Category: Gr 5

Yoshi

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 →

HORSE

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Basketball
Game Description: The goal is to not be the HORSE. In this basketball shooting game, players must make the same shot that has been made by the player before them, or else they get a letter. So if your friend shoots from downtown and makes it, then you have to make that exact same shot, or you get a letter ‘H’. Fun little game to play with anywhere from 2-5 people.

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 →

Roadkill

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs
Game Description: Roadkill is a highly requested PE game where a group of animals attempts to run from one side to the other without getting hit by dodgeballs thrown by the throwers at the sides. When an animal is hit, he becomes ‘roadkill’ on the path and can then tag other animals as they run by. Modify and add any rules as you see fit to make it a safe game for your gym. Perhaps you’d like to change the name of this game for your students. Or perhaps not… Read More →

Serving Champs

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Volleyballs
Game Description: A great simple volleybal serving activity to practice serving reps and accuracy. Two teams of even numbers each start on their side of the court, all at the serving line. The players on one of the teams are each given a ball, as one team starts with the serves. Keep track of how many serves land in. Then it’s the other team’s turn to serve – keep track of how many of their serves landed in. Team with most points wins.

Around The World

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Basketballs
Game Description: Another basketball shooting game where players attempt to be the first to make it around the world by successfully making shots from different spots around the hoop. At each shooting spot, players can take a 2nd chance if they miss the first, however, if they miss their chance, then they must return to the beginning. Another great shooting game for PE class.

Knockout (Soccer)

Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: Soccerballs
Game Description: Students dribble their soccer balls in the playing area, while at the same time trying to kick away other students soccer balls to knock them out of the game. Good game to practice control and awareness during the dribbling skill. Read More →

Stations

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.

4-Corner Dodgeball

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs, pylons
Game Description: 4-corner dodgeball starts with 4 teams in their corners. When players are hit, they join the team that hit them. If one team is left with no players, the space opens up for another team. Lots of action, dodging, throwing, rolling, and fun. Read More →