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Activity Space Title Grade Level Content Area(s) Views
Large Open Area Required "Germ Crossing"
Tag activity similar to "Sharks and Minnows" that will get your class up and moving, while also visually learning about contraction of germs and proper handwashing technique.
K Health
52
Large Open Area Required 123 Preschool Dribbling Pre-K Recess/Lunch Break 2196
Suitable for Either Space 3 Parts of the Grain Scavenger Hunt
Get students up and moving while reinforcing nutrition content where students are exploring the three parts of a whole grain (germ, endosperm, and bran), as well as exploring whole grain food options.
5, 6 Health
44
Large Open Area Required 50 States Game 3, 4 Science / Social Studies
1907
Suitable for Classroom Space Active Alliteration 7, 8 Reading/Language Arts
381
Suitable for Either Space Active Ideas for 100th Day of School K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
418
Suitable for Classroom Space Active Math Station Rotation 2, 3 Math, Physical Education
16277
Large Open Area Required Active Meal Planning
Quick start activity to get students up, moving and talking about nutrition concepts.
3, 4 Health
47
Suitable for Classroom Space Active Problem Solver 3, 4, 5 Math
981
Suitable for Classroom Space Active Vegetable Word Search
Word search that targets the vegetable food group and incorporates physical activity.
3, 4 Health
51
Suitable for Classroom Space Aerobic Rock, Paper, Scissors 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
593
Suitable for Classroom Space Balloon Finger Balance Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
511
Large Open Area Required Bronco Tag 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 2534
Suitable for Classroom Space Can You Jump for Two Minutes? 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
3625
Suitable for Classroom Space Card Play 1, 2 Math
4279
Large Open Area Required Cholesterol vs. Cardiologists
"Freeze Tag" type of game that will introduce students to bad cholesterol and it's effects on the heart.
4, 5 Health
46
Suitable for Classroom Space Copy & Create Dance Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
436
Large Open Area Required Dairy Relay
Student relay race to emphasize dairy production and nutrition. How do we get our dairy products? Where do they come from? What do the nutrients in dairy products do for our overall health, growth, and development.
4, 5 Health
43
Suitable for Classroom Space Dental Hygiene - Freeze Dance
Get students active using the popular game "freeze dance", utilizing songs that teach students about dental hygiene.
K, 1 Health
56
Suitable for Either Space Emphasizing New Foods
Get students thinking about what types of foods that they eat regularly and give them some new ideas for foods that they have not tried, while incorporating movement.
K, 1 Health
42
Suitable for Classroom Space Energy from Wholesome Grains K, 1 Health
38
Large Open Area Required Essential Nutrient Review
Review the 6 essential nutrients while incorporating basic motor skill and activity.
5, 6 Health
40
Suitable for Either Space Family Dance Party
Get the family up and moving by learning and choreographing a new dance routine.
3, 4 Classroom Energizer
38
Large Open Area Required Fast Food
Fun, interactive game to get students moving while thinking about healthy food choices.
3, 4 Health
58
Suitable for Classroom Space Feather Up K, 1 Science / Social Studies
2913
Suitable for Either Space Fill It In Fitness
This is an activity in which your student will incorporate popular fitness activities while also practicing sequential math content.
K Math, Physical Education
44
Large Open Area Required Fitness Cards
A quick 10 minute activity to work on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.
4, 5 Classroom Energizer
36
Suitable for Classroom Space Flex for Protein
Quick classroom activity to get students moving and practicing categorizing the protein food group.
2, 3 Health
23
Large Open Area Required Good Digestion vs. Bad Digestion
Help students assocaite foods that are good for digestion vs. foods that are bad for digestion.
4, 5 Health
30
Large Open Area Required Hand-Eye Coordination Challenge
This activity practices hand-eye coordination with a cardboard paper towel (PT) roll.
1, 2 Physical Education
37
Suitable for Classroom Space Happy Hands
A quick, fun, interactive activity to practice proper handwashing technique and protocol.
K Health
46
Large Open Area Required Hat Tag K, 1 Recess/Lunch Break 2197
Large Open Area Required Heart Rate Calculation Activity
In this activity, students will learn how to measure and calculate their heart rate at rest and following a sequence of activities.
4, 5 Math, Physical Education
31
Suitable for Classroom Space Hearts R Beating 4, 5 Health, Math
13837
Large Open Area Required HELLO SUMMER - Healthy & Active Summer Choice Board
During Summer Vacation, keep this choice board on your wall or refrigerator for ideas for staying healthy and active.
3, 4 Health, Physical Education
29
Suitable for Either Space Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore! 3, 4 Science / Social Studies
5694
Large Open Area Required Hydration Game 2, 3 Health
12205
Large Open Area Required Intro to Jump Rope
Students will learn to identify differences between hopping and jumping, to jump with two feet and land softly with two feet, and to follow rules and parameters of jump rope activities.
K, 1 Physical Education
26
Suitable for Either Space Jumping Beans
Classroom Energizer - partner-style relay race aimed to reinforce students' addition/counting skills.
K Health, Math
32
Large Open Area Required Kickers K Math
2673
Suitable for Classroom Space Language Lights 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts, Science / Social Studies
5927
Large Open Area Required Line Push-Ups 4, 5 Physical Education
2347
Large Open Area Required Locomotor Tag
Get your students active with this "tag-like" game that promotes locomotor movement and critical thinking skills.
3, 4 Classroom Energizer
25
Large Open Area Required Making Matter Move 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
2398
Suitable for Classroom Space Meaning to Line Pushups 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Math
640
Suitable for Classroom Space Memory Match 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
3377
Large Open Area Required Mission Impossible - Food Groups Relay
Students will move through an obstacle-like relay race while collecting foods for their designated food group.
4, 5 Health
23
Suitable for Either Space Move with Fitness Bands
Exercise bands are a great way for students to work on strength training while taking a break from the classroom activities. Bands are portable and easy to store.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
320
Large Open Area Required MyPlate Hot Spot - Building Healthy Meals
Fun, interactive, basketball game that will teach students to build healthy meals utilizing MyPlate.
4, 5 Health
26
Suitable for Either Space MyPlate Scavenger Hunt
Send students on a scavenger hunt around the classroom to see if they can identify and properly categorize MyPlate food group products.
4, 5 Health
31
Suitable for Either Space Mystery Exercise Box
An easy to create fitness activity to do with students in the classroom or at home.
4, 5 Physical Education
31
Large Open Area Required One Leg Balance Challenge
In this activity, students will be guided through a series of one leg balance challenges and be given the opportunity to create their own balance challenges.
2, 3 Physical Education
26
Suitable for Classroom Space One Minute Pop Up 1, 2, 3, 4 Classroom Energizer
8223
Suitable for Classroom Space Over, Under, Around and Through Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
5474
Suitable for Classroom Space Parts of a Sentence 7, 8 Reading/Language Arts
281
Large Open Area Required Perceived Rate of Exertion vs. Heart Rate Zones
Get students up and moving, while also practicing “perceived rate of exertion” vs. their heart rate zones.
