Category: Fun

Bag The Beanbag

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Beanbags
Game Description: Teams try to bring beanbags back to their own side by balancing them on their head and returning safely from the opposite side. But timing is everything, since once on the opposing team side, players can get tagged. There’s a good variety of skill and strategy to be accomplished in this game, including balance, communication, teamwork, chasing, fleeing, and rescue. Read More →


Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: 8 mats, dodgeballs, cones
Game Description: Topple over the skyscrapers with dodgeballs – what a blast! 4 teams, each in a corner, start by building their skyscraper using exercise mats standing on their ends. On the signal, players then start chucking the dodgeballs at the opposing teams skyscraper. This game can get fairly intense – lots of sweating and laughter. Read More →

The Question Game

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: None
Game Description: Do you have brown hair? Do you have an older brother? Do you have a birthday in January? These types of questions can be asked in ‘The Question Game’, where students attempt to make it across to the other side without getting tagged. Players can only run if the question pertains to them. As more and more players get tagged, more and more become the tagger in the middle and it gets more difficult for the runners. Try it out and come up with your own questions. Read More →

Planning A Field Day

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Various
Game Description: Planning a Field Day and feeling a little bit overwhelmed? Take a look at this video for some tips and tricks to hopefully help lighten the load a little bit. Event ideas, things to think about, mapping out the locations in the field, point systems, etc are discussed. Make your field day a memorable one for everyone involved!

Silent Ball

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Ball
Game Description: This game is actually best saved for the classroom, when the gym is unavailable or for an indoor recess kind of thing. It’s a target throwing game where students will stay in the game as long as they stay successful with their throws and catches. There’s a twist though – they also must stay silent the entire time, and they also must stay standing on their chairs. The activity level isn’t very high, however, it’s a fun idea that has students use non-verbal communication skills as well as throwing and catching skills. A student favourite when it comes to classroom games.


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.

Treasure Hunters

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Bean-bags, hula-hoops
Game Description: Treasure Hunters will seek out treasure and plunder it from the other teams treasure boxes! Non-stop action and fun, players must think strategy and timing in this game. There are 4 teams going at it for a set amount of time…who can plunder the most! Read More →

Steal The Bacon

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Scarf, flag, or object
Game Description: Steal The Bacon is a classic game. Two teams face off with the goal of trying to earn points each round by stealing the bacon in the middle and bringing it back to their own team without getting tagged.  There is room for variation in this game as you see fit; perhaps add in some math equations where the answer to the problem is the number of the players who run! Read More →


Grade level: K-2
Equipment: None
Game Description: Such a simple warm-up game! Choose a theme – for example, the jungle. Then students can choose a jungle animal that they will pretend to be, perhaps a monkey or parrot, and spend a minute moving around like that animal, making the animal noises. After a minute, change the theme. For example, the arctic. Students will then choose an arctic animal like a penguin or seal and do the same thing.

Gaga Ball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Soft bouncy ball, playing area
Game Description: Gaga Ball gets players inside a mini-arena and has them strike the ball at eachother below the knee, trying to eliminate each other from the ring. Once eliminated, players jump to the outside of the ring and wait there until the teacher yells out jailbreak or until a new round begins. Works on dodging, striking, and agility.