P.E. Lessons

Physical education prepares children for an active and healthy life while improving self discipline and reducing stress. This section includes PE lessons from kindergarten through high school spanning different skill levels and objectives. Lessons are categorized by grade for easy retrieval. These lessons were created by real teachers working in schools across the United States. The section will continue to grow as more teachers like you share your lesson plans. We encourage you! Share your lessons plans Teacher.org, contact us.

Kindergarten P.E. Lesson Plans

And Freeze!

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class. Students will also work on balance and coordination.

Animal Laps

Length of Time: 1 class period

Combining information about the speed of animals, the students will run laps in the gym or outdoors.

Bear Hunt Obstacle Course

Length of Time: About 30 Minutes

This plan will combine reading with balance and coordination skills to allow students to navigate a simple obstacle course.

Coordination Course

Length of Time: 10-40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

On Top of Spaghetti

Length of Time: 10 - 40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Plate Aerobics

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice basic aerobics moves while trying to stay positioned on paper plates, this aids in coordination.

Ride ‘Em Cowboy/girl

Length of Time: 20- 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice gross motor skills. 

Simon Says

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class.

Ski to the Finish Line

Length of Time: 10 - 40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical. Students will demonstrate moving straight, backwards, and in a zig-zag pattern.

1st Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

And Freeze!

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class. Students will also work on balance and coordination.

Animal Laps

Length of Time: 1 class period

Combining information about the speed of animals, the students will run laps in the gym or outdoors.

Bear Hunt Obstacle Course

Length of Time: About 30 Minutes

This plan will combine reading with balance and coordination skills to allow students to navigate a simple obstacle course.

Boom Over Movement Game

Length of Time: 15 - 20 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they need to change direction quickly. Students are to pretend that they are on a sailboat that is in the middle of a storm. They will have to run and change direction based on verbal commands and duck quickly to avoid being hit by the imaginary boom.

Butterfly Stretches

Length of Time: About 45 Minites

This lesson is designed to help students learn the importance and reasons for exercise through multiple activities and discussions.

Coordination Course

Length of Time: 10-40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

On Top of Spaghetti

Length of Time: 10 - 40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Plate Aerobics

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice basic aerobics moves while trying to stay positioned on paper plates, this aids in coordination.

Race to the Answer

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork, basic math skills, and get exercise through a relay race.Note: Problems/difficulty level can be altered by grade

Ride ‘Em Cowboy/girl

Length of Time: 20- 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice gross motor skills. 

Simon Says

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class.

Ski to the Finish Line

Length of Time: 10 - 40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical. Students will demonstrate moving straight, backwards, and in a zig-zag pattern.

What Time is it FOX?

Length of Time: 20 - 40 Minutes

The students play a game where they practice different movements including jumping, galloping, skipping, running, jogging, leaping, and walking. Based on National Physical Education Standards, students should have been learning these skills for the last 4 years.

2nd Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

And Freeze!

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class. Students will also work on balance and coordination.

Animal Laps

Length of Time: 1 class period

Combining information about the speed of animals, the students will run laps in the gym or outdoors.

Bear Hunt Obstacle Course

Length of Time: About 30 Minutes

This plan will combine reading with balance and coordination skills to allow students to navigate a simple obstacle course.

Boom Over Movement Game

Length of Time: 15 - 20 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they need to change direction quickly. Students are to pretend that they are on a sailboat that is in the middle of a storm. They will have to run and change direction based on verbal commands and duck quickly to avoid being hit by the imaginary boom.

Butterfly Stretches

Length of Time: About 45 Minites

This lesson is designed to help students learn the importance and reasons for exercise through multiple activities and discussions.

Coordination Course

Length of Time: 10-40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

On Top of Spaghetti

Length of Time: 10 - 40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Plate Aerobics

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice basic aerobics moves while trying to stay positioned on paper plates, this aids in coordination.

Race to the Answer

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork, basic math skills, and get exercise through a relay race.Note: Problems/difficulty level can be altered by grade

Ride ‘Em Cowboy/girl

Length of Time: 20- 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice gross motor skills. 

Simon Says

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class.

Ski to the Finish Line

Length of Time: 10 - 40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical. Students will demonstrate moving straight, backwards, and in a zig-zag pattern.

What Time is it FOX?

Length of Time: 20 - 40 Minutes

The students play a game where they practice different movements including jumping, galloping, skipping, running, jogging, leaping, and walking. Based on National Physical Education Standards, students should have been learning these skills for the last 4 years.

3rd Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

And Freeze!

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class. Students will also work on balance and coordination.

Animal Laps

Length of Time: 1 class period

Combining information about the speed of animals, the students will run laps in the gym or outdoors.

Basketball Relay

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice teamwork, dribbling, and shooting a basketball.

Bear Hunt Obstacle Course

Length of Time: About 30 Minutes

This plan will combine reading with balance and coordination skills to allow students to navigate a simple obstacle course.

Boom Over Movement Game

Length of Time: 15 - 20 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they need to change direction quickly. Students are to pretend that they are on a sailboat that is in the middle of a storm. They will have to run and change direction based on verbal commands and duck quickly to avoid being hit by the imaginary boom.

Butterfly Stretches

Length of Time: About 45 Minites

This lesson is designed to help students learn the importance and reasons for exercise through multiple activities and discussions.

