Classroom Desk

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.

Buddy Buddy

Buddy Buddy

Equipment: One tricky-to-conceal item. Description: Pick a somewhat difficult-to-conceal item (i.e. a rubber chicken, over-sized soft dice, dodgeball…etc). Pick one student to stand at the front of the class, facing the wall, with their eyes closed. Before giving out...

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Memory Zap

Memory Zap

Equipment: NONE Description: Have one student leave the classroom. Tell all of the students that they have had their memories zapped (like in “Men In Black”), and no longer have the ability to speak, and don’t know where they are. Give them 30 seconds to move around...

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Active Opposites

Active Opposites

Equipment: NONE Description: In this game, every command means something else. To start, tell the kids that when you say “Walk forward,” they must walk backwards. When you say “Hop,” they must crawl. When you say “BIG,” they must get as little as possible. And for all...

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Confusing Compass

Confusing Compass

Equipment: NONE Description: This game can start out very simply, and then get as complicated as your kids can handle. To begin, put up the 4 compass directions on your 4 walls (North, South, East, West). Have the kids stand and push their chairs in so that they have...

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