5, 6 Health
19
Suitable for Either Space Quick Fitness - Active 8 Minute Workout
Get some quick physical activity in with this 8-minute, kid-friendly, workout.
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
40
Suitable for Classroom Space Reading Food Labels
Practice reading food labels to identify important information while incorporating physical activity.
5, 6 Health
26
Suitable for Classroom Space Rescue 9-1-1 K, 1 Health
2341
Suitable for Either Space Simon Says - Healthy Snacking Edition
Get students' heart rates up with this "simon says" like game that will quiz students knowledge on healthy vs. unhealthy snacking habits.
3, 4 Health
48
Large Open Area Required Stellaluna Steal Tag K, 1 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
4344
Large Open Area Required Testing Aerobic Capacity
Students will learn about what aerobic capacity is, why it's important and will learn how to test their own aerobic capacity.
7, 8 Physical Education
34
Large Open Area Required The Laws of Motion 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
2998
Suitable for Classroom Space The Water Cycle Song 1, 2 Science / Social Studies
3981
Large Open Area Required Tunnel Tag 2, 3, 4 Recess/Lunch Break 2296
Large Open Area Required UNO Fitness Challenge
Improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility utilzing the classic card game UNO.
4, 5 Physical Education
37
Suitable for Classroom Space Up - Down Spelling Relay 3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
3446
Large Open Area Required Victory Lap - Rock, Paper, Scissors in Action
Utilzing social distancing protocol, get your students engaged in an interactive game of rock, paper, scissors that incorporates movement.
2, 3 Classroom Energizer
30
Suitable for Either Space Walk a Marathon Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
520
Suitable for Either Space What I Like About You
Get students up and moving with a "freeze dance" style game that promotes positive social interactions amongst peers.
K, 1 Health
33
Large Open Area Required Wheel of Fitness K, 1 Physical Education
3860
Suitable for Either Space Yoga & Mindfulness
Have students take a brain break from academics, and release tension within their body and muscles with this Yoga & Mindfulness at home activity.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
33
Suitable for Classroom Space Your Body Says
Show students different ways that our body attempts to communicate with us and tell us what it needs with a fun, active "Simon-Says" like game.
2, 3 Health
37
 
Suitable for Classroom Space "At the Hop" with Health 5 Classroom Energizer
4
Suitable for Classroom Space "Dividing" into Groups 3 Math
272
Suitable for Classroom Space 12 Days of Fitness 3, 4, 5, 6 Classroom Energizer
391
Suitable for Classroom Space 25 Stories 5 Reading/Language Arts
952
Suitable for Classroom Space 25 Ways of Walking 5 Reading/Language Arts
919
Suitable for Classroom Space 3 Great Copy Cat Games Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
420
Suitable for Classroom Space 5 Alive K Math
3040
Large Open Area Required 5 Little Monkeys Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
148
Large Open Area Required 500 5 Recess/Lunch Break 71
Suitable for Classroom Space 52 Pickup 3, 4 Math
2429
Suitable for Classroom Space A – Z Adverb Pantomime 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
379
Large Open Area Required A-Z Race
In this game, students will work together as a team to spell their vocabulary words, or important concept words in any subject.
3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
70
Suitable for Classroom Space ABC Group Speed Bowling 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
126
Suitable for Either Space ABC of Fitness K Reading/Language Arts
1798
Suitable for Classroom Space ABC... K Reading/Language Arts
286
Suitable for Either Space Above and Beyond the Blanket 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
134
Suitable for Classroom Space Action Letters 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
327
Suitable for Classroom Space Active BINGO
This activity is a quick group movement opportunity. Students play the classic game bingo, but do an exercise with each number called until someone wins.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
100
Suitable for Classroom Space Active Name Game 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
390
Suitable for Classroom Space Active Story Problems 2 Math
259
Suitable for Classroom Space Active Weather K Science / Social Studies
897
Suitable for Classroom Space Addition & Subtraction Balloon Bump 2, 3 Math
277
Large Open Area Required Addition Addiction Workout Edition 1 Math
72
Suitable for Classroom Space Addition and Subtraction Bounce 1 Math
317
Suitable for Classroom Space Aerobic Black Bear-Trout-Skeeter 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
123
Large Open Area Required Air It Out 5 Physical Education
161
Suitable for Classroom Space Air Writing K, 1 Reading/Language Arts
296
Suitable for Classroom Space Airplane Prepositions 6, 7 Reading/Language Arts
2379
Suitable for Classroom Space Alphabet Edit 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
1212
Large Open Area Required Alphabet Freeze Tag
In this activity, students play the classic freeze tag game, with a twist. Frozen students must form the shape of a letter when tagged
2, 3 Classroom Energizer
27
Suitable for Classroom Space Alphabet Jacks K, 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
641
Suitable for Classroom Space Alphabet Popcorn 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
2047
Large Open Area Required Alphabet Soup K, 1 Physical Education
1072
Suitable for Either Space Alphabet Soup - Eating A to Z
This activity is a health-based modification to the Active Academics lesson "Alphabet Soup".
K Health
0
Large Open Area Required Amoeba Tag 1, 2 Recess/Lunch Break 48
Suitable for Classroom Space Analogy Extravaganza 5 Reading/Language Arts
90
Suitable for Classroom Space Angles, Angles, Everywhere! 4 Math
193
Suitable for Classroom Space Animal Action K Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
1440
Large Open Area Required Antonyms and Synonyms 4 Reading/Language Arts
68
Large Open Area Required Are We Alike 3 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
328
Large Open Area Required Around Ball 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 99
Suitable for Classroom Space As If Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
250
Suitable for Classroom Space At the Drive Thru
In this activity, students will get moving while learning about healthy food choices at popular fast food destinations.
6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
58
Suitable for Classroom Space At The Hop 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
291
Suitable for Either Space At-Home Wellness Challenge
In completing this challenge, students will participate in a wellness activity each day and reflect on their emotions and mindset of the day, and how the wellness activity may or may not have impacted their mood.
6, 7 Physical Education
0
Suitable for Classroom Space Back to Back Fact or Opinion 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
161
Large Open Area Required Balancing Act 4 Physical Education
89
Suitable for Classroom Space Balancing Basics Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
323
Suitable for Either Space Ball Tag 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
188
Large Open Area Required Balloon Boppers
Review high fiber foods in all food groups, as well as promote physical activity, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills.
5 Health
2
Suitable for Either Space Balloon Juggle & Sort 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
47
Suitable for Either Space Balloon O, No K, 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
153
Suitable for Either Space Barnyard Pre-K Classroom Energizer
106
Large Open Area Required Beach Ball Crab Walk 4, 5 Physical Education
284
Suitable for Classroom Space Beach Ball Math - Addition & Subtraction 1, 2 Math
4481
Suitable for Classroom Space Beach Ball Math - Multiplication & Division 3, 4 Math
434
Large Open Area Required Bean Bag Bocce
This activity takes the classic game Bocce ball to the playground using "safe" beanbags that make it perfect for any surface. Students each get a bean bag and try to throw it closest to the target bag.
