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Ch 3: Physical Education Games

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to learn more about games that can be played in physical education class. The chapter has resources such as lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes to reinforce the material that is presented.

Physical Education Games- Chapter Summary

Finding new ways to engage your students in physical education class can be difficult. With our helpful lessons, you can learn new games and activities that you can carry out in your physical education class. The physical education topics that you will cover in this chapter includes:

  • Kindergarten level games
  • Elementary games
  • Middle school level games
  • High school level activities
  • Adapted games and activities

The lessons in this chapter are all mobile friendly. You have the choice to study on your home computer, tablet, smart phone and other mobile friendly devices. If you need clarification on any topics or if you have any questions, you can contact our instructors. They are here to help you if you need it.

How It Helps

  • Saves time: By having different ideas on how to utilize different physical education games, it can save you time when coming up with activities and lessons.
  • New approaches: When you use the ideas in this chapter, you will learn new ways to teach physical education skills, techniques and sports through different games.
  • Increases involvement: Students have the chance to increase their involvement in your physical education classroom through the games taught in this chapter.

Skills Covered

After you go through this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Instruct students on different phys. ed. games in the kindergarten age range
  • Design physical education lessons around the games for elementary school
  • Implement games in your middle school physical education games
  • Learn how to use different high school physical education games in your gym
  • Understand how to implement adapted games and activities in your classroom

29 Lessons in Chapter 3: Physical Education Games
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Tennis Lesson Plan

1. Tennis Lesson Plan

If you are starting a unit on tennis for beginners, include this Study.com lesson to help students learn the parts of the court and basics of the game before stepping on the court. You will find some tennis games to help students enjoy the game and build a few of the key skills they will need to become tennis players.

Tennis Rules & Scoring

2. Tennis Rules & Scoring

Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world, enjoyed and watched by tens of millions of people. In this lesson, learn about the rules and scoring in tennis as well as some of the sport's unique language.

Table Tennis Lesson Plan for Physical Education

3. Table Tennis Lesson Plan for Physical Education

This lesson plan will educate your students about the fun and exciting sport of table tennis. They will learn four major grips, practice drills, and finally participate in some actual competition.

Golf Lesson Plan

4. Golf Lesson Plan

Before hitting the links, teach students about the ins and outs of golf with this lesson plan. Teach the structure of the sport as well as etiquette, rules, and scoring, then apply learning through the analysis of a video clip.

Golf Rules & Scoring

5. Golf Rules & Scoring

In this lesson we explore the game of golf. We go over the game's basic structure and scoring before discovering the normal rules that govern the game's play and situations players are likely to encounter.

Golf Lesson Plan for Elementary School

6. Golf Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Golf can be a great sport for elementary-age students to play, even without a golf course. This lesson plan gives you ideas for games and activities that strengthen basic golf skills in your gym or playground.

Bowling Lesson Plan

7. Bowling Lesson Plan

Do you need a simple way to teach students about bowling without leaving the classroom? This lesson plan introduces the rules and skills involved in bowling and a fun activity gives students a chance to practice bowling basics.

Bowling Lesson Plan for Physical Education

8. Bowling Lesson Plan for Physical Education

In this lesson plan, students will read an informational text about bowling. While reading the text, students will participate in a discussion about the key details of bowling. The lesson plan ends with students playing a game of bowling in a homemade alley.

Frisbee Lesson Plan for Elementary School

9. Frisbee Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Frisbees are fun to play with in the traditional way, but they can be used for so much more. This lesson plan details several activities and games to do with Frisbees that will keep students engaged and moving.

Movement Education: Curriculum Model & Activities

10. Movement Education: Curriculum Model & Activities

Movement education is an approach to physical education that dates back to the 1800s. Unlike traditional PE, it involves building a higher sense of awareness in students about how and why their bodies move during different activities.

Stretching Exercises for Children

11. Stretching Exercises for Children

Stretching is an important part of physical activity, and students should learn proper techniques. This lesson gives stretching exercises for you to use with children to get them ready for learning.

