Category: Gr 3

Man From Mars

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: ‘Man from Mars can you take us to the stars?’ – Only if you’re wearing the color green!  The Man from Mars tries to tag the runners who are wearing the colors he calls out. Each round he calls out a new color. Anyone tagged joins him in the middle to help. Another imaginative type of physical education game, tag-style. 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 →

Zone Dodgeball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Pylons, dodgeballs
Game Description: This dodgeball game divides teams into 4 seperate playing areas in the corners, with a running zone through the middle. When a player is hit, he must enter the running zone and successfully run from one end back to the other without getting hit, and then he can rejoin his team. Another unique twist to a dodgeball idea for PE class. Read More →

Hoop Pass

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Hula Hoop
Game Description: Team-building game. A group holds hands in a circle or line and passes a hula hoop from player to player without breaking the chain-link. Not as easy as it sounds! Time trials, team vs. team, or large group are all fun ways to play this game.

Teacher’s Revenge

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs
Game Description: Time for the teacher to get some revenge! In this game, only the teacher can touch the dodgeballs and go after the students! Chase them, and don’t let them get away. It’s YOUR time to have some fun. Put in whatever rules you’d like, whether or not the teacher must throw at the feet, etc. Great PE game for relationship building.


Grade level: K-5
Equipment: None
Game Description: In the Pacman physical education game, all players must stay on the lines. The Pacman will go around clapping his hands together like a giant Pacman mouth, trying to tag the other players. Once tagged, players also become a Pacman until everyone has been caught – then it’s time for a new round! Great for spatial awareness and switching directions.

Fitness Dodgeball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Pinnies, dodgeballs
Game Description: In Fitness Dodgeball, the ‘Personal Trainers’ (the taggers) will go around trying to throw the ball at the players running around. When hit, the players must perform some action such as pushups, situps, jumping jacks, before getting back into the game. Dodging, running, throwing, rolling, and a variety of exercises makes for an active PE game.

Fitness Ball Run

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Any type of ball
Game Description: Fitness Ball Run is a fitness warm-up type activity that’s simple to set-up and simple to do! Players start by forming a line. That line will jog throughout the playing area. While they jog, they pass a ball back from person to person, and when it gets to the last person in line, that person sprints up to the front with the ball, and becomes the new leader. The game continues like that for a certain amount of time.

Great Wall

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: This tag game is similar to a British Bulldog style game, except when players are tagged, they start forming a wall across the middle that increasingly grows bigger as more players are tagged. Players who aren’t tagged will try to dodge the tagger, but also must go under, around, or passed the wall without making contact. Try it out and form your own Great Wall in your gym! Read More →

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.