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 40
Suitable for Either Space Bean Bag Helper
In this activity, kids get to move, while balancing a bean-bag on their head. When it falls off, they will need help from the other kids to get it back and on and keep moving.
3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
31
Suitable for Either Space Beanbag Fun with Nutrition K, 1 Health
17
Large Open Area Required Beanbag Switch Partner Planks 4, 5 Physical Education
818
Large Open Area Required Bear Walk Relay Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Recess/Lunch Break 77
Large Open Area Required Being The Brand New Kid K Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
177
Large Open Area Required Bizerk Ball 4, 5 Physical Education
190
Suitable for Either Space Blast Off
This activity allows children to be silly and move around the room as if they are rockets exploring space all while reviewing and learning fun facts about our solar system.
3, 4 Science / Social Studies
64
Large Open Area Required Blood Circulation Fitness Circuit
Students will engage in health-related fitness activities, while simutaenously illustrating the circulation of blood throughout the body.
8 Physical Education
0
Large Open Area Required Body Rulers 5 Math
203
Suitable for Classroom Space Book Hop 3, 4 Classroom Energizer
177
Large Open Area Required Bounce, Bounce, Bounce 4, 5 Physical Education
7443
Large Open Area Required Build Your Own Tabata
In this activity, students will come up with a series of exercises to create their own interval training energizer.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
0
Large Open Area Required Bumper Car Hula Hoops Pre-K, K Recess/Lunch Break 71
Suitable for Classroom Space Busy Bees K, 1 Classroom Energizer
279
Suitable for Classroom Space Butterfly Concepts: Low, Medium, and High K Physical Education, Science / Social Studies
593
Suitable for Classroom Space California Dreamin' 4, 5 Science / Social Studies
335
Large Open Area Required Can you guess what I am thinking? 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
33
Suitable for Classroom Space Can You Make the Switch? 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
233
Suitable for Classroom Space Capital Calisthenics 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
137
Suitable for Classroom Space Car Relay 2, 3, 4 Classroom Energizer
137
Large Open Area Required Cards Against Fitness
In this activity, students and their partners will be dueling with the cards to create matches - if not, fitness!
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
0
Suitable for Classroom Space Catch 100 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
171
Suitable for Classroom Space CATCH 500
In this activity, students will practice throwing and catching, and incorporate math probability, and data collecting
3, 4 Math
54
Suitable for Classroom Space Catch-A-Ball Catchers 1 Math
163
Suitable for Classroom Space Cellular Structure 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
30
Suitable for Classroom Space Chair Action
In this activity students will use their desk chair to perform a variety of activities that get the heart beating faster and help provide an energy break.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
113
Suitable for Classroom Space Chair Aerobics Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
622
Suitable for Classroom Space Chair Gym 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
218
Suitable for Classroom Space Chalkboard Sentences 3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
663
Suitable for Classroom Space Chapter Review Charades 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
99
Large Open Area Required Chicken Dance with the Parachute K, 1 Physical Education
44
Large Open Area Required Circulatory System Scoot 2, 3 Physical Education, Science / Social Studies
233
Suitable for Either Space Classroom Balloon Soccer 3, 4, 5, 6 Classroom Energizer
39
Suitable for Classroom Space Classroom Fables
Students will integrate movement into learning more about fables to help them analyze the fables, and identify the message or theme of the fable.
4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
8
Suitable for Classroom Space Classroom Sorts
How many different ways can your class organize themselves?
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
0
Large Open Area Required Clean Your Room 4, 5 Physical Education
109
Large Open Area Required Cleaning up the Grammar Garage 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
293
Suitable for Classroom Space Clockwise and Counterclockwise 3 Physical Education
125
Large Open Area Required Clothes Pin Tag K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 100
Suitable for Classroom Space Colors and Counting Game K, 1 Math
4990
Suitable for Classroom Space Colors of Fruits and Vegetables
This activity will help PreK and K students move while reviewing names of fruits and vegetables and their different colors, and to categorize food items as fruits or vegetables.
K Health
11
Suitable for Either Space Comparing Junk Foods & Healthy Foods
Students will learn to understand the differing effects of junk food and protein containing foods, as well as identify different types of foods as healthy vs. unhealthy.
K, 1 Classroom Energizer
0
Suitable for Either Space Comparing Whole Numbers 3, 4 Math
76
Suitable for Classroom Space Compliment Tag 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
257
Suitable for Classroom Space Compound Word Concentration 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
220
Suitable for Classroom Space Compound Word Match 2 Reading/Language Arts
95
Large Open Area Required Continent Trivia Game 4, 5 Physical Education, Science / Social Studies
392
Suitable for Either Space Cosmic Kids Yoga
Choose a yoga video from the Cosmic Kids Yoga Club playlist on YouTube.
1, 2 Health
1
Suitable for Either Space Count It Down, Jack! 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
117
Suitable for Classroom Space Count Your Steps 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
73
Large Open Area Required Counting High Fives K, 1 Math, Physical Education
324
Suitable for Either Space Counting Tosses K Math
162
Large Open Area Required Counting with friends
Kids love jumping rope. This activity gives them something to focus on while jumping - practicing counting and comparison.
K, 1, 2 Recess/Lunch Break 9
Large Open Area Required Crab Walk Cleanup 3, 4 Physical Education
60
Suitable for Classroom Space Crazy Coordinates
In this activity, students will practice plotting ordered pairs on a graph while doing several different physical activities
7, 8 Math
90
Suitable for Either Space Crazy Eights Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
189
Large Open Area Required Create Your Own Dance
In this activity, students get to work with a partner or group to create their own dance sequence.
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 136
Suitable for Classroom Space Cross Crawl Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
311
Suitable for Either Space Cross the Creek Pre-K, K, 1 Classroom Energizer
94
Suitable for Classroom Space Crossing The Midline K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
330
Suitable for Either Space Cupid Shuffle Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
379
Suitable for Either Space Dairy Food Scramble
Help students become familiar with popular dairy products while incorporating locomotion.
K Classroom Energizer
0
Suitable for Classroom Space Dance and Round
Get students up and dancing while working on recognizing place values, rounding to the nearest place value of your choice and working with a partner to solve a problem.
3, 4 Math
11
Suitable for Either Space Dance of Life 2 Science / Social Studies
39
Suitable for Either Space Dancing the Plant Life 2/3 2, 3 Science / Social Studies
39
Suitable for Either Space Dancing the Plant Life 4/5 4, 5 Science / Social Studies
32
Suitable for Either Space Dancing the Plant Life 6/7 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
10
Suitable for Either Space Dancing to the Rhythm & Beat Da 1, 2 Physical Education
28
Suitable for Either Space Dancing to the Rhythm & Beat 3, 4 Physical Education
27
Suitable for Either Space Dancing to the Rhythm & Beat 5, 6 Physical Education
28
Suitable for Either Space Dancing to the Rhythm & Beat 7, 8 Physical Education
45
Suitable for Either Space Deal or No Deal 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
240
Large Open Area Required Dental Health Tag K, 1 Health
5246
Suitable for Classroom Space Desk Aerobics 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
69
Large Open Area Required Dice Jumping
In this activity, students will practice basic math skills (addition and subtraction) while performing movement activities. Great way to let kids get a movement break and practice foundational math.
