Category: K

Heart Smart

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: Heart Smart ties together health smarts with physical activity (both are obviously important for everyone so why not give it a try!)  It’s a quick game that can be used as a warm-up or movement break. Read More →

Ants On A Log

Grade level: K-6
Equipment: None
Game Description: Ants on a Log is a teamwork or team-building strategy game. The Ants (students) stand in an initial order on the log (a line or a bench). The goal is that the players attempt to reverse their position or order without falling off the log Read More →

Crazy Ball Soccer

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Various soft or foam balls
Game Description: Great for any grade or age level, Crazy Ball Soccer is basically a soccer game with a little bit of attitude. Set-up a soccer game as normal, except that instead of just using a soccer ball, add in whatever crazy equipment you might have to kick around! Some tested equipment that works well in this game are foam footballs, large foam dice, or beach balls – use all of them at the same time and watch them bounce all crazy-like around the field or gym as the players try to kick them. Add in whatever rules desired when it comes to goalies, points, etc. Read More →

Old Grey Cat

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: Old Grey Cat is a great game for younger students. It’s a fleeing and chasing game with a chant that will get stuck in your head and annoy you for the rest of the day: ‘We are weak little birds way up in a tree, you’re an old grey cat and you can’t catch me’. Read More →

Dead Ant Tag

Grade level: K-5
Equipment: None
Game Description: Hilarious idea for a simple tag game: if a player gets tagged, he must turn over on his back and put arms and legs up in the air like a dead ant on its back. To get back up? 4 players who aren’t tagged must attach themselves to an arm or leg and then that player is free. Read More →

Minefield

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Variety
Game Description: Dump a bunch of random equipment along the playing area, just a whole lotta stuff – anything you have, really. Each piece of equipment represents a mine in the minefield. Then watch the fun begin as partners lead one another blindfolded through the minefield, trying not to step on a mine. If a mine is stepped on, it’s either back to the beginning, or do some jumping jacks, or create your own rule! Pairs can race against each other, or time trials, or however you see this working best for your PE class. Communication and team-building at its best. Read More →

The Video Camera Game

Grade level: K-5
Equipment: None
Game Description: Very simple warm-up game with a simple idea: the teacher calls out familiar actions that you would find on a video camera – play, stop, rewind, fast forward, etc. For each word that’s called out, the students will have to perform the related action within the playing area. Call random orders and mix it up! Switch leaders after awhile too to create their own patterns or sequences. Here’s what we have to get you started: Read More →