Warm-Up & Cool-Down
Warm-up activities prepare students for more vigorous movement, while cool-down activities provide closure, retrieve equipment, and cool down students.
People Dodge - #4
Students attempt to dodge each other.
Simon Says - #5
Teacher performs various warm-up movements by saying “Simon Says” to cue students to imitate the movement.
Fast Walk - #6
Students walk around and perform to various Fast Walk commands (e.g. walking on toes, taking long strides).
The S Trail - #7
A game of follow the leader in which groups must avoid contact with other groups.
Let's Get Together - #8
Students perform locomotor movements in groups.
Go Fish - #9
Students pretend they are traveling through an ocean and should travel without touching others.
Nice To Meet You - #10
Students perform a physical activity, and then convene around hoops to engage in a social activity.
Alphabet Walk - #11
Students imagine their feet have been dipped in paint. They explore how the body moves by painting letters on the ground.
Partner High-5 Together - #12
Students perform various movements, and on signal come together to high-5 a specified partner.
Skitter Scatter - #13
Students move to music, taking a break if they bump into each other, and are periodically led in a stretch.
Walking Talking Spelling Bees - #14
Students pretend they are worker bees and get to know their classmates as they search for flowers.
Sticky Popcorn - #15
Small groups of students have to perform different challenges while always staying in contact with a ball.
The Snake Trail / Double Circle / X - #16
Students practice various movements within a specified path.