K, 1 Math, Physical Education
122
Suitable for Either Space Dice Jumping K, 1 Math
284
Suitable for Either Space Directionality Scramble Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
116
Suitable for Classroom Space Don't Break Newton's Laws 7, 8 Science / Social Studies
111
Suitable for Classroom Space Don’t Dent the Car Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
90
Suitable for Either Space Don’t Fall in the Ocean 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
90
Large Open Area Required Double Dutch
This classic street game, which has evolved into a competitve sport, is a playground favorite. All you need is two ropes (16' length) and 3 or more participants.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 18
Large Open Area Required Dragon Tail Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3 Recess/Lunch Break 99
Suitable for Classroom Space Earth, Air, Fire, Water 1, 2 Science / Social Studies
420
Large Open Area Required Easy Relay Ideas Pre-K Recess/Lunch Break 40
Suitable for Classroom Space Eggs Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
87
Suitable for Classroom Space Everybody is a Star
We love celebrities. In this activity, the class is divided up into two groups - reporters and celebrities. Each celebrity gets a "real character". The reporter must "catch up" to the moving celebrity and ask questions trying to guess who they are.
6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
28
Suitable for Classroom Space Exercard Battle
In this fun activity modeled after the classic "War Card Game", students will enjoy competition and physical activity right beside their seat.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
82
Large Open Area Required Exercise Balls 4, 5 Physical Education
80
Suitable for Classroom Space Exploring Space Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
79
Suitable for Either Space Extreme Fitness Simon Says Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
97
Suitable for Classroom Space Fact or Opinion Shuffle 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
212
Suitable for Classroom Space Factor It In 4 Math
225
Suitable for Classroom Space Fast Feet & Arms 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
130
Suitable for Either Space Feather Fun Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
206
Suitable for Either Space Find Your Kind
In this activity, students will get much needed movement, while practicing geometric recognition. Students get group activity time while practicing math skills.
3, 4 Math
57
Suitable for Classroom Space Find your Math Match
In this activity, students will work on "quick multiplication facts". By trying to find the match to their number or set of numbers amongst the other students. Great activity to get up and move while practicing basic math.
3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
36
Suitable for Classroom Space Fishing for Sight Words K, 1 Reading/Language Arts
364
Suitable for Classroom Space Fit Tic-Tac-Toe
In this activity, students will play the classic tic-tac-toe game, but do a physical activity related to each part of the board. Great for competition and movement
K, 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
46
Large Open Area Required Fitness Circuit 2, 3 Physical Education
158
Suitable for Either Space Fitness Fire Drill
This is a great way to get the whole school, or your whole class moving quickly for a brain break. Students will have a "signal" that tells them to get up and do "today's" activity for 3-5 minutes.
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
56
Suitable for Classroom Space Fitness Wave 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
68
Suitable for Classroom Space Flash Up, Flash Down
This is an assessment activity that allows your students to incorporate movement into any type of oral review. Use as a quick brain break activity, or as part of specific lesson.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
265
Suitable for Classroom Space Fly Swatter Game 2, 3 Math
378
Suitable for Classroom Space Follow the Leader Pre-K, K, 1 Classroom Energizer
107
Large Open Area Required Follow the Leader Dance
In this activity, students get a chance to show off their dance moves in a fun large group setting.
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 70
Suitable for Either Space Follow The Leader Dance Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 25
Suitable for Classroom Space Food for Heart Challenge 4 Health
104
Suitable for Classroom Space Food Pyramid Fitness 2, 3 Health
2878
Suitable for Classroom Space Food Rainbow – Similar and Different 2, 3 Health
97
Suitable for Either Space Food Safety Crossword Puzzle
Get students up and active with a crossword puzzle that focuses on food safety.
3 Health
0
Large Open Area Required Four Corner Fun 2, 3 Physical Education
150
Suitable for Either Space Four Corner Sight Word Challenge 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
188
Suitable for Either Space Four Corners 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 112
Large Open Area Required Four Square 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 44
Large Open Area Required Four Square Jumping Pattern 1, 2 Physical Education
118
Large Open Area Required Four Square Memory Activity
In this activity, students will practice their listening and memory skills by remembering a pattern of numbers and jumping into the corresponding squares.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 1
Suitable for Classroom Space Freeze Dance Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
112
Large Open Area Required Freeze Tag - Emphasis on Washing Fruits & Vegetables
Get students moving with the popular game "freeze tag", while emphasizing the importance of washing your fruits and vegetables before eating them.
1, 2 Health
1
Suitable for Classroom Space Frozen Vocabulary Words
In this activity, students will perform movement beside their desk for 15-20 seconds at a time. Then teacher calls out a vocabulary word - which causes students to "freeze" and use the word in a sentence, etc.
2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
50
Large Open Area Required Fruit & Veggie Tag 3, 4 Health
695
Suitable for Classroom Space Fruit Salad K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
215
Suitable for Either Space Fun With Levels 1 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
176
Suitable for Classroom Space Funny Bones 5 Science / Social Studies
289
Suitable for Classroom Space Funny Ways to Walk K, 1 Classroom Energizer
95
Suitable for Classroom Space Geometric Space Jam K Math, Physical Education
275
Suitable for Classroom Space Go Bananas 1 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
492
Suitable for Classroom Space Go with the flow (of energy) 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
75
Suitable for Either Space Go with the Flow (of Energy) 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
32
Suitable for Classroom Space Going on a Bear Hunt 2 Reading/Language Arts
191
Suitable for Classroom Space Got it 3, 4 Math
37
Suitable for Classroom Space Graphing Recovery Rate 5 Health, Math
166
Large Open Area Required Greater Than Team Tag 1, 2 Math, Physical Education
225
Large Open Area Required Grocery Shopping 2 Math, Physical Education
206
Suitable for Classroom Space Group Ball Juggling 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
70
Suitable for Classroom Space Group Challenge K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Classroom Energizer
119
Suitable for Classroom Space Growing Vegetable Soup K, 1 Health, Science / Social Studies
288
Suitable for Classroom Space Guess That Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
126
Large Open Area Required Hanging Spelling Out to Dry 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
262
Suitable for Classroom Space Hangman 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
107
Suitable for Classroom Space Have a Ball
In this activity students will remain in their seat and perform different skills using a wadded up piece of scrap paper as a "ball". Fun coordination and movement activity.
6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
20
Suitable for Either Space Have Compassion
In this activity, students will be guided through a brief compassion exercise to practice extending compassion to others. Students will also engage in gentle guided stretches.
