Monday, November 26, 2012

P.E. Games - Germ Tag, Guard the Cookie Jar, Relay Races, Catching Game

My students have been engaged in a variety of activities this month.  Below are some pictures of things we have done.  Kindergarten, TK, and ECSE students have been doing a variety of relay races as a fitness activity.  Zinser 2nd graders also did a "Thanksgiving Dinner Relay" last week.  They learned about protein (turkey), vegetables (corn, potatoes, yams, etc), carbohydrates (stuffing) and fruit (cranberry sauce).   We also played "Thanksgiving Tag" which gave everyone an opportunity to tell others what they are thankful for.  I personally was thankful for the little girl who said she was thankful for her P.E. teacher!!!!  Click here for directions for "ABC and Number Match Relay".  

Zinser 2nd graders also did a lesson on germs and the importance of hand washing.  Below you will see pictures of "Germ Tag".  Click on the link if you would like to know how to play "Germ Tag".  

Catching and throwing will be our focus for the next few weeks.   One great catching game that 2nd graders played last week is called "Catch Everything".   We talked about having "ready hands" to signal to people that you are ready to catch the ball.  Pics of this game are below. 

Guard the Cookie Jar (click here for video of this game)
2nd Graders playing GUARD THE COOKIE JAR.

TK students playing "NUMBER MATCH RELAY"

Students playing "ABC MATCH RELAY"


Playing GERM TAG (girls are pretending to wash their hands)

Our pretend restroom for GERM TAG (this is where students washed hands after being tagged by a germ).




Video of "Catch Everything".

Video of "Germ Tag"

Video of "Thanksgiving Dinner Relay"

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Trick or Treat Tag - PE Games for Halloween

Today my 2nd graders did a lesson on walking, animal walking, dinonastics, and then we ended class with Trick or Treat Tag.  Click HERE for a video and description of Trick or Treat Tag.  Click HERE for Hide and Seek Trick or Treat Tag.

Pictures of 2nd grade playing this game outside and also one pic inside:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stop - Go - Slow Warm-Up Game for PE

Here is a picture and directions for my "Stop-Go-Slow" warm up game.  May be played inside or outside!

Click here for document.