Sand & Salt Texture Writing for the Classroom

Objective: To visually enhance any subject through texture and rich vocabulary Ages: 5+ Time: 30-45 minutes Grades: 1st + Materials: Sand or salt White multi-media paper Construction paper Watercolor paints or watered down tempera paint Brushes Crayons Pencils (or fine … Read More


Tips to Start a STEM Program in the Classroom

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Educators are linking the term to curriculum and learning opportunities for today’s students. This is becoming a significant focus because, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM … Read More


Baseball & Softball Activities for Physical Education

Baseball (and Softball) is America’s pastime! It’s also a a great game for working on throwing, catching, striking, running, hand-eye coordination and much more! These activities, assessments, and bulletin board ideas we’ve compiled from PE Central will help make sure … Read More


Volleyball Activities for Physical Education

Volleyball is a perfect sport for any PE curriculum. It can be done indoors or outside, with fairly basic materials. It’s also a fantastic tool for working on teamwork, hand-eye coordination and movement. These activities, assessments, and bulletin board ideas … Read More


Educational Lesson Plan Ideas for Diversity

Diversity is an important topic in education. Teachers and afterschool professionals can help instill an appreciation for other cultures in students. With our EduCraft® Kids of All Nations Craft Kit, kids can create and design their own paper craft based on … 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


PE Bulletin Boards & Lessons Plans for Nutrition Month

March is a great month to focus your lesson plans and bulletin boards on the importance of nutrition, because it’s National Nutrition Month! PE Central has many resources to help provide students with the knowledge they need to lead nutritious and healthy lifestyles. … Read More



10 Basketball Lesson Ideas for PE

While looking through the thousands of lesson ideas published on PE Central, we found many basketball related activities published over the past 20 years. With that in mind, we thought it might be helpful to put some of our favorite … Read More