5 Classic Fitness Games for Kids

It often amazes me just how many fitness games come with complicated rules and require so much equipment. Not every physical educator, day care center, summer camp, recreational program, or family has the space or means by which to acquire … Read More


Jumbo Games Unit for Physical Education

As a PE teacher, I sometimes find myself teaching the same skills and lessons each year. Teaching some of these lessons to all K-5th grade classes can get a bit repetitive, so I set out to find something new to share … Read More


Modified Tennis Activity for PE

April showers bring May flowers! When you have an outdoor tennis unit in April, mother nature forces you indoors quite often for physical education classes. This makes you think outside the box when guiding your students to develop their tennis … Read More


Four Square Hula Hoop PE Activity

I am always trying to challenge my students in different ways to not only make it more enjoyable but more physically challenging. If students can learn to push their bodies more than their limit, they will find themselves feeling more … Read More


Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course for PE

PE Teacher Justin Wiese shares his Ninja Warrior obstacle course activity that he teaches to K-6th grade students at Hopewell Elementary School in the Pleasant Valley Community School District. Every year since our school opened 6 years ago, we borrow … Read More


10 Field Day Bulletin Board Ideas

Field Day is a great way for the entire school to get together and get moving, and what better way to convey unity than to display a themed Field Day bulletin board in your classroom? Here are 10 ideas from … Read More


#MatchItMonday for Students & Staff

One of the goals that we have as teachers is to engage our students on many different levels. We not only want to deliver high quality instruction, we want to make our schools a fun place to be.   This … Read More


7 Themed Activities for Your Field Day Event

Field Day is one of the most exciting events during the school year. It wouldn’t be complete without some themed activities designed to get kids moving and practicing the skills they learned all year. These 7 activities from PE Central feature popular themes that will … Read More


Cosmic Bowling Activity for PE Class

Physical education teacher Andrew Beckner shares this creative cosmic bowling activity that he uses for his PE class. One week per school year, the lights are turned out in the gym, but the students’ energy levels are turned way up! … Read More


Fitness Activities for Physical Education

Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand, which is why we have compiled PE Central’s top fitness themed lesson ideas, best practices, and bulletin boards in honor of March being National Nutrition Month. Here are some great lessons and activities for you … Read More