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
1
Suitable for Classroom Space Healthy Food Bingo
This bingo game incorporates movement into reviewing foods from each of the 5 food groups.
5 Health
7
Suitable for Classroom Space Healthy Heart Rate 7, 8 Science / Social Studies
96
Suitable for Classroom Space Healthy Heart Rate Competition 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
31
Large Open Area Required Healthy Island 3, 4 Health
131
Large Open Area Required Healthy Plate Fitness Game 4, 5 Health
86
Large Open Area Required Healthy Superhero K, 1 Health, Physical Education
128
Suitable for Either Space Heard it through the Grapevine
This activity uses the "grapevine" dance step while students indicate their answer choice to mathematical expressions.
7, 8 Math
73
Suitable for Classroom Space Heart Smart 3, 4 Health
1367
Suitable for Either Space High Knees Please 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
96
Suitable for Either Space High Low Let's Go 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
93
Suitable for Classroom Space Hit the Deck 4 Math
192
Suitable for Classroom Space Hokey Pokey with Shapes K Math
162
Large Open Area Required Hopper, Skipper, Crawler Relay Pre-K Recess/Lunch Break 30
Large Open Area Required Hopscotch - Basic Playground Rules K, 1, 2, 3 Recess/Lunch Break 31
Large Open Area Required Hopscotch Math 1, 2 Math
184
Suitable for Classroom Space Hot Potato 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
121
Suitable for Classroom Space How Do Animals in the Wild Move? 1, 2 Science / Social Studies
985
Suitable for Either Space How many miles apart? 7, 8 Science / Social Studies
108
Suitable for Classroom Space How Many Shapes Can We Make? K Math
115
Suitable for Classroom Space How Many Sounds in the Word? 1 Reading/Language Arts
115
Suitable for Classroom Space How Many Steps? 4 Math
42
Large Open Area Required How Should I Move? 3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
820
Suitable for Classroom Space Huff So You Don't Puff 4, 5 Health
168
Large Open Area Required Hula Hoop Games and Relays Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 543
Suitable for Either Space Human Body Relay Race 2 Science / Social Studies
91
Large Open Area Required Human Fooseball 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 21
Suitable for Either Space Human Knot 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
101
Suitable for Classroom Space Human Pogo Sticks Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
99
Suitable for Classroom Space I Love My Team K, 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
84
Suitable for Either Space I See Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
154
Suitable for Either Space I see, I see
Students can venture into the world of make-believe while imitating movements found in nature. This is a great activity for large spaces and large groups.
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 3
Suitable for Classroom Space I Wonder If Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
125
Suitable for Classroom Space I'm Ready - Weather or Not! K Health, Science / Social Studies
215
Suitable for Classroom Space Identifying Fruits and Vegetables of Different Colors 3, 4 Health
12
Suitable for Classroom Space Idiom Charades 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
120
Suitable for Classroom Space Imaginary Jump Rope 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
30
Suitable for Either Space Interactive Adventure 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
17
Suitable for Either Space It's Snowing! 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 484
Large Open Area Required Johnny-Jump-Ups Pre-K, K Recess/Lunch Break 57
Large Open Area Required Jump Band Craze
Kids love jumping rope. This fun recess activity combines jump roping skills with a little rhythms skill.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 19
Suitable for Either Space Jump like a kangaroo K Math
39
Suitable for Either Space Jump Rope Math 3, 4 Math
243
Large Open Area Required Jump Rope Rhymes 1, 2, 3 Recess/Lunch Break 36
Suitable for Classroom Space Jump Unless You..... 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
123
Suitable for Classroom Space Jumping Jack Math 6, 7 Math
205
Suitable for Classroom Space Junk the Junk Food 4 Health
90
Suitable for Classroom Space Keep the Balloon Up 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
56
Suitable for Either Space Kid Explorers - Fruits & Vegetables
Students will explore their fruits and vegetables in this fun, active, exploration game.
2, 3 Health
0
Large Open Area Required Ladder Jump Relay 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 30
Suitable for Classroom Space Late for School! K, 1 Reading/Language Arts
265
Large Open Area Required Leap Frog 2, 3 Recess/Lunch Break 24
Suitable for Either Space Legend Has It 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
56
Suitable for Either Space Let's Go To The Zoo K, 1 Classroom Energizer
102
Suitable for Classroom Space Let's Review That Lesson Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Classroom Energizer
246
Suitable for Classroom Space Let’s Dance – 80’s Style K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
84
Suitable for Either Space Letter Target
In this game students get to practice throwing objects (bean bags, balls, etc.) at a target and then vocally identify the letter on the target as well as practice writing it.
1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
28
Suitable for Classroom Space Letter Toss 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
257
Suitable for Classroom Space Locomotion Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
91
Large Open Area Required Locomotor Shuffle 3, 4 Physical Education
74
Large Open Area Required Loop Touch 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 34
Large Open Area Required Loose Caboose 1, 2, 3 Recess/Lunch Break 558
Large Open Area Required Loraxes and Once-lers 3, 4 Science / Social Studies
1075
Large Open Area Required Luta de Galo 5 Recess/Lunch Break 23
Suitable for Either Space Magnetic Movement 2 Science / Social Studies
35
Suitable for Classroom Space Make That Number! - Addition and Subtraction 1 Math
52
Large Open Area Required Making Pathways 1, 2 Physical Education
118
Suitable for Either Space Mapercise 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
77
Suitable for Classroom Space Marvin K. Mooney (Will You Please Go Now?) 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
120
Suitable for Either Space Math Bridge 5 Math
254
Suitable for Classroom Space Math Facts Race 4, 5 Math
353
Large Open Area Required Math Monsters-Greater than, Equal to, Less than 2 Math
796
Large Open Area Required Math Movers 3, 4 Math
95
Suitable for Classroom Space Math Toss 4 Math
135
Suitable for Classroom Space Meaning to Sit Up 5 Math
154
Large Open Area Required Measuring Outdoors 1, 2 Math
63
Suitable for Either Space Mental Math Fitness Stations
Integrate grade-level math skills into physical activity.
6, 7 Math, Physical Education
0
Large Open Area Required Midnight K, 1 Recess/Lunch Break 37
Suitable for Either Space Mind & Body Bingo
Send this activity home with your students at the beginning of the week (or on a holiday break) and have them complete a BINGO card with their families that promotes physical activity and mental health and well being.
6, 7 Physical Education
1
Suitable for Either Space Mindfulness Practice
In this mindfulness activity, students will be guided through a brief practice to be aware of their breath and body.
Pre-K, K, 1 Classroom Energizer
1
Large Open Area Required Molecules 5 Science / Social Studies
168
Suitable for Classroom Space Money Exercise 2 Math
151
Large Open Area Required Monster Musical Chairs K Math
6723
Suitable for Classroom Space Morning Movement Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
242
Suitable for Classroom Space Morpheme Madness 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
127
Suitable for Classroom Space Mount Everest Challenge 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
102
Suitable for Classroom Space Move & Groove Graph
Students get a chance to work with graphs while performing activities with different intensity levels.
