Simple Fundraiser Ideas for Your School


Learn 4 simple fundraiser ideas that you can use to raise money at your school! We teamed up with Family Fun Magazine to provide teachers and parents with some fun new ideas.

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

Wide World of Pledge-a-thons

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Idea: Do just about anything – but collect money for it. Here’s a list of ideas for marathon-style events.

  • Bike-a-thons & trike-a-thons: Older kids complete miles and younger ones laps around a track. One Tricycle Rodeo in California even had the trikes decked out like steeds, with the tots in full cowboy regalia!
  • Miracle Marathons: Kids log a cumulative 26.2 miles of walking, running, or other exercise over a designated period of time.
  • Serve-a-thons: Students volunteer a number of hours to clean up city parks, visit nursing homes, or perform other acts of kindness.
  • Read-a-thons: Kids collect pledges for finishing books, or they participate in a marathon read-aloud session.
  • Think-a-thons: Kids commit themselves to learning a certain amount of information.

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Featured PE Teacher – Mary Cluley


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

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About Mary
I am a Physical Education teacher at Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls, TX.  I teach grades 3k – 5th, and a total of approximately125 students. I am lucky enough to have been teaching for 23 years.

PE Focus for 2018
My focus is always: “Helping all young people enjoy physical activity now and for the rest of their lives!” This quote is taken from one of my TAHPERD Journals, and I love it so much. Continue reading

Historical Art Frames – Educational Craft for the Classroom


Historical frames craft

Bring the history of picture frames and artwork to life with this educational craft activity using our Historical Art Frames Craft Kit. This is a great project to combine with the new popular Google app called Arts & Culture. Students can use the app to discover which museum portrait they match with, then draw their portrait inside the frames!

Age Group: 7 and up
Project Time: 30 minutes

Craft Kit Contains:

  • Cardstock frame designs (4 designs, total of 12 frames)
  • Metallic markers
  • Colored pencils

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Human Frogger Activity for Physical Education


Joel Smedes, PE teacher at Vientiane International School in Vientiane, Laos shares his Human Frogger activity idea used for an Adventure Challenges unit. It’s a fun way to turn games into reality!

Human Frogger – Land

This game is an original that I created. I simply got the inspiration from the popular Human Hungry Hippos activity. I brainstormed ways we could have students act as frogs to get across to the other side. After a bit of trial and error within our class, we came up with the following format, where one frog is protected by their team to help them cross the floor, avoiding the balls being rolled at them.

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February Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar


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

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