Kindergarten Physical Education Games

12. Kindergarten Physical Education Games

Physical education class is essential for energetic kindergarten students, but how can you organize them and keep them focused? This lesson gives you ideas for games you can use in class with materials you already have on hand.

Elementary Physical Education Games

13. Elementary Physical Education Games

Getting kids active, while letting them have fun and develop a collaborative spirit, is an important task of every elementary school gym teacher. The games in this lesson give you some ideas to get children moving!

Physical Education Games for Middle School

14. Physical Education Games for Middle School

Teaching physical education in middle school can be challenging but rewarding! The games in this lesson give you some ideas for getting your middle school students moving.

High School Physical Education Games

15. High School Physical Education Games

Being a high school gym teacher can be challenging! You are tasked with helping kids exercise and feel good about their bodies, while making sure everyone is included. This lesson offers some games that are popular with high school students.

Capture the Flag Lesson Plan

16. Capture the Flag Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to play 'Capture the Flag' with this lesson plan, using a text lesson that explains the rules and variations of the game. Put students' learning to 'play,' and test understanding with a quiz.

Capture the Flag: Rules & Variations

17. Capture the Flag: Rules & Variations

In this lesson we discuss the rules of the game Capture the Flag, along with some popular variations, including the newer urban version featuring the use of cellphones and other digital devices.

Halloween P.E. Games

18. Halloween P.E. Games

Holidays provide a great opportunity to play themed P.E. games, encouraging students to be active and have fun. This resource will help you incorporate Halloween P.E. games into your October lesson plans.

Cooperative Games for P.E.

19. Cooperative Games for P.E.

Cooperative games in P.E. can be a lot of fun for students. They also give them a healthy dose of exercise, and teach them how to work well in a team. Check out these ideas for cooperative P.E. games.

Indoor Games & Activities for Kids

20. Indoor Games & Activities for Kids

Games and activities add an element of fun to instruction. They need not be limited to recess. Use these ideas for indoor games and activities to liven up your classroom.

Dexterity Activities for Kids

21. Dexterity Activities for Kids

Helping students fine-tune their dexterity is key in school. This lesson discusses many types of activities and games for students to increase their dexterity while still having fun.

Large Muscle Group Activities for Preschoolers

22. Large Muscle Group Activities for Preschoolers

As a preschool teacher, one of your jobs is to help your students develop their strength and gross motor skills. This lesson offers activities you can use to work on large muscle groups with preschoolers.

Preschool Small Muscle Group Activities

23. Preschool Small Muscle Group Activities

As a preschool teacher, you know how important it can be to develop your students' fine motor, or small muscle group, skills. This lesson offers some fun activities you can use to develop these skills in your young students.

Balance Games for Elementary Students

24. Balance Games for Elementary Students

Practicing balance can be a fun activity in P.E. class or regular elementary school settings. Let's look at some games you may play to help your students develop better balance.

Games to Get Kids Moving

25. Games to Get Kids Moving

Breaking up your classroom instruction with different movement activities will motivate your students and help them learn more effectively. Let's look at some simple ways to get kids moving in your classroom.

Spatial Awareness Physical Education Games

26. Spatial Awareness Physical Education Games

These activities and games can help students understand what spatial awareness is. The games will also increase students' spatial awareness so that, as they grow older, they will be aware of themselves and their surroundings.

Tennis Lesson Plan for Elementary School

27. Tennis Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Tennis is a great sport to introduce to young students. This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize the sport, tennis equipment and scoring practices. An activity mirrors an actual game of tennis in the classroom.

Tennis Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

28. Tennis Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson you will learn about a popular sport that has been around since the 1800s, tennis. Today, tennis is played all around the globe and is also a popular sport to watch.

Bocce Ball Lesson Plan

29. Bocce Ball Lesson Plan

The game of bocce ball is easy to set up, learn, and play. For older students, strategy tips can be used to make it even more exciting! This lesson plan guides you through an introduction, a vocabulary activity, and game play.

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