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Timestamp

Group Colour

Development
al Stage

Location

Type

Equipment

Instructions

Source

Title

Purpose: exercise, kicking, running, team building, problem solving

2/5/2015 12:37:32 Orange

Aerobic

Field, soccer
ball, pylons,
Instructions: students are on two teams and take turns being "at bat" by kicking the ball to run.
coloured bibs
(for teams)
Management Tips: Make sure that all students have a turn "at bat" and they kick the ball.
Purpose: to stimulate hear rate, exercise, team building and FUN

Early Years

Outdoors

2/5/2015 12:33:16 Orange

Primary

Hallway or multipurpose indoor


space

Aerobic

Gym, dodge
balls, pylons,
whistle

2/5/2015 12:24:09 Green

Junior

Outdoors

Aerobic

bean bags
2 hula hoops

Outdoors

existing
outdoor
structures
Aerobic,
(e.g. benches,
Anaerobic stairs)

Source: Childhood, Phil's camp

Green Monster
baseball

Instructions- Split students into teams, talk about the safety and the rules. NO WHIPPING BALLS
and explain that consequences will be enforced.

2/5/2015 12:22:38 Red

2/5/2015 12:20:51 Orange

Primary,
Junior

Primary

Outdoors

Aerobic

Class set of
pool noodles
cut in half
Pylons to use
as markers

Management- Make sure students aren't getting out of hand, use the whistle when needed.
Source: PDS sites, Childhood
Students are divided into teams, some teammates protect their hula hoop (flag), while other
teammates play an offensive position to try and capture the other teams bean bag (flag) without
being touched by an opposing player. If they are touched by an opponent, they must sit down and
wait to be rescued by a teammate. The team with the most bean bags at the end of the predetermined time period wins.
PDS site
Review Safety (e.g. proper footwear, proper clothing etc.)
Take the students outside to a structure, such as the benches.
Provide an instruction for students to complete such as do five bench push ups.
Practice counting or skip counting as you complete the actions (e.g. count by 2s for step ups).
Do both aerobic and anaerobic activities.
Purpose- for running, exercise, promote team building

Intramural
Dodgeball

Capture the Flag

Observed at PDS site.

Outdoor Workout

Source: Chris from CIRA

Noodle Game

PDS site

Deck of Cards
Fitness

This was used by one of the TECs at camp.

Early Years, Gym,


Aerobic

Childhood

Dodgeball

Observed at PDS site and in a camp setting.

Touch Blue

YouTube
PDS site

Sid Shuffle (Dance)

Childhood.

Soccer Baseball

Instructions- Each student has a noodle and runs after their peers, to tap them on their back with
the noodle. That student is then "out" until another "free" student pats them back in.
Management tips- explain the safety- make sure all students have proper footwear, let them know
they are to "tap" their peers and NO WHACKING will be tolerated.
The teacher draws a card and the students must complete the activity based on the chart below.
The number of times they complete the activity is dependant on the number on the card.
Clubs=jumping jacks
Spades=squat
Hearts=pushups
Diamonds=situps

