In Jake The Hungry Snake, students get to explore the difference between healthy foods and unhealthy foods all while engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity! With the help of the “Food Is Fuel” Nutrition Card Pack, students will get to discover the nutritional value of different foods and reflect on what makes a food healthy or not.
Chuck The Chicken is a classic striking and fielding game that is perfect for helping students develop their understanding of how to utilize open space in order to increase their chances of scoring points when on offence. Be sure to check out the Chuck The Chicken Game Pack to access a PDF printout of this game (which is perfect for lesson plans) as well as the assessment tools I designed for it!
Space Invaders is one of my students favourite games and one of the most effective activities I use to help students master the critical elements of underhand throwing. Check out the game video to see how I bake instruction and assessment into the activity. Also, be sure to check out the FMS Manipulative Skill Posters that I use in this game!
Rodeo Roundup is my go-to game when it comes to introducing my students to the important keys of galloping. I actually used to call the game Sable Island (shoutout to any Nova Scotia teachers), but one of my students came up with this fun, alliteration-fueled name instead. Be sure to check out the FMS Locomotor Skill Posters in the Shop if you’re looking for visuals to help support your students’ learning!
Snow Forts is a super fun fundamental movement skills game that is perfect for having your students practice their throwing! I love to play this game during the winter months and especially around the Holidays! The squad rotations in this game can be a little tricky to keep track of. To help you out, I created a squad rotation schedule that you can download for free!
Snowman Blitz is an awesome cooperation game for physical education that I love to play outside in the snow during the winter months! To play the game, you will need to download, print and laminate (optional, but useful if you’re playing in the snow) the Builder’s List Item Cards that I made. They are available as a free download!
Rock Paper Scissors Tug-O-War is an exciting Health & Fitness game that can help your students explore two of the skill-related components of fitness: speed and reaction time! I help my students better understand the skill-related components of fitness by using my Fitness Component Concept Cards. I’ve also used this game during my initial unit of the school year as a fun way to introduce conflict resolution systems. Learn more about that in this blog post.
Treasure Grab is a Fundamental Movement Skills game that will help your student develop their dribbling with feet skill. The game was adapted from OPEN‘s K-2 Foot Skills Learning Module. Be sure to create your free OPEN account in order to access the full learning module!
Here’s my take on one of the oldest chasing and fleeing PE Games: What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf? Mr. Wolf is a Chasing and Fleeing game that allows students to focus on simple offensive and defensive strategies. It can be played in your gym or outdoors and is great for elementary level students. If you are looking for information on how I use this game in my teaching, be sure to check out the Chasing & Fleeing Games Teacher Pack!