Created by: Aaron Hart, Brian Devore, Jim DeLine, Mike Martinez, Nick Kline, Pam Powers, Shannon Maly
Special Contributions: Breanna Natale, Deedi Brown, Georgina Vint, Jeremy Lyon, Katelin Anderson
Design: Jennifer Truong

This module was designed to prepare students both physically and cognitively to maximize their understanding of and performance on fitness tests. While each activity will help to build muscular fitness, enhance aerobic capacity, and improve flexibility, the use of the module’s academic language cards and depth of knowledge (DOK) debrief questions will enhance student understanding of critical fitness concepts.

Our partners at FITNESSGRAM® identify instruction about activity and fitness concepts as the first step in the fitness education process. OPEN’s Plug & Play Fitness activities are designed to facilitate that instruction through vigorous activities that can be done as instant activities throughout the entire school year. The authors recommend that you build these activities into your instructional routine with at least one Plug & Play activity integrated into every instructional block plan.

Module Documents

  • Complete Module Packet:

  • Module Overview:

  • Required Materials:

  • All Module Activities:

  • Sample Lesson Plan:

  • Academic Language Cards:

  • Universal Design Adaptations:

  • Fitness Uno Charts:

  • Color Crusher Exercise Posters:

  • Core Balance Cards:


  • Academic Language Quiz:

  • DOK Exit Slips:

Activity Plans

  • Fitness Uno:

  • Aerobic Build & Break:

  • Free Foam Ball Fitness:

  • Aerobic Treasure Grab:

  • Team Triangle Tag:

  • Color Crushers:

  • Core Balance Tag:

  • Plank-Tap Relay:

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National Standards and Outcomes Focus for Plug & Play Fitness

Standard 3.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

  • Standard 3 [E2.3-5] Engages in the activities of physical education class without teacher prompting (3); Actively engages in the activities of physical education class, both teacher-directed and independent (4); Actively engages in all the activities of physical education (5).
  • Standard 3 [E5.3] Demonstrates, with teacher direction, the health-related fitness components (3).