2/5/2015 12:19:54 Green

Junior

Classroom

2/5/2015 12:18:31 Purple

Early Years

2/5/2015 12:17:45 Yellow

Primary,
Junior

Hallway or multipurpose indoor


space
Hallway or multipurpose indoor
space

2/5/2015 12:17:32 Red

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Outdoors

2/5/2015 12:16:12 Green

Primary

Classroom

2/5/2015 12:15:02 Yellow

Junior

Outdoors

Junior

Hallway or multipurpose indoor


space

2/5/2015 12:14:46 Purple

2/5/2015 12:14:07 Orange

Primary

2/5/2015 12:13:51 Green

Primary

Ace is a 30 second plank


Anaerobic deck of cards Face cards are 10
Students will be playing the game "Hot Dog Tag". Students will run around the gym and once they
are tagged they lay on the ground and yell "I Need Buns!". Two students will come and lay beside
them and then they are free and come join the game again. We will make sure to go over safety
Aerobic
N.A.
rules with the students, and they will be told not to run over each other and be careful.
Alligator skins
balls
Students are on two teams. They attempt to hit opposing teammates below the waist with the balls.
Aerobic
benchs
If hit, that student is out. The object of the game is to be the last team standing.
Review safety (e.g. make sure everyone has proper footwear, dressed for the weather, running
etc.)
Take the class outside and explain the rules.
The teacher calls out actions for the students to complete, they must run around to touch all the
things the teacher named.
For early years and primary concentrate on colours and numbers (e.g. touch something blue, touch
5 trees).
For primary and junior incorporate things from other subjects (e.g. touch a living thing, touch a
no equipment prism etc.)
Aerobic
necessary
Last action could be touch the school wall to line up to go inside.
Projector,
Youtube,
computer,
internet
Aerobic
connection
Instructional dance video where the students follow along
Large ball
Bases
Students are on two teams. They take turns being 'at bat' and in outfield. Students try to score runs
Locationby kicking the ball and rounding the bases. Opposing team attempts to stop them by getting them
Aerobic
baseball field 'out'.
Soccer ball,
nets, pinnies, Students will play a game of soccer. This will not be the first lesson. Students will have been taught
whistle, clip
how to kick the ball properly and know the rules of the game. Before playing, the rules will be
Aerobic
board, iPad
reviewed.
Purpose- to encourage exercise and movement in the classroom, when needed

Universal game known to most.

Instructions- Put video up on the projector, ask students to stand up and follow the video
Watch online
video through Management Tips- talk about the safety, staying in your own desk zone and what this will "look like"
Anaerobic the projector. and "sound like".
Learn 360

Classroom
Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

None
You Tube
music video

2/5/2015 12:13:06 Blue

Early Years

Classroom

Aerobic

2/5/2015 12:12:33 Yellow

Primary,
Junior

Outdoors, Hallway or
multi-purpose indoor
Benchs
space
Anaerobic Mats

This is tag game where everyone is "It" so the object is to run around and protect yourself from
being touched.
Bree PDS experience
Students must wear running shoes, find a safe and roomy spot in the room, review safety
precautions (give yourself and your friends enough room to move, do not bump into each other or
furniture). Dance and have fun!
Group discussion
Students rotate through stations and work on a personal goal for each activity while making sure to
use proper form.
Wall sits
Pushups
Sit ups
Plank

Creative.

Junior, Gym,
Aerobic
Desk Fitness:
Follow along to a
video with
anaerobic
exercises at your
desk.

Everyone It Tag
Monkey dance

Strength Stations

Timestamp

Group Colour

2/5/2015 12:12:33 Purple

Development
al Stage

Primary

Location

Type

Equipment

Classroom

Instructions
Source
We will play the game "Dance Detective", a simple DPA classroom activity. One student will go into
the hall and stay there until the class is ready. For the rest of the students in the class, one student
will be chosen to be the leader. The leader will choose what moves the rest of the class will do, and
they will follow these dance moves. They will change when they feel like and the "detective", who
was out in the hall, is trying to guess who the leader is. We will ensure students all are an arms
length away, the space is clear and are wearing shoes.
This was used at one of the TECs PDS sites.

Anaerobic N.A.
Computer and
Classroom, Hallway
projector
Review safety (e.g. space to move around without bumping into others)
or multi-purpose
Yoga mats if Turn on Cosmic Yoga video (pre-chosen for grade level)
indoor space
Anaerobic available
Watch students for proper behaviour, safety and movement
Outdoors, Hallway or
Students run in increasing increments and bring a bean bag back to the start. Students take turns
multi-purpose indoor
until all students have a chance to race. This is aerobic because of the cardio element. Students
space
Aerobic
Bean bags
are running at high intensity in intervals.
Hallway or multiStudent will sit in a circle as a group and roll a ball to friends around the circle. They will call the
purpose indoor
name of the friend they are aiming for and try to get the ball to that friend. Stay on your bottoms,
space
Anaerobic Balls
play safely and watch out for your friends.

