Category: Gr 5

Team Memory

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Beanbags, frisbees or bowls
Game Description: This game is a must play! Players work together both physically and mentally to collect their teams beanbags that are hidden beneath cover. It’s a memory game, so some sharp thinking is needed to be successful. It’s also a movement game, where speed can be advantageous. Read More →

The Serving Game (Volleyball)

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Volleyballs, net
Game Description: Great game to practice serving, after learning the proper technique. Lots of reps and serving accuracy is accomplished in this mini-game that groups one team up against another to be the team with the best serving accuracy. A must-try as part of a volleyball unit. 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 →

Hourglass Relay

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: None
Game Description: Hourglass Relay is a continuous running and cardio-building activity that gets students moving in the shape of an hourglass. Depending on the group, you can adjust speed of the activity – slow, medium, fast. With a sports team, it might be a great sprinting activity. With a physical education class, it might be a great jogging activity or student choice for speed. Simple yet effective. Read More →



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!


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 →

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.

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 →


Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: Bases, baseball bat, ball
Game Description: Blasterball is a lead-up game to baseball, or a modified version of baseball for the PE class. The fielding team spreads out in the field, and the batting team takes turns batting. Once the ball is hit, the batter must round ALL THE BASES before the fielding team can successfully complete 5 passes. There’s no stopping at the bases, just go, go, go!