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25 Sep 2016
Set up a square, marked out in the four corners of the hall, and marked with numbers 1,2,3,4 respectively.
On the floor of the hall, spread out, will be 4 sets of numbers from 1-8 (so there will be four 1’s, four 2’s etc in the hall). Pupils will jog around the hall in and out of numbers.
The teacher shouts a number between 1 and 8. At this, the pupils have to pick up whatever number they are closest to, and using the numbers in the corners have to get the number the teacher shouted using adding or subtraction, e.g. if the teacher shouts 3 and the pupil picks up number 5, then that pupil must run to the corner numbered 2, as 5 minus 2 equals 3.
There will be a section marked out in the middle of the hall for those that can’t be solved, e.g. if the teacher shouts 1 and pupil picks up number 1 then they can't make 1 by adding or subtracting numbers 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Choose some pupils to be chasers. These are the people who tig others.
Then choose some other pupils to be farmers. When someone has been tigged, they lie on their back with their legs and arms in the air.
They then have to wait until a farmer comes and rolls them over. To make this more fun the children can also make a 'baa' noise when being rolled over.
This game is used in our recreational gymnastics group within our gymnastics club. It is part of the warm up to raise heart rate and body temperature for the gymnastics session ahead. It is also high on the fun factor, the children love it. It is nothing more than a version of "Stick-in-the mud". We call it "Tickly cat".
The person whom is "on" is the cat and she chases the other gymnasts (the mice!), and tags the mice. The mice then "fall asleep" lying on the floor in a star shape and they don't "wake up" until one of their friends tickles their tummy.
The game continues until everybody has had a go at being the cat or the time limit for the warm up is finished.
All our gymnasts really enjoy this game and there are usually a lot of smiles all around!
This is a warm up game using coloured hoops and coloured bean bags.
Scatter the hoops around the area in which you are working. Split the class in half - smugglers or 'goodies'. The goodies have a 30 second head start to place bean bags in their correct corresponding coloured hoop. On the blow of the whistle, the smugglers 'steal' the bean bags from their correct hoops and place them incorrectly.
The 'goodies' have to keep going to try and remedy the problem.
LATE FOR SCHOOL
This is a fun warm up activity. Tell the children to copy all your actions.
Pretend you are asleep and suddenly wake up and are late for school. Everything you do is done on the spot but in a hurry. Brush your teeth, wash your face, put your clothes on run downstairs, run back up (forgot to put trousers / skirt on) back down stairs, eat breakfast, pick up your bag, open front door, shut door, run down the street, jump over a hedge, look both ways, cross the road etc.
Finally arrive at school slowing down panting and puffing then suddenly stop at the closed gates.
You must provide a running commentary whilst doing the actions and you can make it as fun as you like with as many actions as necessary to warm up the children. It is a fun and easy to follow pulse-raiser.
A similar cool-down activity (contributed by a visitor) is called "Getting ready for bed". This involves a lot of stretching as we mime removing clothes, hugging teddy bears, etc. It ends with children lying on the floor 'asleep'.
Before you begin, the children should be taught the commands which the activity involves .
Children start by forming a line (one behind the other) directly in front of the teacher. The teacher then shouts a command and the children have to perform the activity associated with that command.
UP,DOWM,STOP AND GO
Children have to listen very carefully!
- On GO - children must stop still.
- On STOP - children must move around the space either walking or running.
- On UP - children must sit or lay down.
- On DOWN - children must stretch up to the ceiling
17 Sep 2016
in bad shape
A person who is in bad shape is in poor physical condition.
I really am in bad shape. I must do more exercise.
back on your feet
If you are back on your feet, after an illness or an accident, you are physically healthy again.
My grandmother had a bad 'flu but she's back on her feet again.
full of beans
A person who is full of beans is lively, active and healthy.
He may be getting old but he's still full of beans.
To feel blue means to have feelings of deep sadness or depression.
I'm going to see my grandmother. She's feeling a bit blue at the momen
If you are off colour, you look or feel ill.
What's the matter with Tom? He looks a bit off colour today
dogs are barking
When a person says that their dogs are barking they mean that their feet are hurting.
I've been shopping all day. My dogs are barking!
hard of hearing (some pupils :))
If someone is hard of hearing, they can't hear very well.
You'll have to speak louder to Mr. Jones. He's a bit hard of hearing.
7 Sep 2016
All these games are designed to maximize activity for kids in our PE classes. Some of these games are high-intensity, most of them are based on movement that stimulates brain activity, and some are designed with the simple goal of getting pupils up, active and happy to move. As every confined space and classroom is different, with its own set of challenges and hazards, please be sure to adapt these games so that they can work well for your kids and your space. PE games
CLASSROOM PE GAMES
Warm Up PE GAMES
CLASSROOM PE GAMES
Warm Up PE GAMES
1 Nov 2015
8 Aug 2015
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLANNING “PICHE” GAMES? IF YOU YOU WANT TO MAKE PROGRESS, THIS IS YOUR PLACE. LET'S PLAY SOFTBALL!!!! IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN THIS FABULOUS GAME, YOU NEED THE CARRYING STRUCTURE (HOLDER) TO START.
THE COMPONENT PARTS
24 Jul 2015
Role plays can often be a fun and entertaining way of getting the class to practice English. There are literally hundreds of possible ideas available. Here we've got some of them.