West Virginia Becomes Active Schools Champion

It was so great to hear about the success of West Virginia in becoming the first state to have all public elementary schools enrolled in Let’s Move! Active Schools, and how so many organizations, community, staff, and teachers came together … Read More



Tic Tac Toe Relay – PE Activity

Physical education teacher Matt Barrows shares how to play Tic Tac Toe relay, including a description and a video of his students doing the activity: I like to promote exercise in fun creative ways in the gym.  Anything that has the … Read More


Alexander D. Sullivan School – PE Leaders

Alexander D. Sullivan School PS #30 is an elementary school (Pre-K-Grade 5) in the Greenville section of Jersey City, NJ. Valerie Craig-Ndiaye is the Wellness Leader, and she shared her story with us on how Let’s Move! Active Schools helped make … Read More


Physical Activity Ideas for Shark Week

Shark Week kicks off every summer! It’s a great time to add some excitement to your physical education lessons or summer camp activities. There are so many shark themed PE activities to get students active and practicing skills such as … Read More


Poly Spot PE Activity – Overhand Throwing

Check out this great overhand throwing activity from PE teacher Colby Dischinger: Overhand Throwing Activity – “Spot On” Over the last few weeks, my primary students have been working on the concept of overhand throwing.  Through various drills and lead … Read More


Activities for National PE & Sport Week

Did you know SHAPE America’s National Physical Education and Sport Week is May 1-7? The month of May is also National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This special week is a great time to encourage both children and adults to try … Read More


How Parents Can Encourage Children in Athletics

If your children are just starting to show an interest in athletics, there are some great ways to encourage them. Steve Boyle from 2-4-1 Sports shares some tips and tricks for sport parents just getting started. We’re not just coaches, … Read More


SHAPE Minneapolis 2016 for Physical Educators

Why SHAPE 2016 Matters More Than Ever! This week is the Annual SHAPE America National Convention & Expo, and there’s always a lot of excitement among physical educators! How much? Find out from fitness trainer Alex O’Brien from Focused Fitness below – … Read More


Team Building PE Activity with Hula Hoops

Build and Take Shelter: A Simple Team Building PE Activity Using Hula Hoops Throughout my 21 years of teaching physical education, hula hoops have always been an effective tool in my arsenal of equipment.  Of their countless uses, one of my … Read More