4, 5 Math, Physical Education
810
Suitable for Either Space Move it Dice Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
49
Suitable for Classroom Space Movement Math 1, 2 Math
286
Large Open Area Required Movement Multiplier
This activity will get students moving with simple body weight exercises. Students will roll the dice and calculate the product of the numbers rolled to determine how many repetitions of each exercise they will practice.
4, 5 Math, Physical Education
2
Suitable for Either Space Movement Spelling K, 1 Reading/Language Arts
233
Suitable for Classroom Space Moving Body Parts Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
1325
Suitable for Either Space Moving Vocabulary 2/3 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
58
Suitable for Either Space Moving Vocabulary 4/5 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
55
Suitable for Either Space Moving Vocabulary 6th 6 Reading/Language Arts
45
Suitable for Either Space Moving Vocabulary 7/8 7, 8 Reading/Language Arts
50
Suitable for Either Space Moving Vocabulary K/1 K, 1 Reading/Language Arts
29
Suitable for Either Space Moving with Fitness Bands
Exercise bands are a great way for students to work on strength training while taking a break from the classroom activities. Bands are portable and easy to store.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Health
37
Large Open Area Required Moving with Molecules 3 Science / Social Studies
81
Suitable for Classroom Space Multiples Clap & Stomp 4, 5 Math
175
Suitable for Either Space Multiplication Catch 3 Math, Physical Education
784
Large Open Area Required Multiplication Pair-Up 3 Math
9
Suitable for Either Space Musical seats 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
23
Suitable for Classroom Space Musical Chairs 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
50
Suitable for Either Space Musical Chairs with a "Marching" Band Pre-K, K Recess/Lunch Break 317
Suitable for Either Space Musical Fitness
Classroom energizer that will promote physical activity and positive communication amongst peers.
5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
0
Large Open Area Required Musical Food Groups
Practice categorizing foods into MyPlate food groups while incorporating music and movement
4, 5 Health
0
Suitable for Either Space Musical Mats Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
54
Large Open Area Required Musical Poly Spots 2, 3 Physical Education
74
Suitable for Either Space Musical Shares Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
34
Suitable for Classroom Space My Body Song 1, 2 Health
126
Large Open Area Required MyPlate Beanbag Treasure Hunt 2, 3 Health
52
Suitable for Either Space MyPlate Class Scavenger Hunt
Students will work together, as a whole class, to locate MyPlate nutrition cards hidden around the room and properly categorize them by food group.
2, 3 Health
0
Large Open Area Required MyPlate Trade
Students will practice utilizing their MyPlate food groups while incorporating movement and communication with their peers.
3, 4 Health
0
Suitable for Classroom Space Name That Food Charades 3, 4 Health
149
Suitable for Either Space Newton’s Three Laws of Motion 4, 5 Science / Social Studies
260
Suitable for Classroom Space NonTrivial per Suit 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
27
Suitable for Classroom Space Nose/Ear Change 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
117
Suitable for Classroom Space Number Hop K Math
1182
Suitable for Classroom Space Number Hunt K Math
107
Suitable for Classroom Space Number Line Math 1 Math
130
Suitable for Either Space Number Round Off 3 Math
161
Suitable for Classroom Space Nutrition Beanbag Center 2, 3 Health
59
Large Open Area Required Nutrition Beanbag Toss 1, 2 Health
66
Large Open Area Required Nutrition Beanbag Treasure Hunt K, 1 Health
51
Suitable for Classroom Space Nutrition Hop Scotch 1, 2 Health
137
Large Open Area Required Nutrition Jump Rope Relay
Students will utilize their jump rope skills to collaborate with classmates and sort foods into proper MyPlate food groups.
4, 5 Health
1
Large Open Area Required Obstacle Course 2, 3, 4 Recess/Lunch Break 32
Large Open Area Required Octopus Tag 1, 2 Recess/Lunch Break 45
Suitable for Classroom Space Odd / Even Ball 1, 2 Math
237
Suitable for Either Space Odd or Even? 2 Math
82
Suitable for Classroom Space Oh, Where Are You Numbers? 1, 2 Math
196
Large Open Area Required Out of the Hoop 4, 5 Physical Education
411
Large Open Area Required Outdoor Shape Hunt K, 1 Math
95
Suitable for Classroom Space Over Under 4, 5 Health
166
Large Open Area Required Over Under Kickball 3, 4 Physical Education
78
Suitable for Classroom Space Pac Man Chomps Again 3 Math
191
Suitable for Classroom Space Paper Aerobics 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
110
Suitable for Classroom Space Paper Dance & Shuffle Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
55
Suitable for Either Space Paper Plate Dance Party Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
129
Large Open Area Required Parachute Ball Bounce K Math
72
Suitable for Classroom Space Partner Hockey 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
27
Suitable for Either Space Partner Statues 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
60
Large Open Area Required Partner tag
This activity is a great partner activity that can be used for large groups. Give kids an opportunity to move, in a controlled environment!
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 2
Suitable for Either Space Parts of Speech Go Round 7, 8 Reading/Language Arts
143
Suitable for Classroom Space Pat Your Head Pre-K, K, 1 Classroom Energizer
101
Suitable for Classroom Space Pay for Play 4 Math
100
Large Open Area Required Pedometer Predictions 5 Health
95
Suitable for Classroom Space Pencil Jumps 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
85
Suitable for Classroom Space Perimeter & Area Skate and Stomp! 3 Math
104
Suitable for Classroom Space Phoneme Wave 1 Reading/Language Arts
20
Suitable for Classroom Space Pick a Card 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
30
Suitable for Classroom Space Ping Pong Prepositional Phrases 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
113
Suitable for Either Space Place Value Dice 4, 5
10
Large Open Area Required Place Value Scramble 5 Math
145
Large Open Area Required Place Value Tag 4 Math
248
Large Open Area Required Placing the Value 2 Math
31
Large Open Area Required Planet X 4, 5 Science / Social Studies
184
Suitable for Either Space Plank N’ Sit 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
41
Suitable for Either Space Plank of KNOWledge 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
26
Suitable for Either Space Playing Card Mash-up 2/3 Playing Card Mash-Up 2, 3 Math
21
Suitable for Either Space Playing Card Mash-Up 4/5 4, 5 Math
35
Suitable for Either Space Poetry Passage Panic 4 Reading/Language Arts
165
Suitable for Classroom Space Preposition Obstacle Course 1, 4 Reading/Language Arts
103
Suitable for Classroom Space Preposition Twister K, 1 Reading/Language Arts
88
Large Open Area Required Presidential Race 4, 5 Science / Social Studies
245
Large Open Area Required Properties of Water Jump Rope 2 Physical Education, Science / Social Studies
212
Large Open Area Required Pull The Turkey Feather 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
472
Suitable for Classroom Space Push Up Line Up 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
100
Suitable for Classroom Space Q and A Body Game Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
73
Suitable for Either Space Quick Cardio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
63
Suitable for Classroom Space Race For The States 4, 5 Science / Social Studies
529
Suitable for Classroom Space Red Elbow Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
149
Suitable for Either Space Red Light Green Light Pre-K, K Recess/Lunch Break 52
Large Open Area Required Red Light Green Light 2 Reading/Language Arts
47
Large Open Area Required Relay For Food Pyramid 2, 3 Health
87
Suitable for Either Space Remote Control Movements Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
91
Suitable for Classroom Space Rhythm Sticks and Marching Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
73
Suitable for Classroom Space Ring & Rhyme Race K Reading/Language Arts
171
Suitable for Classroom Space Rock around the Clock 3 Physical Education
102
Suitable for Either Space Rock Em' Sock Em' 4, 5 Math
112
Suitable for Classroom Space Rock, Paper, Scissor Jumps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Classroom Energizer
181
Suitable for Classroom Space Rock, Paper, Scissors – Health
Teacher can check for understanding of nutrition content (for any particular topic) by having students actively respond to multiple choice questions by jumping and landing accordingly.
