PE Station Ideas for the Winter Athletic Games

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The winter athletic games is a great theme for PE. For my elementary school I have come up with 5 different events, and each one is included in the upcoming 2018 event.

I am a PE teacher at Marion Elementary School in Marion, KS. I teach all students Kindergarten through 5th grade. A few years ago, we had an Olympic theme for our school year. It was very easy to incorporate that into my activities in the gym. The next time the games came around, I decided to create some stations that went along with events that the kids might see on TV. I looked around at my supplies and came up with a few ideas. It is always fun to tie activities in the gym to what is going on in the world around us. Continue reading



PE Station Ideas for Grades K-12

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Stations are great for physical education! There are many different types of stations that help students get active. We have selected some of our favorite PE station ideas from PE Central for grades K-12 that increase students’ strength, endurance, balance, and more!

The Cooperative Fitness and Skill Challenges

These programs are awesome for stations. Between the two of them you get 12 stations in total, one features fitness challenges that also allow kids to work together to complete. The other features 6 great skill challenges that help children learn how to throw, catch, strike and more! Great for grades 3-12.

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Featured PE Teacher – Emily Leffelman

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This week for the Featured PE Teacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Emily Leffelman!

emily leffelman physedAbout Emily:

I teach Kindergarten through 8th grade Physical Education and 8th grade Health Education at Van Orin Elementary School and Allen Junior High School in Illinois. I teach 141 students daily, and have been teaching for a total of 9 years.

Current Lesson Plan/Unit:

Allen Junior High (6-8th) will be starting the Frisbee Unit. The 4th and 5th graders will review proper throwing steps and ways to catch the frisbee. They will then transition into target throwing. The 6-8th graders will begin by reviewing the rules of Ultimate Frisbee, then begin participation in Ultimate Frisbee games. The 4-8th students will then be introduced/review the rules of Golf and the unit will end by participating in Frisbee Golf. Continue reading



Pathways and Directions Stations PE Activity for Grades K-2

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PE Teacher Crystal Williams, shares a fun and an organized way for students to demonstrate different pathways and directions.

This year, my coworker and I decided to have our students participate in stations that worked on pathways and directions. Pathways and directions are components of our Space Awareness Unit. These two components focused on TN standards “travels in five directions (forward, backward, sideways, up, and down) and demonstrates and applies all three pathways (straight, curvy, and zigzag).”  I wanted to make sure the stations were filled with fun and provided us the opportunity to assess students as they performed each course. Continue reading



Friendship Circle Fitness Program for Special Needs

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The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that brings together children, teens and young adults with and without special needs for a wide range of educational and social programs in a Jewish environment. One of the many programs run by the Friendship Circle is FC Fitness, an engaging and athletic program that helps keep participants active and social during the long winter months.

This year’s FC Fitness was especially exciting with all the new equipment donated from S&S Worldwide:

FC Fitness is structured as four rotating stations, and all participants are placed in a team and given a corresponding color pinnie. Each team then made their way through all the exciting centers, practicing and developing different skills at each one.

Station 1: At the first center, they practiced passing balls to each other. Participants learned the overhead pass, the chest pass and how to bounce pass, using a flat hoop as a guide of where to bounce the ball.

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