OPEN Blog

Home/OPEN Blog/

Adventure Learning (Grades 6-12)

Establishing a sense of community within physical education classrooms is essential to developing students that are open to trying new activities and experiences. The OPEN Adventure module offers students an opportunity to connect with their classmates, build trust, and problem solve through a variety of fun and engaging activities. The activities can be grouped [...]

Gratitude Games

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

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

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 [...]

By |2022-09-26T18:37:30-04:00September 26th, 2022|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Rhythm Fit (Grades K-8)

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 [...]

By |2022-09-14T09:41:12-04:00August 11th, 2022|Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

The Adventure Mile (Middle School)

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

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

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 [...]

Locomotor and Manipulative Skills
(Primary K-2)

This module includes activities that are designed to develop and reinforce several locomotor and manipulative skills. All of the basic locomotor skills, static and dynamic balancing, as well as underhand tossing, rolling, and catching are addressed. Other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents Complete module packet: [PDF Only] Module Overview: [PDF, [...]

Go to Top