Category: COVID-19 Games

Throw Up

Grade level: 3-6
Equipment: Tennis balls, beanbags
Game Description: Throw Up gets players throwing a ball up and down (and hopefully catching) multiple times whilst doing a series of other motions to make things a bit more interesting. When students miss a catch, they must lay on their backs and successfully complete a throw and catch before they can rejoin the rest of the group. This is a great game to practice hand-eye coordination while cruising around with momentum. Lots of variations to try out as well! Read More →

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 →

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 →

Hunter Hawks

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Hula hoops
Game Description: Communication is key in this game, as birds try to leave their tree nests safely so that the hunter hawks cannot land in them. Using hula hoops as the tree nests, students communicate and switch spots, but might end up becoming a hunter hawk looking for a new home. 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 →

4-Side Warmup

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: 4 cones
Game Description: This is a simple warm-up activity. Just as the name says, it’s a 4-sided warm-up. Using the lengths and widths of the gym, choose 4 warm-up actions or movements for your athletes to perform for as many repetitions as needed. As with any warm-up, always try to choose actions or motions that are related to the upcoming main activity. Read More →

Alphabet In Motion

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: Alphabet letter pages
Game Description: This game enhances student physical literacy by creating active spelling activities in PE class. Another combination of movement and literacy, in which students will run around from letter to letter, spelling out different words. Add in some exercises as well, and push for both a strong physical and mental workout! Read More →

Speedway

Grade level: 1-8
Equipment: 6 cones/pylons
Game Description: A fantastic running or dribbling game with lots of positive review. Teams will run or race on the Speedway, with players on each team taking turns cruising laps. A unique relay-style idea to get imaginations flowing and bodies moving. This is a continuous motion game with lots of room for variations. It can be played competitively or non-competitively. Read More →

Balloons

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: Balloons
Game Description: Using balloons, students will practice a whole pile of basic movement skills. Each student gets a balloon and will perform a list of actions: things like standing in front, jumping over, picking it up, balancing on a finger, etc, etc. A great beginners PE or beginning of the year physical education game.