Coordination Course

Length of Time: 10-40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Food Chain Tag

Length of Time: 20-40 Minutes

Students will learn a brief background about energy transfer between the sun, producers, primary consumers, and secondary consumers. ½ of the students are primary consumers (plants) and ¼ of the students are primary consumers (rabbits) and ¼ of the students are secondary consumers (hawks).

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

On Top of Spaghetti

Length of Time: 10 - 40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Pass It Off

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice passing, dribbling, and bouncing skills using basketballs

Race to the Answer

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork, basic math skills, and get exercise through a relay race.Note: Problems/difficulty level can be altered by grade

Simon Says

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class.

Trust Me

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

What Time is it FOX?

Length of Time: 20 - 40 Minutes

The students play a game where they practice different movements including jumping, galloping, skipping, running, jogging, leaping, and walking. Based on National Physical Education Standards, students should have been learning these skills for the last 4 years.

4th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Aces and Exercise

Length of Time: 1 class period

Using a deck of playing cards, the students will pick the number of reps for various exercises. 

And Freeze!

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class. Students will also work on balance and coordination.

Basketball Relay

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice teamwork, dribbling, and shooting a basketball.

Boom Over Movement Game

Length of Time: 15 - 20 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they need to change direction quickly. Students are to pretend that they are on a sailboat that is in the middle of a storm. They will have to run and change direction based on verbal commands and duck quickly to avoid being hit by the imaginary boom.

Coordination Course

Length of Time: 10-40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Food Chain Tag

Length of Time: 20-40 Minutes

Students will learn a brief background about energy transfer between the sun, producers, primary consumers, and secondary consumers. ½ of the students are primary consumers (plants) and ¼ of the students are primary consumers (rabbits) and ¼ of the students are secondary consumers (hawks).

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

Pass It Off

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice passing, dribbling, and bouncing skills using basketballs

Race to the Answer

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork, basic math skills, and get exercise through a relay race.Note: Problems/difficulty level can be altered by grade

Trust Me

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

What Time is it FOX?

Length of Time: 20 - 40 Minutes

The students play a game where they practice different movements including jumping, galloping, skipping, running, jogging, leaping, and walking. Based on National Physical Education Standards, students should have been learning these skills for the last 4 years.

5th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Aces and Exercise

Length of Time: 1 class period

Using a deck of playing cards, the students will pick the number of reps for various exercises. 

And Freeze!

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class. Students will also work on balance and coordination.

Basketball Relay

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice teamwork, dribbling, and shooting a basketball.

Boom Over Movement Game

Length of Time: 15 - 20 Minutes

Students will play a game in which they need to change direction quickly. Students are to pretend that they are on a sailboat that is in the middle of a storm. They will have to run and change direction based on verbal commands and duck quickly to avoid being hit by the imaginary boom.

Coordination Course

Length of Time: 10-40 Minutes

This plan will allow students to practice coordination while staying physical.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

PE Immigration

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will research games and activities from other countries to share during a PE class.

Pass It Off

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice passing, dribbling, and bouncing skills using basketballs

Race to the Answer

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork, basic math skills, and get exercise through a relay race.Note: Problems/difficulty level can be altered by grade

Trust Me

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

What Time is it FOX?

Length of Time: 20 - 40 Minutes

The students play a game where they practice different movements including jumping, galloping, skipping, running, jogging, leaping, and walking. Based on National Physical Education Standards, students should have been learning these skills for the last 4 years.

6th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Aces and Exercise

Length of Time: 1 class period

Using a deck of playing cards, the students will pick the number of reps for various exercises. 

And Freeze!

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class. Students will also work on balance and coordination.

Basketball Relay

Length of Time: As Desired

Students will practice teamwork, dribbling, and shooting a basketball.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

PE Immigration

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will research games and activities from other countries to share during a PE class.

Trust Me

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

7th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

PE Immigration

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will research games and activities from other countries to share during a PE class.

Trust Me

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

8th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

PE Immigration

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will research games and activities from other countries to share during a PE class.

Trust Me

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

9th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Multi-Ball Basketball

Length of Time: 1 or 2 Class Periods

The student will participate in a game of basketball using various sizes of available balls.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

Olympic Fair

Length of Time: 1-2 Class periods

The students, with a partner, will research and simulate Olympic events on a small scale as a homework assignment and for other PE classes.

The New PE Class

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will create a PE activity to share and demonstrate to peers.

10th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Multi-Ball Basketball

Length of Time: 1 or 2 Class Periods

The student will participate in a game of basketball using various sizes of available balls.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

Olympic Fair

Length of Time: 1-2 Class periods

The students, with a partner, will research and simulate Olympic events on a small scale as a homework assignment and for other PE classes.

The New PE Class

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will create a PE activity to share and demonstrate to peers.

11th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Multi-Ball Basketball

Length of Time: 1 or 2 Class Periods

The student will participate in a game of basketball using various sizes of available balls.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

Olympic Fair

Length of Time: 1-2 Class periods

The students, with a partner, will research and simulate Olympic events on a small scale as a homework assignment and for other PE classes.

The New PE Class

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will create a PE activity to share and demonstrate to peers.

12th Grade P.E. Lesson Plans

Multi-Ball Basketball

Length of Time: 1 or 2 Class Periods

The student will participate in a game of basketball using various sizes of available balls.

Music Movement

Length of Time: 1 class period

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

Olympic Fair

Length of Time: 1-2 Class periods

The students, with a partner, will research and simulate Olympic events on a small scale as a homework assignment and for other PE classes.

The New PE Class

Length of Time: 2-3 Class Periods

The students will create a PE activity to share and demonstrate to peers.