Category: Gr 5

Sleep Tag

Grade Level: 1-5
Equipment: 2 ‘wands’ (foam paddles, noodles, or racquets)
Game Description: Turn one half of the lights off so that one side of the gym is night time, and the other half is day time. The actual tag game takes place in the daytime side, but when players get tagged they travel over to the nighttime side and pretend to sleep there. 2 fairies come by and tap the sleeping players with a wand so they wake up and return back to the tag game on the day side. Read More →

Red-Light Green-Light Dribbling

Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: Basketballs
Game Description: This P.E. game has students practice basic start and stop signals, as well as the dribbling skill in basketball. It’s the typical red means stop, green means go game but with the added difficulty of dribbling the basketball (but no double dribble)!


Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: 2 basketballs
Game Description: What a fun shooting game! Players can get really sweaty; a good sign of healthy exercise. This continuous shooting game gives lots of reps of practice for the shooting skill. Even when players get knocked out of the game, they can either cheer on their friends who are left in the game or go shooting around on another hoop. This is a definite must-play physical education game, especially as a part of a basketball unit.

Bench Ball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: 2 benches, dodgeballs
Game Description: Bench ball is arguably one of the best low organized throwing and catching games. The goal is to be the first team to get your players onto the bench. But how do you get on the bench? Your ball must be caught by your teammate(s) who are already on the bench. Every catch adds another player to the bench. Teams can guard and block as well to increase the challenge. Lots of fun to be had by all, and lots of skill work and development as well. 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!

Pizza Tag

Grade level: 2-5
Equipment: None
Game Description: There’s a chef who’s ready to cook some pizzas. And then there are 3 types of toppings who try to run across to the other side without getting tagged by the chef. When tagged, players go into the oven, but only for awhile. This game is best played when students get to choose what toppings they’d like to be. Sometimes it gets pretty creative! Either way, lots of running, and lots of fun. Read More →

Swamp Ball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: 2 mats, dodgeballs
Game Description: Swampball is the most popular game at physedgames. In fact, it is also a definite student favorite. This team dodgeball game places ‘swamps’ down on each side where players will get stuck in. Read More →


Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Basketball
Game Description: 3-on-3 basketball is a great way to play a scrimmage-type game using only 1 net. It’s great for practicing screens, picks and rolls, give and gos, triangles, cuts, and all other fundamental basketball skills. Many lunch hours have been spend in the gym playing good old 3 on 3 basketball.

3-Ball Soccer

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: 3 soccer balls
Game Description: For more action, and more touches, play 3 ball soccer. It’s essentially a big soccer game with the added bonus of 2 more soccer balls. Great to play especially with large classes or groups of students.


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 →