• This bundle contains 69 Physical Education essential questions and 26 Vocabulary Words to be posted on my word wall in the gymnasium. Each EQ and Word Wall (WW) will be discussed and/or illustrated at some point during the physical education year. I felt that each of these EQs and vocabulary words should be incorporated into my curriculum and covered to ensure a balance of learning in my physical education class. I believe these EQs and words will make a significant difference in building students’ background knowledge and comprehension. Each EQ and Vocabulary Word has been typed up on its on page. All you have to do is print them out.
  • Objective: Students will develop and improve Frisbee manipulation skills of visual tracking, accuracy, control, throwing, and catching. Frisbee Frenzy utilizes various positions to provide teammates multiple opportunities to communicate and elicit teamwork and strategy to become team champions.
  • A fun and educational way to play bingo developed by J.D. Hughes. This cross curricula and active team game is suitable for use in classrooms, PE classes, and after school programs. Players earn the right to turn over a bingo chip by completing an activity and matching the correct capital with the corresponding state. Earn enough bingo chips and your team can win the game! State Lingo Bingo is an excellent game to reinforce and provide multiple opportunities to learn the 50 U.S. states and their capitals. The combination of map reading fundamentals, fitness, and teamwork forces teammates to communicate and strategize in order to complete their States or State Capitals Bingo Card faster than the opposing teams.
  • OBJECTIVE: Watch as each team races to “stash their cash” in this fun, competitive game that provides a great way to introduce money recognition and addition, while integrating fitness and perseverance.
  • OBJECTIVE: This whacky game, created by my great friend and colleague Mickey Eidson that he derived from an old-school TV show reinforces spatial awareness, using the forehand, backhand, and overhand paddle striking skills for accuracy, and eye-hand coordination. PaddleStar Galactica will test each student’s accuracy by challenging them to hit and destroy various targets before the time elapses.
  • Objective: Match Madness is a high energy, nonstop fitness game. The key to success in this game is to find multiple hidden card matches. Note: “What lies Beneath?” is a great game to play with Grades 3 through 8 in conjunction with Match Madness due to similarities in game set up.
  • OBJECTIVE: The Savage Sumos are angry because the hungry, village peasants are taking their food supply of noodles the Sumos eat to become Sumo Legends. Peasants must travel through the Sumo’s village, avoiding the Sumo’s clutches in order to find noodles and bring home to their families.
  • Objective: Challenge students’ throwing accuracy and spelling skills through the hair-raising game of Scrabblistic. In Scrabblistic, students must score points in order to earn scrabble tiles, and in turn, stretch the student’s minds by providing multiple opportunities to recall and practice spelling words. The combination of spelling fundamentals, exercise, memorization, and teamwork forces players to strategize while constantly earning tiles in order to spell words and earn as many points as possible.
  • Objective: Adapted from the game In the Zone (Hughes, J. 2002. No Standing Around in My Gym. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics), Catch Me if You Can emphasizes teamwork and strategy through a high-energy passing and catching manipulative game.
  • From my book PE2theMax II: Stepping up the “Game” in Physical Education, in the game of Going Cuckoo, students must cooperatively and quickly work together to get all of the misplaced Cuckoo eggs safely to their mother’s nest, while reinforcing throwing, catching, hand-eye coordination, and cardiovascular fitness. Scenario: There are two common kinds of cuckoos in North America, the blue-billed cuckoo and the red-billed cuckoo. Bird watchers have observed and learned that cuckoos do not like to care for their young. The sad truth is that cuckoos actually lay their eggs in another bird’s nest and leave them to be hatched and cared for by another bird. To avoid the risk of extinc- tion, a group of bird watchers have decided to team up and find the misplaced cuckoo eggs and safely transfer all the fragile eggs to their natural mother’s nest.
  • From my book PE2theMax II: Stepping up the “Game” in Physical Education, the game of Action Packed provides a great way to introduce and/or integrate multiple fitness and social activities that will allow students to demonstrate competency in fitness skills, in the attempts to also enhance persistence, team- work, and camaraderie.
  • Slingshot Golf PE Game

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    Objective: Slingshot Golf is the final, culminating golf-like game from the series of games that include Launch It! and Slingshot. “Slingshot Golf ” too is designed as a cooperative game that will allow students the opportunity to explore various ways to develop and improve ball manipulation, and slingshot skills of trajectory, force, and accuracy. Students must focus special attention on accuracy and finesse, while scoring hits at a faster pace than any other team to be declared the Slingshot Golf Champions.
  • Objective: Students will practice and improve rolling for accuracy, spatial awareness, teamwork and defensive strategy in the non-stop, high-energy game of Rampage.
  • OBJECTIVE: Watch teams “Make Moolah” in this cooperative game that will allow students the opportunity to explore various ways to develop and improve ball manipulation, and slingshot skills of trajectory, force, and accuracy. Making Moolah also provides a great way to introduce money recognition and counting money, while integrating fitness. A great prerequisite game to Making Moolah is the game Alpha-Bet You Can
  • Objective: Students will explore various ways to develop and improve ball manipulation skills such as visual tracking, accuracy, control, throwing, catching, and socializational skills through the use of Super 70 Gatorskin balls or tennis balls. The game of Bucket Bash will also test each child’s patience, demanding perseverance in order to succeed.
  • Objective: Sacrifice will stretch the student’s minds by providing multiple opportunities to recall and practice spelling words. The combination of spelling fundamentals, exercise, and teamwork forces players to strategize, and ultimately make individual sacrifices to spell words and earn as many points for their team as possible.
  • The objective of Scooter Skills Galore is to explore the many exciting ways to manipulate and control scooters while participating both independently and with a partner.
  • OBJECTIVE: Game Time is an excellent, movement-based game for Physical Education and for classroom teachers to reinforce and provide multiple opportunities to learn how to read clocks, convert times, and determine start and end times using word problems. The combination of clock reading fundamentals, fitness, and teamwork forces teammates to communicate and strategize in order to complete their Game Time Task Sheets faster than the opposing teams.
  • Objective: The game of Hula Hut Relay instills and improves initiative, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills. Learning how to build the Hula Hut is a great prerequisite to the game of Hula Hut Throw Down.  
  • One of the themes I try to establish early in my own class is accountability. That way, students can develop self-responsibility and learn to use a tool to sort out problems for themselves. The problem-solving area is a successful behavior management strategy that places the responsibility of problem solving right in the students’ hands.