Category: K

Red Light Green Light

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: Red light: stop. Green light: go. One of the most basic ideas to use to practice basic routine and whistle sequences, as well as basic movement skills. Lots of different ideas and variations can be implemented to enhance this game.

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.

What Time Is It Mr. Wolf?

Grade level: K-2
Equipment: None
Game Description: The classic game of What Time Is It Mr. Wolf…the big bad wolf stands opposite from the group who keeps asking him what time it is. If it’s 10:00, the students take 10 steps closer. 5:00 and it’s 5 steps closer. Soon it will be LUNCH TIME and the wolf is hungry! The first player he chases and catches becomes the new wolf.

Knock em Downers & Pick em Uppers

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: Bowling pins or pylons
Game Description: Half knock em down, the other half picks em up! Cones or pins work great! This game can last as long as you want it to last, then switch roles. Lots of running, bending, crouching, and manipulating in this game. Read More →

Bean-Bag Tag

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: Bean bags
Game Description: Slide beanbags along the floor to tag other players in the foot. All players can run around and jump to dodge, but once there’s a beanbag in a player’s hand, they can no longer move around. When hit, players sit until a beanbag slides within reach. Read More →

Side Switchers

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: Dodgeballs
Game Description: This PE game called ‘Side Switchers’ matches two teams up against each other – each on one half of the gym. It’s a dodgeball game with a simple idea: when hit, that player must switch over to the other team, but before joining them, he must first touch the back wall on that side.

Parachute Game: Dizzy Dizzy

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: Parachute
Game Description: This parachute game gets students spinning in different directions, hence the name Dizzy Dizzy. Add in some of your own tasks or activities to this game!

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 →

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.

British Bulldog

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: The dog catcher calls out ‘British Bulldog’ from the middle, and the bulldogs attempt to run from one end to the other without getting caught. When caught, the players become taggers as the rounds continue, making it harder for the remaining bulldogs to get from end to end. This is one of the most common tag games out there, a must play!