Physical Education

by Mary Ann

Homeschool resources for PE

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NASPE's Teacher Toolbox  (T)
NASPE's Teacher Toolbox shares ideas for promoting your quality physical education, physical activity, or youth sports program. Every month will feature activity ideas that meet the national standards, elementary and secondary fitness calendars for you to send home with your students, bulletin board ideas, puzzles and games, information about the nation's health observances, and the newest resource materials.

Scavenger Hunts for Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
Scavenger Hunts for Kids is great activity because not only can the kids complete the hunt, older children can set up the hunts for younger kids. Some of the downloads are scavenger hunts, others are creative group activities. There are activities for both inside and outside as well as holiday, school, travel, and reading activities. Be sure to read the Comments and Tips for the hunts because instructions may not be on the download itself.

Print Sports Awards.com  (Y,M,O,T)
Welcome to the free web based printing service that will allow you to print out any sports award in just a few simple steps. You can use those awards for all official and unofficial competitions or gatherings you organize.

How much exercise do you need?  (Y,M,O,T)
Physical Activity for Everyone from the Center for Disease Control. Includes information on The President's Challenge. Beginning March 20, you can win awards for staying active - and track your progress along with kids across America.

Daily Exercise Chart  (Y)
Preschool lesson plans.

Happy Feet, Healthy Food Kids' Club  (Y)
Happy Feet, Healthy Food Kids' Club is an after-school program. Its mission is to help children develop the love of everyday habits which include physical exercise and healthy eating. During each 10-week session (fall and spring), children keep track of their own progress through a journal "log-book" and also work to reach group goals. Great ideas and printable worksheets if you do not have a program in your area.

Let's Move  (Y,M)
America's move to raise a healthier generation of kids.

Fitness and Kids  (Y,M)
Free downloads: -Kids physical fitness activity chart- Activity chart for kids -Blank chart to track your activity level Help track your activity level with your own activities.

The President's Challenge  (Y,M,O,T)
The President's Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives. No matter what your activity and fitness level, the President's Challenge can help motivate you to improve.

The President's Challenge Activity Log  (Y,M,O,T)
You have to record your activities to earn awards in the President's Challenge.

Teach Circus.com  (Y,M,O,T)
This site is dedicated to helping teachers, recreation professionals, and performers give effective instruction in Circus Arts. Circus Arts are a valuable part of many Physical Education and Recreation programs. Because these skills are so novel, challenging, and fun, students of all ages are highly motivated to practice and achieve. Circus Arts are equally good as individual, partner, and group activities. Many students who do not enjoy traditional sports and games often excel at Circus Arts. Circus skills require concentration, patience, timing, tracking skills, gross motor coordination, and fine motor coordination.

How to Devil Stick  (Y,M,O,T)
Devil stick manipulation is a form of gyroscopic juggling, or equilibristics and is generally considered to be one of the 'circus arts'. The name, "Devil Stick" most likely comes from a confusion of 'diabolo' (to toss across) with 'diablo', or devil. Sometimes called "devil-sticking" other terms often used are: "twirling", "sticking" and "stick juggling".

Juggling  (Y,M,O,T)
Ancient Egyptian tomb paintings show people juggling. Juggling develops hand-eye coordination and keeps the kids amused for hours. Give it a try!

How to Juggle  (Y,M,O,T)

I Can Juggle Kids Page  (Y,M,O,T)
Take a ride through the world of Juggling: Juggling Information Service, International Jugglers Association, Juggling Festivals, Juggling Help, Juggling Software, Interviews with Jugglers, A Juggling Success Story, and the Juggling Hall of Fame

Juggling  (Y,M,O,T)
From Teachcircus.com

Physical Activity Resources  (T)
A resource from the National Dairy Council

PE Basketball Lesson Plan  (Y,M)
A sixty minute lesson to improve basketball dribbling skills

KidsHealth  (T)
Full of excellent articles that can be reviewed by mom before using; because this is a secular site, not all content is useful to Christians who choose to teach their children to respond in a wise way.

PE Lesson Plan and Activity Page -  (T)
Start with the ABC's of PE, found under Lesson Plans, and take off from there. There is too much to list in this small space, but if you want the big list, click on the Overview link & see the hundreds of lesson plans, activities, and sports rules all listed.

Jump into the story  (Y,M)
Children will learn how they can use their bodies to act out situations or to tell a story. For younger and middle students

Dairy Council of CA  (T)
Online interactive games for everyone; free resources for educators in CA

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