2/5/2015 12:09:59 Yellow

Early Years,
Primary
Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

2/5/2015 12:09:49 Blue

Early Years

2/5/2015 12:09:48 Red

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

2/5/2015 12:09:00 Blue

Junior

Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic
Hallway or multipurpose indoor
space
Aerobic

2/5/2015 12:08:42 Purple

Early Years

Outdoors

Aerobic

2/5/2015 12:06:40 Blue

Primary

Outdoors

Aerobic

running shoes do 25 jumping jacks, 25 wall jumps, 10 burpees, wall sits for 30 seconds, wall pushups 25
Students will divide into two teams (pick a pair, and then one partner to each side) and complete a
simple relay race. This will consist of students running through the pylons, jumping into the hula
Pylons, hula hoops and throwing the bean bag at the next person to get them to start. We will ensure the
hoops, bean students are aware of the expectations so they will stop when we ask them too. We will go over
bags
safety procedures and ensure the playing field is clear before we begin.
Running
Put on shoes, make sure your laces are done up so you don't trip, run around a circuit, run safely,
shoes
watch out for friends, don't leave the boundaries of the field.
Cd Player.
CD with Dr.
Jean's "Who
Let the Letters
Out" and
alphabet
songs. Chart
that shows
pictures of
actions for
each letter.
Chart of lowercase letters
that highlights
tall letters and
letters with
tails.

2/5/2015 12:12:10 Red

2/28/2013 9:40:25 Who Let the Letters Out?

Classroom

Aerobic

2/28/2013 9:36:58 Kayla Rabinovitch

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Hallway or multipurpose indoor


space

Aerobic

2/28/2013 9:35:40 Dance Mix

Primary

Classroom

Aerobic

Music
Ipod, CD,
Speakers

2/28/2013 9:34:39 Chain Catch

Junior

Hallway or multipurpose indoor


space

Aerobic

Ball, Music

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

The Shape
Song (CD)

2/28/2013 9:32:48 The Shape Song


Early Years
Student led aerobics/anerobics.
Students are thaught about
DPA, its importance and how to
effectively do DPA. Each week
two students are responsible for
researching and creating a DPA
activity and teaching it to the
class (upon teacher approval).
2/28/2013 9:32:24 Adam Munce

Junior

2/28/2013 9:31:45 Brain Gym

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

SCHOOL DANCE PARTY


2/28/2013 9:31:44 (Whoot! Whoot!)

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Primary,
Classroom,
Anarobic
Cosmic Yoga for
Kids
Running Relay

Last weeks class.


Group discussion

Review safety (e.g. find an area where you won't bump into people, swing your arms etc.)
Computer and Turn on Just Dance video (this will be pre-chosen to determine appropriateness for the grade level)
a projector
Monitor students behaviour and safety
Go Noodle or Youtube

Early Years

Whole School Daily Physical


Activity

Youtube

Title

Rolling a ball

Just Dance!

Michelle's bootcamp class.

Boot camp for kids

We have seen in our practicum placements and


have seen demonstrations of this often.

Early Years,
Outdoor, Aerobic
Activity
Run around the
field

Group conversation

The students listens to the song "Who Let the Letters Out" and follow along with the actions.
I saw this in a kindergarten class. The resource is
They listen to the alphabet songs and reach up in the air for tall letters, but thier hands on their hips from Dr. Jean.
for short letters, and touch the floor for letters with a tail. Repeat with jumping for each action. Can
give the kids pompoms to be chearleader while they follow the actions for tall, short, and tails.
(Lesley H.)
Twice a week, half the school meets in the gym for a full period. Students line up across the gym
with their classes, ranging from JK - Grade 6. Two teachers and a small group (4-5) of grade 6
students stand in the middle of the room. Half of the the classes line up facing south, staring at the
middle of the room, half facing north, staring at the middle of the room, so that everyone can see
the leaders. Then the teachers and students introduce choreography moves appropriate for all age
levels. The teachers and students then lead the dance of the four simple movement skills to a
song. All of the students follow along and dance the choreography to the song. This is repeated
for four songs in total, giving approximately 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity.
Observed and lead this DPA concept at PDS site.
Play the song and follow the lyrics. The song will instruct students to dance around.
Observed in PDS site
Split the class into two teams. Have each team line up in two even lines facing each other so there
is a path between them. Teams must start at one end of the two lines and throw the ball to each
member of their team across the path. Turn the music on. When the ball reaches the end of the
line, the last student runs with the ball back to the beginning of the line. The object is to see how
many times you can get the ball back to the start before the song ends.
Made it up.
The Shape Song: An interactive song for Kindergarten where students follow the instructions of the
song. Some examples to the song are:
1) Put your body into a triangle (picture being in downward dog position in yoga)
2) Make 3 triangles with your body
3) Stand and stretch tall like a tree
4) Dance in your own way
5) Melt to the ground and stretch
6) Make your body into a tiny square
Observed in Kindy Gym this week in practicum

