June Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

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Our June Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!

We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of June 2018. Here is the link to the download, which is a total of pages with visuals:

Printable Fitness Calendar June 2018

June Fitness Challenge Calendar

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Phys Ed Trending Topics (5/14/18) – PE Central FB Group

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If you teach children from grades Preschool – 12th grade, and you’re currently not in our PE Central Facebook Group, you’re missing out on highly engaged Professional Development!  We are going to begin pulling the stats on the most engaged posts within the private group to share here, with you!  So let’s take a look at some of the topics that were heating up the gym the week of May 14th 2018.

We include the link to the posts, however you must be part of the private group in order to gain access. PE Central reserves the right to refuse, block and delete anyone from the group. If you want more information on the activities or ideas, we encourage you to comment in the section at the bottom of the blog and we will reach out to the correct person for you.

PEC fb group 1

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STEAM Educational Activities – Learning with LEGO

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Our respresentative from LEGO® came to S&S for a workshop to feature the new LEGO® STEAM Park set. In this workshop, our team learned concepts related to STEAM and Makerspace, and the importance of incorporating these activities into your classroom or afterschool program.

LEGO is educational, STEAM focused, and stimulates different areas of children’s minds when they play with these classic manipulatives. Learn several fun, interactive and engaging activities you can use with this new set, and discover how to incorporate LEGO in a Makerspace. Continue reading



Which Basketball is Better for My Program?

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basketball buying guide

At S&S Worldwide we sell over 200 Basketball Products, so if you’re unsure which ball is best for the needs of your program, event or activity – this guide will help you. There are many things to consider like where you will be using it, how old and the size the participants will be using the basketball and ofcourse – your budget. We are here to break down the differences of our basketballs for you based on size, material, definition and brand. Plus we’ve included a link to our favorite basketball activities from PE Central here and you shop 20% off the basketballs at S&S Worldwide, by clicking here. 

SIZES OF BASKETBALLS

Size Basketballs come in a variety of sizes and different terms are used somewhat interchangeably to describe them.
Term Size/Number Circumference / Inches Description / Uses / Ages
Official 7 29-3/4” Used for most men’s professional, recreational and high school leagues. Also used by women in some international competitions like the Olympics.
Intermediate 6 28.5” This size ball is used for most women’s professional, recreational, high school and middle school leagues. It is also often used for boys middle school leagues and games.
Junior 5 27.5” Used for elementary school aged kids.
Mini 3 22” Mainly used as a toy, not suitable for playing basketball.

easy guide for basketball sizes

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Camp Counselor Checklist for Summer Camp

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Being a summer camp counselor is a fun and rewarding experience, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. With the importance of working with children and their safety in mind, there are certain essential items you need to bring with you during summer camp season. We’ve put together a simple checklist of items that you may not have thought of to keep your camp crew engaged, safe, and happy all summer long!

Safety

The top priority as a camp counselor is the safety of you and your campers. There will be bug bites, cuts and bruises, itching, lots of germs, sunburns and the possibility of more involved injuries, especially if you are outside in the hot weather. These items will help you be prepared for those eventualities. Continue reading



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