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About Aaron Hart

Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.

Pi Day Movement Resources (K-8)

By |2023-02-28T08:25:06-05:00February 28th, 2023|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Academic Integration, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Created By: Mary Driemeyer, Daniel Hill, Nichole Wilder Special Contributions: Aaron Hart, Andrea Hart Are you looking for fun and engaging ways to recognize and celebrate Pi Day in your physical education class? OPEN’s Pi Day instant activities collection was designed just for that! These fun and engaging activities for students in grades K-8 [...]

Plug & Play Fitness Collection (Grades 3-12)

By |2023-02-06T10:14:37-05:00February 5th, 2023|3-5 Games for Teaching, 6-8 Tools for Teaching, 9-12 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources|

Plug & Play Fitness activities are among the most popular resources on the OPEN platform – with over 100,000 downloads and counting! This page brings all three Plug & Play modules together for quick and easy access across all grade levels. Teachers have told us that no matter what grade level they teach, they [...]

Gratitude Games

By |2022-11-02T13:53:24-04:00November 2nd, 2022|3-5 Physical Education Modules, 6-8 Tools for Teaching, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Welcome to Gratitude Games This updated module includes your favorite Turkey Trot and Gratitude Games with some new favorites just added. Add some active joy to the month of November and use the gratitude-focused debrief questions to get your students thinking about the true meaning of the season. Plus, combine the academic language [...]

Pumpkin Patch Games

By |2022-10-11T06:38:19-04:00October 11th, 2022|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Welcome to Pumpkin Patch Games! We've reorganized and added new activities! This new Pumpkin Patch landing page includes your favorites from years past, as well as brand new games for 2022! Thank you to the following Pumpkin Patch contributors! Drew Burris, Evan Norwood, Pam Straker, Nichole Wilder, Sarah Phillips, Paul Redman, Meggie Shoemaker, Kristen Stuber, Tracie Hammond, Tiffany [...]

Minute To Win

By |2022-09-26T18:37:30-04:00September 26th, 2022|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Growth mindset is developed through experience, struggle, failure, and triumph. Minute to Win challenges are designed to be a safe place for students to experience and understand this journey. This module is written for intermediate grade levels and can also be used at the middle school level. This short module offers students fun team-based [...]

Rhythm Fit (Grades K-8)

By |2022-09-14T09:41:12-04:00August 11th, 2022|Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Ben Pirillo, Victor Spadaro, Nichole Wilder Music Production: Hip Hop Public Health YouTube Crew: Ben Pirillo, Brian Devore, Eileen Tirado, LaDonda Porter, Nichole Wilder, Tom Gelardi, Victor Spadaro The Rhythm Fit modules will be an on-going series of routines set to music using a variety of equipment. These activities provide an opportunity [...]

The Adventure Mile (Middle School)

By |2022-03-20T07:35:11-04:00March 20th, 2022|6-8 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Aaron Hart & Stephanie Herrick Special Contributions: Victor Spadaro, Isabella Orlando and Andrea Hart, RDN Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart OPEN and Rising New York Road Runners have joined forces to bring you The Adventure Mile for Middle School. This new instructional module provides over 100 pages of fitness running instructional tools [...]

Educational Gymnastics

By |2022-04-14T07:44:55-04:00February 8th, 2022|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Created by: Nichole Wilder Special Contributions: Andrea Hart Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart This module includes activities that are designed to develop movement concepts and body control. Educational gymnastics is not the same type of gymnastics seen on TV during the Olympics. It focuses on teaching introductory skills and concepts in a safe [...]

Winter Wonderland Instant Activities

By |2022-12-02T17:52:49-05:00December 4th, 2021|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Every year, right around the holiday season, students start to fall into a frenzy of excitement, forget their impulse control basics, and can use a little physical education etiquette reminder. OPEN's winter-themed instant activity module was designed just for that! We’ve organized our collection of fun and engaging instant activities with social and emotional [...]

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