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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.

Jump Rope Skills
(Intermediate 3-5)

By |2024-01-15T15:51:25-05:00January 15th, 2024|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Jenna Knapp & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Jennifer Truong For thousands of years, children have been jumping rope as a form of movement-based fun. This module reinforces basic rope jumping skills and then progresses from that point to include a variety of tricks, challenges, long rope jumping, and cooperative [...]

Instant Activities
(Secondary 6-12)

By |2024-01-01T22:27:24-05:00January 1st, 2024|Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Elyse Loughlin, Lori Dunn, Brandon Herwick, Kevin Reinisch, Charla Parker Krahnke, Mike Martinez, Andrea Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Eliza Kuhn & Aaron Hart Physical educators know and understand the need to get students active and engaged as soon as they enter the PE classroom. This collection of instant [...]

Pumpkin Patch Games

By |2023-10-09T18:55:20-04:00October 9th, 2023|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Welcome to Pumpkin Patch Games! We've reorganized and added new activities! Welcome back to the Pumpkin Patch! This new and updated landing page includes all of your favorite activities from years past, as well as some brand new games for this year! These fun activities are designed to engage students through a variety [...]

Back to School Resources

By |2023-08-01T10:26:25-04:00August 1st, 2023|Best Practices|

The free resources below are designed to help students build relationships, routines, and a love of health-enhancing physical activity. Support OPEN's work through your purchase of US Games Equipment. Shop OPEN Power Discounts online. Back to School Instant Activities: Name Tag Hoop Tower Relay Catch Me If You Can Team Leaders [...]

Pi Day Movement Resources (K-8)

By |2023-07-10T16:51:42-04:00February 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 [...]

Minute To Win

By |2023-06-26T14:37:47-04:00September 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 |2023-07-10T16:51:27-04:00August 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 |2023-06-12T11:47:25-04:00March 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 |2023-07-10T16:57:03-04:00February 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 way related [...]

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