Classroom PE Games


These games are designed to maximize activity for kids in confined spaces (such as the classroom). Some of these games are high-intensity, some are based on movement that stimulates brain activity, and some are designed with the simple goal of getting kids up, active and happy to move. As every confined space and classroom is different, with its own set of challenges and hazards, please be sure to adapt these games so that they can work well for your kids and your space. The ideal spot to start for activity in confined spaces is with fitness circuits; so if you haven’t yet visited our fitness circuit section, we recommend you check it out! In order to get the most out of these games, try and avoid lag time during transitions. In order to do this, be sure that you have the next part of the activity ready to go (with a verbal cue, movement strategy or breathing exercise), so that the kids can move as seamlessly as possible from one motion to the next throughout the game.

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Crazy Sign Language

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Crazy Sign Language

Playing Area: Classroom Description: • With the students’ suggestions, the teacher assigns an action to the numbers 1-5. • When the teacher holds up one of the numbers on his/her hand, the students must stand up, do the corresponding action, and then sit back down at their desks. • Anyone who does the wrong action can either lose a point, do a fitness challenge, touch all four walls of the class before returning to their desk, or be eliminated. • If your class is seated in groups, you could play group vs. group. • Add more numbers...

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Tricky Tower

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Tricky Tower

Playing Area: Classroom Description: Have kids make 3-5 lines at one end of the classroom. Have a desk at the end for each line of students. Each student must bring 2-3 objects from their desk with them into their line. When the teacher says “Go,” the first student in the line must speed walk to the desk at the other end of the class, set their item down on top of it, and then speed walk back to give a high-five to the next person in line. After getting their high-five, the next person goes. When the next person makes it to the end of...

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Assembly Line

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Assembly Line

Playing Area: Classroom Description: Have one student come up to the front of the class and start to perform a repetitive movement (with or without sound). Once the rest of the class has had a chance to observe the movement, ask for volunteers to see who can add on to the machine with another repetitive movement and sound (i.e. so if the first movement ends with a foot stomping, the second student might come to the front and start their movement by pretending to pick up the “thing” that has just been stomped on by the foot stomping and...

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R.P.S. Cheer

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R.P.S. Cheer

Playing Area: Classroom Description: For this game, you are trying to get the biggest cheering section behind you. Everyone starts by finding someone else to play Rock, Paper, Scissors with. The winner gets to continue on in the game, finding someone else to play against. The loser immediately becomes a member of the winner’s cheering section (following them around, cheering for them). What this means is that as someone continues to win, their cheering section will get larger and larger. Soon you will have two students face off while all...

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Wormhole

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Wormhole

Playing Area: Classroom Description: The object of this game is to not let your worm get squished in his hole. Have all of the kids for a circle. Each player sticks their right index finger out, and make a hole with their left hand using their thumb and index finger. Everyone must be looking towards the center of the circle. Now, everyone slides their worm into the circle on their left. When the teacher says “Go,” everyone tries to get their worm out of the hole to their right, while at the same time closing the hole on their left over...

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