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  • December 1, 2019

    Peg Board Basics for Beginners

    If you want to look like a badass Ninja Warrior doing your workouts, then dominating a peg board is a good place to start. The only problem is that a pegboard workout is a physically demanding, grueling exercise that can...

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  • September 1, 2019

    Game Time: Rob the Nest

    Game Time: Rob the Nest! All you'll need is four hoops and a bunch of basketballs.   Split your class into groups, each based at a hoop in a corner of the gym. Place the basketballs in a large cluster...

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  • July 18, 2017

    Warmup Activity of the Week: Icebergs

    This week's featured physical education warmup activity is called Icebergs, and its great for grades 3-6. All you'll need for this activity is about 5 mats spread out randomly throughout your gym. Once setup is complete, have your students spread...

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  • June 8, 2017

    A Brief Lesson in Croquet

    It's that time of year; yard game season. Something about the combination of sunshine and cold beverages in the backyard seems to elicit an innate desire within all of us for friendly (or not so friendly) competition while we're hanging out...

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  • May 23, 2017

    Jump Rope 101 For Elementary School Jumpers

    Jump ropes are a simple yet incredible useful and versatile tool to utilize in your physical education repertoire. Not only do they require your students use fitness skills such as coordination and endurance, but they can also be used in...

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  • May 18, 2017

    An Introduction to Cage Balls

    Cage Balls are becoming a commonly used type of ball in physical education classes. These large, lightweight, inflated balls typically have a diameter in the range of 30" to 60", however some brands offer balls with diameters of 72" or...

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