Category: Warm-up

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 →

Hop, Skip, Gallop

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: What are some ways to move from one end of the gym to the other? Walking, running, jogging, hopping, skipping, galloping, jumping, lunging, knees-up, etc, etc. Practice basic transportation skills in this simple physical education game idea.

Jet Ball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: 2 dodgeballs
Game Description: Jetball is a personal favorite. This is a warm-up or mini-game that really gets players sweating. Two throwers work together to contact the runners as they try to make it from end to end each round without getting hit. Once players have been hit, they must sit on the ground where they can tag others as they run by. Read More →

Scooter Relays

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: scooters, pylons
Game Description: Scooter Relays is self-explanatory. Students race on scooter boards around cones in a relay-style game. Lots of ways to add variation. Try it out in your PE class.