Physical Education/Health


  • Deal or No Deal

    In this exciting video for grades 2 through 5, students get to unite the cognitive and psychomotor skills.  Students pick a card with an exercise such as 20 crunches on it. They then decide whether to take the deal by showing a thumbs-up or to decline the deal by showing a thumbs-down. Students may pass once and then must perform the exercise on the second card they select.

    This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

    Grades: 2-5
  • Deal or No Deal Lesson Plan

    This lesson is very similar to the popular television show Deal or No Deal. Students are chosen one by one to pick an exercise card. Once a card is selected they decide if they want to take the deal by showing a thumbs-up or decline the deal by showing a thumbs-down. If the first exercise is declined then the class must perform the exercise on the second card drawn. This lesson concentrates mostly on the use of psychomotor skills.

    Grades: 2-5
  • Active Deck of Cards

    Read playing cards to find out how many repetitions of each exercise to do. Then exercise along with the kids in the video to improve your number recognition and fitness level at the same time.
    Grades: K-5
  • Active Deck of Cards: Lesson Plan

    Read playing cards so the suit determines the type of physical activity, and the face value determines the number of repetitions. This lesson plan describes a twenty to twenty five minute series of activities that require a deck of cards for each group and can be easily tweaked to work in most elementary classrooms.
    Grades: K-5, 13+
  • Fun In Fitness

    In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students have fun in fitness as they follow along with their teacher as she walks them through a variety of exercises and stretches targeting the whole body. Using their psychomotor and cognitive skills, students get a good exercise and stretch.

    This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Fun In Fitness Lesson Plan

    In this lesson, students follow along as their teacher walks them through a variety of exercises and stretches targeting the whole body. This can be done with or without music. This lesson focuses mainly on psychomotor and cognitive skills.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Are You Stronger Than a 5th Grade Teacher?

    Students have a blast in this 3rd through 5th grade video competing against their teacher in this game of fitness and fun! Students pick an exercise to execute such as push-ups or squat jumps and gain points if the class can outlast their teacher in performing that exercise.Students have a blast in this 3rd through 5th grade video competing against their teacher in this game of fitness and fun! Students pick an exercise to execute such as push-ups or squat jumps and gain points if the class can outlast their teacher in performing that exercise.

    This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Are You Stronger Than a 5th Grade Teacher? Lesson Plan

    This lesson is a spin-off of the popular television show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Students are chosen one by one to pick an exercise card that will also have a point value on it. Once a card is selected as a class, students perform that exercise for one minute to see if they can outlast their teacher. If the teacher falls first then the students get the points but if the teacher outlasts the students then he/she gets the points. This lesson concentrates mostly on the use of psychomotor skills.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Brain Break- I See Animals

    In this Kindergarten through 2nd grade interactive video, students act out animal movements for a short brain break. Using different cues, the teacher will call out various animals such as a monkey or eagle which the students will then emulate. This activity focuses largely on psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

    Grades: K-2
  • Brain Break- I See Animals Lesson Plan

    In this interactive lesson, students act out animal movements for a short brain break. Using different cues, the teacher will call out various animals such as a monkey or eagle which the students will then emulate. This activity focuses largely on psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

    Grades: K-2
  • Fitness Charades

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade version of charades helps students get up and moving while putting a fun twist on the classic game. The teacher calls out various acts in different sports such as swinging a golf club, batting a baseball and serving a tennis ball. As each is called out, the students act them as if they were in that sport. This video engages students with psychomotor and cognitive skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Fitness Charades Lesson Plan

    This lesson is a version of charades helps students get up and moving while putting a fun twist on the classic game. The teacher calls out various acts in different sports such as swinging a golf club, batting a baseball and serving a tennis ball. As each is called out, the students act them as if they were in that sport. This video engages students with psychomotor and cognitive skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Twizzle

    Students must use their listening and exercise skills to win this Kindergarten through 5th grade game! Students listen for commands from their teacher such as jump, turn, freeze, go, and twizzle. As they hear them, they must perform them quickly and properly before they are called “out.” Different commands require students to do different moves. Twizzle for example, tells the students they must do a 360 degree jump and jump means they must do a 180 degree jump. As students misstep they will be called out until there is one winner left. This is a great activity to focus on psychomotor and cognitive skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Twizzle Lesson Plan

    Students must use their listening and exercise skills to win this game! Students listen for commands from their teacher such as jump, turn, freeze, go, and twizzle. As they hear them, they must perform them quickly and properly before they are called “out.” Different commands require students to do different moves. Twizzle for example, tells the students they must do a 360 degree jump and jump means they must do a 180 degree jump. As students misstep they will be called out until there is one winner left. This is a great activity to focus on psychomotor and cognitive skills

    Grades: K-5
  • Memory Lane Fitness

    With this Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, students get a brain and body workout! Students work in pairs as the teacher calls out physical tasks such as high fives and tunnel tens. As the teacher is calling out these partner exercises, students must listen carefully to not only complete them but complete them in sequential order. Every time a student forgets an exercise they must do 10 jumping jacks and start from the beginning. This is a great activity to focus on psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Memory Lane Fitness Lesson Plan

    With this lesson, students get a brain and body workout! Students work in pairs as the teacher calls out physical tasks such as high fives and tunnel tens. As the teacher is calling out these partner exercises, students must listen carefully to not only complete them but complete them in sequential order. Every time a student forgets an exercise they must do 10 jumping jacks and start from the beginning. This is a great activity to focus on psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Mystery Bag Fitness

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade activity includes fitness with an element of surprise! Students get to choose a mystery exercise from a bag such as star jumps, V-sits and hot feet. After one is selected, the teacher will read it aloud and the class will do the activity selected. This activity focuses largely on psychomotor skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Mystery Bag Fitness Lesson Plan

    This lesson includes fitness with an element of surprise! Students get to choose a mystery exercise from a bag such as star jumps, V-sits and hot feet. After one is selected, the teacher will read it aloud and the class will do the activity selected. This activity focuses largely on psychomotor skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Twelve Days of Fitness

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade holiday themed fitness activity gets students up and moving while singing along to a traditional Christmas song. In this activity, students listen as their teacher sings the 12 days of fitness to the tune of the 12 days of Christmas. As different exercises are said in the song, the students will perform them. Just like in the song, students will complete each exercise every verse. This lesson focuses on psychomotor and cognitive skills.

    Grades: K-5
  • Twelve Days of Fitness Lesson Plan

    This holiday themed fitness activity gets students up and moving while singing along to a traditional Christmas song. In this activity, students listen as their teacher sings the 12 days of fitness to the tune of the 12 days of Christmas. As different exercises are said in the song, the students will perform them. Just like in the song, students will complete each exercise every verse. This lesson focuses on psychomotor and cognitive skills.

    Grades: K-5

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