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Physical Education Resources for Teachers

Promote good exercise habits with physical education resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Encourage fitness with lessons and printables for safe and healthy living. Use science activities to explore the benefits of physical activities on the human body. There are quizzes to test students' knowledge of sports trivia and biographies to teach them about famous athletes. You'll also find math activities on baseball statistics and Olympic writing exercises that build vocabulary.


Why Is Exercise Important?
Soccer Skills Quiz
Wellness Poster
Planning a Fitness Schedule
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Capture the Flag
Action Poems and Songs
More Popular Physical Education Printables

Lesson Plans

Movement and Circle Games
Hula Hoop Activities
Name That State
Invent a Sport
Addition Robbery
Basketball Multiplication
Traditional Physical Games
More Physical Education Lesson Plans


Soccer Skills Quiz
Tennis Trivia Quiz
Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Baseball Teams Quiz
Hockey Facts Quiz


17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Little Known Sports
Animals as Athletes
Olympic Games and Politics
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Olympic Facts
More Physical Education References

Physical Education & Science Connected

Heart Rate and Exercise
Muscle Learning
Science and Physical Education: Feel a Push or a Pull
Baseball Fun
Animal Walk Circuit
Science Skill: Making a Hypothesis (Gr. 2)
Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
More Physical Education Activities for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

Reading Warm-Up 158 for Gr. 3 & 4: Fantasy
Health Reading Warm-Up: Exercise
Reading Warm-Up 120 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Name That Sport
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Reading Warm-Up 127 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Reading Warm-Up 127 for Gr. 1 & 2: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
More Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

History Resources for Physical Education

Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Modern Olympic Symbols & Traditions
Baseball Greats
African-American Hall of Fame
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Political Events and Summer Olympic Games
More Popular History Resources for Physical Education

Social Studies & Physical Education Connected

Modified Orienteering
Double Dutch Teacher's Guide
Up Close: Babe Ruth Discussion Guide
Olympic Games and Politics Research Questions
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Olympic History: 1936 Summer Games Background
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
More Physical Education Activities for Social Studies

Mathematics & Physical Education Connected

Classroom Olympic Games
Predictions: Individual and Team
Tennis Teddies
Making Bicycling Easier
Basketball Bears
Football Teddy Bears
Baseball Math
More Physical Education Activities for Math Class

Health & Safety Activities for Physical Education

Health & Nutrition Printables Slideshow
Fine Motor Skills
How Much Exercise Do You Get?
Explore Activity: Ways to Exercise
Basket Full of Exercise
My Favorite Exercise
Nutrition Printable Book (K-4)
More Health & Safety Activities for Physical Education

Sports Resources

Winter Olympics 2014: Sochi Preview
Several New Sports Debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Volleyball Activities
Security a Big Concern in Sochi
Russia's Anti-Gay Bill Ignites International Protests
Sochi: the Host City of the 2014 Winter Olympics
Winter Olympic Games Reading Comprehension Activity
More Popular Sports Resources

Olympic Games Resources

Top 10 Olympic Controversies
William Tell Facts & Olympic Activity
Going for the Gold Writing Activity
Olympic Games in Ancient Greece
Quiz: The Ancient Olympic Games
Winter Olympic Sports Word Search (Difficult)
Modern Olympic Beginnings Word Power
More Olympic Games – Resources for Teachers

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