5 Health
5
Suitable for Either Space Rock, Paper, Scissors Dance 1, 2, 3 Classroom Energizer
98
Suitable for Classroom Space Rock, Paper, Scissors, Multiply 3, 4 Math
573
Large Open Area Required Roll and Fetch K Math
393
Suitable for Classroom Space Roll, Add and Move! 1, 2 Math
534
Suitable for Classroom Space Round Robin Review
In this activty, students are up and moving while answering review questions, both indvidually and as a group. This energizer activity can be used to review any subject
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
35
Suitable for Classroom Space rswtest
This is a test
8 Recess/Lunch Break 9
Large Open Area Required Running Counts K, 1 Math
162
Suitable for Classroom Space Scared Silly K, 1 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
352
Suitable for Either Space Scarf Dance Pre-K Classroom Energizer
17
Suitable for Classroom Space Science Balance Dance 2, 3 Science / Social Studies
274
Large Open Area Required Scoop & Run K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 52
Suitable for Either Space Sentence Builder 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
101
Suitable for Either Space Sentence Factory 2 Reading/Language Arts
5
Suitable for Classroom Space Sentence Shape Up 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
327
Suitable for Either Space Serving Size Station Rotation
Students will practice identifying serving sizes utilizing their hand as a measuring tool.
4, 5 Health
0
Large Open Area Required Seuss Stations 2 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
162
Suitable for Classroom Space Shake Down K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
171
Suitable for Classroom Space Shake My Silly Out Pre-K, K, 1 Classroom Energizer
157
Suitable for Classroom Space Shape Associations 2, 3 Math
146
Large Open Area Required Shape Dance 2 Math
47
Large Open Area Required Shape Hunt Chant K Math
64
Suitable for Classroom Space Shapes 1, 2 Math
77
Large Open Area Required Shapes In The Dark 2 Math
87
Large Open Area Required Sharks and Minnows 1, 2, 3, 4 Recess/Lunch Break 43
Large Open Area Required Shoot and Score K, 1 Recess/Lunch Break 40
Suitable for Classroom Space Shop Til' You Drop 3, 4 Health
97
Suitable for Classroom Space Show Me a Move Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
59
Suitable for Classroom Space Show Me Your Answer K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
101
Large Open Area Required Sight Word Sidewalk Chalk 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
48
Large Open Area Required Sight Word Spelling Hop 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
155
Suitable for Classroom Space Silent Directions 3, 4 Science / Social Studies
374
Suitable for Classroom Space Silent Handshake 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
73
Suitable for Either Space Silent Listening Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 33
Suitable for Classroom Space Silent Speedball 3, 4, 5, 6 Classroom Energizer
184
Suitable for Classroom Space Silly Tails K Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
195
Large Open Area Required Simon Says - Hula Hoop Version Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Recess/Lunch Break 54
Suitable for Classroom Space Simon Says with Geometry Terms 4 Math
484
Suitable for Either Space Simple Machines 7, 8 Science / Social Studies
117
Large Open Area Required Sizzling Scooter Boards 2, 3 Physical Education
67
Large Open Area Required Skip Counting Hopscotch 2 Math
33
Suitable for Classroom Space Smokers Lung
In this activity students will see how smoking and lung disease can affect their physical activity. A great way to make the consequences real.
5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
19
Large Open Area Required Sneak Attack
In this tag game, half of the class is "it" and the other half are the "sneakers". Kids will have fun trying to sneak as close to the taggers as they can before the taggers call out "Sneak Attack"
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recess/Lunch Break 22
Suitable for Either Space Snowball Alphabet K, 1 Reading/Language Arts
362
Suitable for Classroom Space So You Think You Can Dance? 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
83
Large Open Area Required Soccer Circle – Pass & Move 4, 5 Physical Education
64
Large Open Area Required Solution Avenue 2, 3 Math
256
Suitable for Classroom Space Space Jam 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts, Science / Social Studies
576
Suitable for Either Space Sparks of Speech 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
141
Large Open Area Required Spell It 4 Square 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
158
Suitable for Classroom Space Spelling Charades 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
150
Large Open Area Required Spelling Kickball 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 3433
Suitable for Classroom Space Spelling Mix-Up 3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
222
Large Open Area Required Spelling Shuttle Run 3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
170
Suitable for Classroom Space Spelling Words Relay 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
273
Suitable for Classroom Space Sports Challenge Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
39
Suitable for Classroom Space Sports Galore
This quick "at your desk" activity gets kids up and moving for a short physical activity break. Students will out act various movements related to different sports.
2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
37
Large Open Area Required Station Races - MyPlate Food Groups
Get students moving and practicing categorizing foods into the proper MyPlate food groups.
1 Health
0
Large Open Area Required Stay Healthy Campaign - Relay Race
Students will work together to create a sentence to share with the class that promotes MyPlate nutrition principles and a healthy and active lifestyle.
4, 5 Health
0
Large Open Area Required Stop, Drop & Roll Tag K, 1 Health
282
Suitable for Classroom Space Stop, Move & Do Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
111
Suitable for Classroom Space Story Starters 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
398
Suitable for Classroom Space Stretch Break
Sometimes you just need to get up and stretch to help refocus and re-engage. This activity will let students stand up and do group stretches for a quick brain break.
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
54
Suitable for Classroom Space Stretch Wave 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
138
Suitable for Either Space Stride Ball 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
47
Suitable for Either Space Striking with Addition K Math, Physical Education
136
Large Open Area Required Striking with Paddles 2 Physical Education
47
Suitable for Classroom Space Syllable Jump 1 Reading/Language Arts
44
Suitable for Classroom Space Symmetry Twins
In this fun activity, students will practice the concept of symmetry, using their bodies and a partner.
K, 1 Math
34
Suitable for Classroom Space Tabata Energizer
Tabata is a high-energy interval workout that can be done vitually anywhere. It's perfect for getting kids up and moving right beside their seat.
