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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 [...]

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 [...]

Pumpkin Patch Games (Grades K-5)

By |2021-10-11T10:13:42-04:00October 11th, 2021|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Reinforce responsibility, self-control, and the health-enhancing benefits of physical activity with this fun and engaging learning module. The activities and resources in this module will help you celebrate fall while staying consistent with your rules, routines, and classroom expectations. As you use free OPENPhysEd.org resources in your physical education classroom, support our work through [...]

Team Fitness Adventure (Grades 3-5)

By |2021-08-02T15:01:42-04:00August 2nd, 2021|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Team-building, routine-setting, and health-related fitness with fun and engaging activities designed to reinforce 3 simple classroom rules. 1) Respect Self;  2) Respect Others;  3) Respect the Things We Use Build on these simple rules to create a safe environment where students are empowered to explore physical activity and movement while building meaningful relationships with [...]

Yoga and Mindfulness

By |2019-11-19T09:17:45-05:00November 18th, 2019|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Written By: Victoria Otto, Verneda Edwards, Megyn Taback, Daniel Hill, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Aaron Hart, Deedi Brown, Mike Martinez Design and Illustrations: Jennifer Truong, James Boland, Aaron Hart Every student can benefit from mindful movement and mental stillness. OPEN's Yoga and Mindfulness module is designed to help your students experience the [...]

Ninja Warrior
(Intermediate 3-5)

By |2019-02-10T16:39:48-05:00February 10th, 2019|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Benjamin Pirillo, Daniel Tennessen, Elyse Loughlin, Jason Leach, Rich Wiles, Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Since 2009, the Ninja Warrior obstacle course movement has been broadcast into American living rooms. However, this movement began in Japan in 1997 with Ninja Warrior Sasuke Rising. On average, over 5 [...]

Instant Activities
(Elementary K-5)

By |2022-08-07T17:45:30-04:00December 11th, 2018|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Games for Teaching…, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Created by Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Josh Enders, Brandon Herwick, Lynn, Hefele, Jenna Knapp, Nick Kline, Andy Pickett, Andrea Hart, RD, Dan Tennessen, Nichole Wilder 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 activities serves to help [...]

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