February Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

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Our February Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!

We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of February 2018. Here is the link to the download, which is a total of 6 pages with visuals:

Printable Fitness Calendar February 2018

February fitness calendar

Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For February, the exercises include Reverse Lunges, Squats, Squat Jumps, Knee Raises, Heel Walks, and Tippy Toe Walks. Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. Wednesdays are Cardio Day, where students will spend the allotted time either doing jumping jacks and/or mountain climbers.

The calendar also includes task cards for each challenge, so you can show your students images of the correct way to do the activities. Continue reading



Top 10 Physical Education Blog Posts of 2017

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Physical Education Blog

As we head into the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, we thought we would share our most popular Physical Education blog posts of 2017. Many of these activities and ideas are submitted by your colleagues and fellow PE Teachers. We are so grateful for the PE community and their passion and engagement in sharing and learning from one another.

Here are the Top 10 Most Popular Physical Education Blog Posts of 2017!

  1. Four Square Hoola Hoop PE Activity – a simple fitness activity using hula hoops and beanbags
  2. Tic Tac Toe Relay – promote exercise in a fun and creative way with this popular relay activity
  3. Field Day Activities for Team Building – 12 activity ideas for your Field Day event! Plus get free printable downloads with even more ideas.
  4. Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course for PE – inspired by the televison show American Ninja Warrior – great PE activity for grades K-6
  5. Physical Education Lessons Using Pool Noodles – 5 ways to use pool noodles in your PE lessons
  6. Castle Crushers PE Throwing Activity– a target throwing activity combined with team game elements and partner collaboration
  7. Jumbo Games Unit for PE – spice up your PE lessons with these 3 jumbo game ideas
  8. 10 Basketball Lesson Ideas from PE Central– teach students some basketball basics, like how to dribble and proper techniques for chest or bounce passes
  9. The Technology Revolution in Physical Education – learn how technology can improve your PE lessons, and tips on which apps to use
  10. Family Fitness Night for Physical Education – encourage families to to participate in PE activities together with these 4 ideas

top PE 2017 blogs

Is your favorite activity on the list? Let us know what your favorite activities were for 2017 in the comments below!



5 STEAM Building Challenges for Your Program

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STEAM building challenge

Incorporate more STEAM activities into your program with these 5 building and engineering challenges. In the world of science, there are many ways we can introduce fun concepts that are exciting, challenging, scalable, cross categorical, and inexpensive. Your group can also develop problem solving skills and learn how to work together to complete the challenges.

Engineering with Craft Sticks, Cups, Cubes, and Keva Planks

I wanted to give our customers something they could bring to their programs within budget and allow the maker approach to take flight, while supporting their need to include high level STEAM concepts within budget. Offering simple challenges with visual supports helps instructors teach concepts in engineering, introduce the color wheel, physics, and chain reactions. These challenges were inspired and modified from Pinterest and a blog entitled Frugal Fun for Boys.

We tried these with a group of associates from S&S and they had a blast!

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5 School Fundraising Ideas for Teachers & Parents

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school fundraising ideas

Parents and teachers share creative ideas that go beyond raffles and car washes and keep the fun in fundraising. We teamed up with Family Fun Magazine to share these 5 ideas that you can recreate at your school!

Find some great ideas below and download the entire printable guide here: Best School Fundraiser Ideas

1. Send Your Teacher Packing

St. Bernadette’s Catholic School in Springfield, Virginia came up with the idea to have a Surprise Teacher Getaway Raffle. Nearly half the school’s 380 students entered their favorite teachers and staff into a drawing that featured a parent-donated four-day vacation. They received over $3000 toward interactive whiteboards.

Students decorated the raffle tickets with stickers, “Good Luck!” messages, and smiley faces. The tickets said “Please send          on vacation.” Families bought them for $5 each, filled in a teacher’s name (and their own on the back), then entered them in the vacation drawing. With nearly half of school families participating, minimal work, and happy kids and teachers, this fund-raiser was truly a win-win solution. Continue reading



STEM & STEAM Activity Ideas for Physical Education

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STEAM and physical education

Whether you have been challenged to integrate STEM concepts into your PE class, your school is having a STEAM activity day/night or week, or you are looking to partner with Science and Math teachers in your school to enhance learning for your students – we have gathered up a few activities to inspire you.

Why You Should Try Teaming Together STEM and Physical Education?

We have heard from many PE Teachers that finding activities that incorporate STEM are not exactly “easy”, but the benefits of doing so can be very beneficial to students. Research from our friends at Active Schools tells us that kids who get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day are more successful in school. PE Teachers that are actively pairing STEM and PE by incorporating physical movement into lessons are seeing the effects it has on the retention and understanding of important science and math concepts. Continue reading



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