Category: Fun

Parachute Game: Cat & Mouse

Grade Level: 1-6
Equipment: Parachute
Game Description: The mouse scurries underneath the parachute, unseen by the cat, who tries to catch him while the other players wave the parachute. This is the most requested Parachute game in physical education class. Give every student a chance to be the cat, or the mouse, or both.

Parachute Game: Popcorn

Grade Level: 1-6
Equipment: Parachute
Game Description: It’s time to make some popcorn! In this simple game, players turn the parachute into a frying pan. As the pan heats up, the parachute starts waving fast. When it’s at max heat and max speed, throw a bunch of dodgeballs on the parachute and watch the popcorn pop! A quick science and physical education lesson at the same time.


Grade level: 1-4
Equipment: 4 mats, pinnies
Game Description: Round up the puppies to their homes. 4 teams each get a chance to chase after each other; the puppies flee from the catchers! Great game to play with music in the background to get things pumping. Read More →

Obstacle Courses

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Huge variety
Game Description: Time to be creative! Dig out a bunch of equipment, ask the students to help out, and spend some time building the most creative obstacle course you can think of. Then it’s time to have some fun and travel through the course. Incorporate a variety of movement and transport skills!


Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: 3 exercise balls, dodgeballs
Game Description: Powerball is intense. It’s a target throwing game to get the heart-rate and excitement up! Teams throw dodgeballs at large exercise balls in order to push them passed the opposing teams goal line. Points are scored everytime that happens. Try it out sometime! Read More →


Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: Pinnies, 2 mats
Game Description: In the PE strategy game Yoshi, teams attempt to be the first to get all of their players on the opposite island. Similar strategy to that of Capture The Flag, this game requires some thinking, timing, and teamwork to get everyone over first without getting caught. It’s a tag-based game with different variables to consider. Very, very enjoyable game. Read More →

Frisbee Golf

Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: Frisbees, hula hoops, pylons
Game Description: A great game to test out and practice throwing accuracy and targeting for frisbee. Create different holes at varying distances, with different pars for the course. See how many throws it takes to hit the target at each hole! Read More →

Parachute Game: Dizzy Dizzy

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: Parachute
Game Description: This parachute game gets students spinning in different directions, hence the name Dizzy Dizzy. Add in some of your own tasks or activities to this game!

Tail Swipe

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Tails (flags or scarves)
Game Description: Grab the tails off of other players, but try not to lose yours! This is an action-packed game that gets students moving and laughing. It’s a great stand-alone physical education game, or a fun lead-up game to flag football. Read More →


Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Variety
Game Description: Here’s the basic idea of setting up stations in the gym. Lots of different things you can do in stations: equipment practice, skillwork, tag games, fitness, etc. The video gives a list of some specific ideas to help get you started.