Academic Curriculum and Enrichment - Physical Activity
This section includes resources for students, parents, and teachers in the areas of physical fitness and wellbeing. Resources include curriculum, activities, games, videos, and inspiring lesson plans to get students moving.
Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Health Kids offers free resources and programs to get children moving, improve their nutrition and take control of their health.
America on the Move
Take simple steps to be more physically active and eat healthier. America on the move is a community-wide program developed to promote increased physical activity.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.
BAM-Body and Mind
Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that kids told us are important to them such as stress and physical fitness through the use of kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.
Best Bones Forever!
This girl-friendly Web site helps girls understand how weight-bearing physical activity and calcium can be a fun and important part of everyday life.
Daily Physical Activities and Games
Activities and games for elementary youth organized alphabetically by activity title.
The curriculum defines the importance of physical activity to implement in a program to effectively teach the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Teachers can find resources from ElectriKIDS for lesson plans and other activities to try with their students.
Elementary Physical Education
On this site you will find a wide variety of elementary physical education games, including cooperative games and activities, sports games, lead up activities, and much more.
ESPN Play your Way Program
ESPN Play Your Way is a youth fitness initiative that empowers kids ages 7 to 12 to get fit and remain physically active. Play Your Way encourages youth to develop games that can be played with traditional and non-traditional materials, and in a wide range of settings. This site features kid-created games and innovative low-cost equipment ideas. Anyone can download all the tools necessary to create their own Play Your Way club.
Fuel Up is a program adult leaders can join for their school which is dedicated to have students eat and play healthier and track their progress online.
Get up and do Something!
Get up and Do Something is a program to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Nutrition. The program aims to increase regular physical activity and improve the nutritional.
Students and teachers can find interactive games on this site for Physical Education as well as submit their original games for others to use.
Teachers can use this website for curriculum ideas for their P.E. classes.
This website is helpful for those who homeschool their kids in keeping up with physical education demands.
Jump Bunch- Sports and Fitness for Kids
Over 70 fun physical fitness activities for elementary youth.
Exciting, fun, and informative site aimed at helping kids eat healthy and stay active.
Operation FitKids by the American Council on Exercise
ACE offers age-appropriate curriculum for children in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. The program is aimed at teaching students about the dangers of being overweight and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
PE4life is a voice for the development and improvement of physical education programs.
Over 1,700 developmentally appropriate physical education lesson plans and activities and physical fitness challenges related to physical fitness and health.
Physical Education educators can use this website to talk to each other and build relationships to share ideas.
Rainy day activities are provided by Peaceful Playgrounds to do in place of a PE class while inside the classroom.
This blog site was created for professional development in the physical education field.
Physical Education Essentials Document
Teachers can use this framework and its questions to guide instructional planning and decision‐making for the development of elementary curriculum.
Physical Education Lesson Plans
Here are important safety considerations when teaching Physical Education.
This resource adds “pizazz” to Physical Education Programs with secret tips of the trade and access to hundreds of relevant articles.
Physical Games & Activities for Groups
Browse through various games and group activities for elementary students. Activities require a very few materials and very little preparation time.
This fitness guide is a resource that ensures students success before, after, and during the fitness tests they take at school.
Project Fit has an organization that promotes opportunities for kids in physical education to be active, fit, and healthy.
Teachers can share their individual lesson plans and ideas with others about how to keep students interested in physical education with activities and other resources.
Here, teachers can learn how to create, implement, and evaluate new physical education practices.
Sports coaches and physical educators can use this website to find nutrition and tips on physical activity.
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sports news, games, cartoons, and fantasy sports leagues for youth. The video section includes various sports tips and tricks from professional sports players.
Take Time! Activity in Schools
The programs outlined in this document highlight the research tested and proven effective or reviewed and considered to be a promising practice for physical education.
teachPE.com provides resources for physical education and sports training to teachers.
Teachers.net Lesson Plans- Physical Education Lesson Plans
Over 50 physical fitness activities for elementary through high school students.
On this website is a complete list of activities and games that students might enjoy in a physical education class.
This website provides lesson plans for physical educators to use in their classes.
VERB- Youth Media Campaign
This CDC-sponsored website includes “tween” and parent sites in addition to downloadable materials.