The month of May typically only means one thing for a PE teacher: Field Day! After months of preparation, students and teachers can finally enjoy a day free from assessments, observations, meetings and grading papers. A day for our school community to come together for one last event, before the end of the school year. Each year it is a challenge to continue making Field Day a new and exciting event for our students at Pleasant Knoll Elementary. While searching for new ideas for our 2015 Field Day event, I came across a website with plans to build a “Kiddie Car Wash”. The moment I saw it, I knew it had to be one of our water stations at Field Day.
Recently, we’ve had several inquiries at PE Central asking, “As a physical education teacher, how can I use soft swim pool noodles appropriately in my physical education class?”
Great question! Soft foam swim pool noodles are a versatile, low cost, and colorful piece of equipment. They can be used as an obstacle to go around, under or over, in dances as a prop, a way to practice balance, pathways and directions, as a tagger identifier and they are great to use at a station activity.
S&S has an awesome activity guide for tons of games with pool noodles and I searched through our lesson plans at PE Central and found 5 ideas that incorporate pool noodles.