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
78
Suitable for Classroom Space Take a Seat....Almost K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
285
Suitable for Classroom Space Task Master
This activity focuses on "listen skills" and incorporates movement to give the students a break from sitting still in class.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
46
Suitable for Classroom Space Team Quiz Hustle
In this activity students move around the room to various physical activity stations where they will do activity and, as a group, answer quiz questions about any subject you choose.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
36
Large Open Area Required Tennis Ball Fun 4, 5 Physical Education
112
Suitable for Classroom Space Terminology Hunt 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
966
Suitable for Classroom Space Test
Test
1 Classroom Energizer
5
Large Open Area Required test
test
Pre-K Classroom Energizer
0
Large Open Area Required Test Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
3
Large Open Area Required Testing Muscular Strength & Endurance
Students will learn about what muscular strength and endurance is, why it's important, and will learn how to test their own muscular strength and endurance.
7, 8 Physical Education
1
Suitable for Classroom Space Textbook Exercises 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
107
Suitable for Classroom Space That Sounds Like 1, 2 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
327
Suitable for Classroom Space That's Me! Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
304
Suitable for Classroom Space The "Rumpus" Dance K Reading/Language Arts
113
Suitable for Either Space The Basic Shapes of Movement Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
30
Suitable for Classroom Space The Busy Body K Health, Reading/Language Arts
205
Suitable for Classroom Space The Color Hunt
Utilize this fun classroom energizer to get students up and moving, while sharing some laughs.
Pre-K, K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
1
Suitable for Classroom Space The Fraction Fold 4 Math, Reading/Language Arts
167
Large Open Area Required The Great Wall of Numbers 1 Math
56
Suitable for Classroom Space The Human Calculator 1, 2 Math
292
Large Open Area Required The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything K, 1 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
212
Suitable for Classroom Space The Movement Poem Pre-K, K, 1 Classroom Energizer
141
Suitable for Classroom Space The Power of Words
In this activity students will learn to understand the damage that harsh words can do, and that while they can be repaired, they will never truly dissapear.
5, 6 Health
0
Suitable for Either Space The Silly Dance Pre-K, K, 1 Recess/Lunch Break 52
Suitable for Classroom Space The Strong Muscles Song K, 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
51
Suitable for Classroom Space The Test Stretch 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
58
Suitable for Classroom Space The Wave Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
124
Suitable for Either Space The Wave Maker Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
54
Large Open Area Required The Whole Grain Train
Students will participate in a a relay race activity that will emphasize that whole grains are the best food choice within the "grain" food group.
4, 5 Health
0
Suitable for Classroom Space This and That 2, 3, 4 Classroom Energizer
100
Large Open Area Required Thought of the Day
Send your students' bodies and minds on an adventure with the thought of the day.
6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
0
Suitable for Classroom Space Toss 'n Talk Movement Ball 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
63
Suitable for Either Space Toss and Talk about Nutrition 3, 4 Health
9
Large Open Area Required Toss On The Spot
In this activity, students will practice cooperative communication and spatial awareness as they toss a bean bag on to a spot out of their visual field.
1, 2, 3 Recess/Lunch Break 0
Suitable for Classroom Space Tossing Mechanic Rags 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
44
Large Open Area Required Travel Your Name 2 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
183
Suitable for Classroom Space Triathlon Race 1, 2 Health
91
Suitable for Classroom Space True or False 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
174
Suitable for Classroom Space True or False
In this activity, students will decide if the statement they hear is true or false and indicate their choice by performing different activities.
4, 5 Health
55
Suitable for Classroom Space True or False Musical Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
83
Suitable for Classroom Space Type of Sentence Stretch 1 Reading/Language Arts
186
Suitable for Classroom Space Uno - Pass It On 1, 2, 3, 4 Classroom Energizer
403
Suitable for Either Space Vocab Hop 4, 5 Reading/Language Arts
264
Suitable for Either Space Vocab On The Move
Students will review previously taught social/emotional vocabulary words associated with mental health while participating in quick physical activities.
4, 5 Health
6
Suitable for Classroom Space Vocabulary Balloons 4, 5 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
405
Suitable for Either Space Vocabulary Builders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
105
Suitable for Classroom Space Vocabulary Scramble 3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
276
Large Open Area Required Vocabulary Tag 4 Reading/Language Arts
97
Large Open Area Required Vowel Catcher 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
137
Large Open Area Required Walk and Talk: A Lesson Review
In this activity, students will walk while engaging in a peer review of any subject content.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
0
Suitable for Classroom Space Walk Around Losers Down 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
62
Large Open Area Required Walk in Wonder
In this activity, students will take a mindful walk and notice their body and the environment around them.
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
3
Large Open Area Required Walk This Way 3, 4, 5 Recess/Lunch Break 46
Suitable for Classroom Space Warp Speed 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
31
Suitable for Classroom Space What can we do outside today? 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
8
Suitable for Classroom Space What's for Dinner? 1 Health
84
Suitable for Classroom Space What's My Name Ball Game 1, 2 Reading/Language Arts
223
Suitable for Either Space What's the Matter With Us? 6, 7 Science / Social Studies
125
Suitable for Either Space What's The Matter? 2, 3 Science / Social Studies
18
Suitable for Either Space What's Your Name? Fitness
Give students a quick physical activity break with this activity that will have students performing exercises based on the letters of their name.
3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
0
Suitable for Classroom Space What’s That Sound? Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
29
Suitable for Classroom Space When I Was Little Pre-K Classroom Energizer
38
Suitable for Classroom Space Where Did the Class Go? 2, 3, 4 Classroom Energizer
62
Suitable for Classroom Space Where In The World Is Your Thumb? 5 Science / Social Studies
225
Suitable for Classroom Space Whispering Movement Pre-K, K Classroom Energizer
42
Suitable for Classroom Space Who Am I? 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
97
Suitable for Classroom Space Who Crumpled the Paper? K, 1 Classroom Energizer
174
Suitable for Classroom Space Who's In the Lucky Space? 1, 2 Classroom Energizer
94
Suitable for Classroom Space Wild and Wonderful West Virginia 4, 5 Science / Social Studies
337
Suitable for Either Space Word Builder
In this activity, students will practice "building" words by working together and moving around the room in various ways.
3, 4 Reading/Language Arts
60
Suitable for Either Space Word Builders 2, 3 Reading/Language Arts
33
Suitable for Classroom Space Word Jump K Reading/Language Arts
219
Large Open Area Required Word Scramblers 3, 4 Physical Education, Reading/Language Arts
521
Suitable for Classroom Space Workbook Tennis 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
52
Suitable for Classroom Space Yoga Pretzels K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
408
Suitable for Classroom Space You Name It K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Classroom Energizer
41
Suitable for Either Space Your favorite Physical Activity 3, 4 Health
9
Suitable for Classroom Space Zip Zap Zop 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Energizer
257