videos focused on circus skills such as juggling, spinning plates, hula hoops, and balance. These videos can be projected as learning material for students or viewed by the teacher to enhance their own skills prior to teaching.
This activity is a quick warm-up created for 3-5 graders. The activity builds off previous knowledge of fitness concepts and skills such as jumping jacks, mountain climbers, burpees, etc.
This Field Day water activity allows students to work independently and together with their peers in a game setting. This activity is a Ketchup Bottle Tag. The object of the game is to tag other players by squirting them with your ketchup bottle. On the start signal, begin at a speed-walking pace. When your ketchup bottle is empty, move to a refill station, and hold plank position as long as you can while your teacher refills your bottle.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE Course of Study Resource Alignment Summit.