Depends on
the activities
created by the
Outdoors,
students.
Classroom, Hallway
Various
Student will be educated in the best ways to construct DPA routines that meet the aerobic and/or
or multi-purpose
Aerobic,
equipment can anerobic requirements. Teacher will assist the students should they struggle and to ensure
indoor space
Anaerobic be used.
classroom management.
N/A
Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
Use the 26 Brain Gym exercises to music; the teacher can choose aerobic exercises or anaerobic
or multi-purpose
Aerobic,
ones, all of which help to bring oxygen to the brain and form connections across the corpus
indoor space
Anaerobic None
callosum.
Brain Gym workshops or website
Every morning, during second period, every class that is not scheduled for Healthy & Phys Ed that
day will participate in DPA in the gym. All students and teachers, K-6, gather in the gym and dance
(vigorously) to three songs, using a variety of moves. A very upbeat, energetic environment is set
music/speaker up and everyone has a good time. Songs include current popular music (censored accordingly, of
Hallway or multisystem
course). Leaders include a small group of teachers and the student leadership team.
purpose indoor
dancing
The principal described this as a "scheduling nightmare," however, staff recognize the importance
space
Aerobic
shoes!
of DPA and make it work!
PDS

Timestamp

Group Colour

Development
al Stage

2/28/2013 9:31:03 Space jam (story telling)

Primary

2/28/2013 9:30:38 Playing Cards DPA

Primary,
Junior

2/28/2013 9:29:56

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

2/28/2013 9:29:55 NATURE WALK

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

2/28/2013 9:29:52 Reading and Acting

Primary

2/28/2013 9:29:07 Painting the air with streamers

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Deck of Cards Activity

Location

Type

Equipment

Instructions
Teacher reads a prepared story that incorporates elements of active movement which the students
act out (for example: We're going to go on a space *walk*. First we need to *put on* our space
Classroom
boots. Oh! It's very hot outside ... we need to *step quickly* so out feet don't get burned!)
One at a time, students will take one card from the deck. Each number will respresent a specific
One deck of
action. Students will do these actions at their desk. The same student will roll the number cube
playing cards which will direct students on how many times they will repeat the action
Classroom
Aerobic
Number cube Ex. 7 = stomping on the spot.
The teacher has a deck of cards. Each suit represents a type of exercise, such as burpees, jumping
Outdoors,
jacks, push-ups, sit-ups , squats etc. The teacher randomly pulls out a card, and the students do
Classroom, Hallway
whatever type of exercise that matches the suit, and the number on the card represents how many
or multi-purpose
Aerobic,
times they do this exercise. For instance, if hearts are jumping jacks, and the teacher pulls a 8 of
indoor space
Anaerobic Deck of Cards hearts, students do 8 jumping jacks.
Go for a weekly nature walk. We have a forest behind the school with wonderful trails. Each walk
could have a different goal, for example "touch 10 different trees", "look for as many animals,
insects as you can find" etc. Rules should be discussed before each walk, most importantly
No equipment reminding the students to stick with the group and never to wander or venture off and not to touch
Outdoors
Aerobic
needed
or pick up anything foreign from the ground.
While doing an interactive reading with a grade 1/2 combined class, the teacher had the students
physically act out the activities in the book, which included running on the spot, jumping, miming
Classroom
Aerobic
None
climbing, and other things from the story.
Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
Students move the ribbons in the air to music according to the teacher's instructions (this is an
or multi-purpose
Ribbons/strea open activity where teachers can have students "paint" their name, a shape, or just move freely).
indoor space
Anaerobic mers
Students will need space around them to move without hitting anyone else.
Aerobic,
Anaerobic None

