Pool Noodle Pool

A fun creative way to set up some pool noodles for a game of pool.  Great for rolling and bowling but also a great way to teacher force and accuracy.


Air Hockey-NMES

Always love to share our own Districts schools playing a new game.  Air Hockey has been making it’s rounds on twitter. Here is New Maryland Elementary’s version using heavy pickle jar covers as the puck, it sounds like the real game!


Crate Ball

A way to incorporate dribbling and shooting into a simple and fun game that could be used at any age level.  If your team bounces the ball into a crate they get a bean bag from a basket and take it back to their team.

It would be a great game to level.

Level 1: Bounce from the hoop

Level 2: Dribble to hoop and bounce

Level 3: Dribble to Hoop A-Pass to partner in Hoop B who bounces and everyone moves up one hoop.


RPS Baseball

A great addition to any PE class is a Rock, Paper, Scissors game.  They can be used as a warm up or as the lesson.  RPS Baseball is great way to teach students how to run the bases and have some fun doing it.


Kan Jam-Laundry Basket

We don’t all have the Kan Jam set but there is a good chance we have Frisbee’s and a laundry basket or bucket that can be used as the target for this fun game.  It takes teamwork and accuracy plus it is a game that students can take to the back yard, the field or the beach to play.

In pairs with one partner on either side (thrower and deflector) you toss the Frisbee towards your partner.  In the real game you score points by a direct hit or by the partner deflecting the Frisbee into the can.  Here is a link to the official Kan-Jam rules but as any PE teacher is a superstar it you can modify to make it your own. https://www.kanjam.com/how-to-play/


Toss 12

Toss 12 is another great rolling/throwing game that allows you to score points in different ways and is easy to teach your students, easy to rotate to find a new team to play and involves strategy to get exactly to 12 points!


Head, Shoulders, Knee, Toes with a race

I posted this game earlier where you just play Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes and grab the pylon but this one has a twist in that if you grab the cone first you run to the line behind you without getting tagged by your partner.  I’ve done the level 1 game with teachers and students and this addition will make the game a little more competitive. If it is a tie you could play RPS for a point or not award a point.


Wall Sit Relay

Wall Sit Relay will have those students forgetting all about those burning legs as they race to be the first team finished.  A couple of different ways to play you can have everyone go one time or race to a certain point or race a whole length of your gym wall to see which team get their first.  Hiding exercise in a game is a PE teachers biggest trick!


Cone Heads

A fun invasion activity with a partner taking turns you go and steal a pylon from another teams hoop and bring it back to your own.  After each attempt you change places with your partner.  I sometimes modify it so that you cannot steal a pylon from the hoop directly beside your team.  The guards depending on your school rules (mine is one foot in the hoop).

A simple game that allows the teacher to step back and see which teams can figure out a strategy to be successful.