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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Trick or Treat!
Purpose of Activity:
To stimulate interest in the day's lesson.
Suggested Grade Level:
Materials Needed:
Small pieces of wrapped candy
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

As the students sit it front of you, ask "Raise your hand if you have ever
done anything to be sneaky or tricky?...It's fun, isn't it?" Then, put your
hand in your pocket, acting suprised when you
pull out a few pieces of candy (as if you didn't know they were
there.) Say, "Well, I wonder where these came from?" Offer a student a
piece of candy, saying "Here you go"! As s/he reaches for it, quickly give
it to another student. Repeat two or three more times using other students.

Ask students, "Did anyone notice what I just did? Yes! I tricked
them!!! I acted like I was going to do
one thing and then I did something else. Does anybody know what you call
it when you trick somebody in sports or in a game? It's called a
fake. Today in PE I want to help you be really good at faking. As
you try to fake out your partner, here are two important things to

Pretend to do one thing.

Quickly do something different.

Involve students in an activity which involves faking (and most likely,
dodging) (see PE Central's "Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging Activities for
possible activities). Give students feedback on their ability to fake
another person.

Teaching Suggestions:

There will most likely not be any problems with students having
hurt feelings over not receiving a piece of candy, or being offered a piece that is quickly given to someone else. They usually think it's funny. However, handing out stickers rather than candy, may be a better choice in some situations. If candy is used, remind students not to eat it until a proper time.

Assessment Ideas:

Observe students' abilities to fake other students. Have two
students demonstrate, if need be, as the activity gets under way.
Darrin Christ who teaches at Bryson Elementary School in Simpsonville , SC . Posted on PEC: 5/5/2000.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (
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