Category: Gr 8

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 →

Kings Court

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Volleyball, volleyball net
Game Description: King’s Court is an idea that can be used in many sports…commonly volleyball, badminton, and basketball. When successful, players advance their way into the King’s Court. Upon losing a match or round, they start back at the beginning and work their way back up. This game rewards the stronger or advanced athletes or teams, but doesn’t take away opportunity from anyone.

21

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Basketball
Game Description: 21 is perhaps the most popular shooting game for basketball. The idea is simple: be the first to reach 21 points. Normally played in pairs or threes, players take turns shooting for 1 or 2 points – unless you’re really good, you could make it to 21 without your opponent even having a chance to shoot! Great game for practicing free throws (foul shots).

4-Goal Soccer

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Soccer balls, 4 goals
Game Description: 4 Goal Soccer is another popular soccer PE game, especially with larger groups. 4 nets are set-up on each side. 4 teams go at it with whatever soccer rules the teacher wants to implement. Teams can score in any net except their own – that’s obvious. Definitely worth taking a look at; lots of movement, exercise, and skill development potential in this game.

Beachball Kickers

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: 2 beachballs, mats
Game Description: Beachball Kickers is a unique soccer-volleyball, Sepak Takraw type game. Players pass and kick the beachballs up in the air, attempting to score into the target area. There are two (or more) teams who work together to move the beachballs around, but no hands allowed.

Doctor Dodgeball

Grade level: 1-8
Equipment: 4 scooters, dodgeballs, mats (optional)
Game Description: Good old Dr. Dodgeball… when players are hit, they must sit down. The doctors will come by with their scooter ambulances and pick them up, bring them to the hospital, then the player is good to go back into the game. Careful that the doctor doesn’t get hit!

Fitness Relays

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Various
Game Description: In Fitness Relays, players will divide into teams. These teams will each stand in a line across from a mat. Choose a fitness activity, for example jumping jacks, and let the relays begin! Switch up the exercises and reps and let players get a good workout!