Source
http://www.rockyview.ab.ca/resources/collections1/artifact/Daily%20Physical%20Activity%20Interac
tive%20Reference%20Guide.pdf

Walk and Talk

Stephanie Muzos

Stacey Comeau & Anita Binda


PDS school

Used in a kindergarten classroom

Background Music During ABC Activity


Post Instruction Around the Classroom
For example:

ABC Daily Physical Activity


2/28/2013 9:28:28 Exercise

Early Years,
Primary

2/28/2013 9:27:00 Walk and Dance Around

Primary

A- Make a circle with your Ankle


B- Balance on one foot
C- Clap your hands
Classroom, Hallway
D- Dance around the room
or multi-purpose
Aerobic,
E- Elevate your arms
Adapted from ABC Exercises (PDF Available)
indoor space
Anaerobic N/A
F- Flex your muscles
The students will walk (or dance) around the desks while music is playing. The teacher will have a
deck of cards and select one student to select a card (while the rest of the students continue to
walk). Each card has a different activity that the students will need to complete BEFORE
Aerobic,
Deck of cards continuing to walk (or dance) around the room. Card examples: jumping jacks, jumping, spinning,
Classroom
Anaerobic Music
push-ups, gallop, etc.
Associate Teacher
Teacher calls out different school day events, each has a different action:

2/28/2013 9:26:44 Principal's Coming!

Primary,
Junior

2/28/2013 9:26:39 Body Spelling

Primary

2/28/2013 9:26:21 DPA

Primary

2/28/2013 9:25:05 Body Breakers


Jumping Jacks for Word Wall
1/25/2013 10:26:13 Words

Early Years,
Primary
Early Years,
Primary

1/24/2013 14:23:58 Moving and Math

Junior

Gummy Bear Exercise. Find on Early Years,


1/23/2013 21:15:53 YouTube.
Primary

"George Washington Bridge"


1/21/2013 21:52:53 Song

Junior

"Principal's coming" = sit in their seats with hands folded and quickly stomp your feet.
"Recess" = jump up and run on the spot.
"Rest" = lie down on the floor or crouch.
"Teacher's coming" = sit in their chair, raise one hand, and keep their feet moving.
"Forgot my homework" = stand up and run around in a circle on the spot.
"Field Trip" = sit in their chair and bounce up and down on the seat, pretending that they are riding
Classroom
Aerobic
none
the school bus.
Student use their bodies to spell out words provided by the teacher. Students can also be paired or
Classroom
Anaerobic None.
put in small groups to make letters or words using their bodies.
During math class students will practice their multiplication facts while exercising. I.e. back crawls,
Classroom
Aerobic
None
jumping jacks, front crawls and reach ups.
This is a self directed activity with primary students with the teacher occasionally calling/selecting
students.
Have the students stand in a circle on the carpet or somewhere in the classroom.
Select one student to be in the centre of the circle.
Instruct the student to make up their own dance or exercise and the surrounding students have to
follow.
CD Player,
When the student is done, he/she selects another fellow classmate.
Stereo, Music This is repeated until all the students have gone or time permits.
Upbeat,
The locomotion/movements can be anything, cardio, dance, stretching.
Classroom
Aerobic
moving.
Aerobic,
When the students are provided with their new Word Wall Words for the week have them do
Classroom
Anaerobic none
jumping jacks while they spell out each word. One jumping jack for each letter.
First, remind students to be cautious when moving and to be aware of the personal space of others.
Second, warm-up. Students can walk on the spot with a variety of steps (e.g. narrow, wide),
pumping their arms back and forth. They can gradually increase their speed (imagine walking on a
beach, walking home, then running a race). Then follow up with some stretches.
Third, activity. Place number cards face-down around the activity area. Have students move
around the room, using methods of their choice (e.g. walking, hopping, skipping). On teacher's
signal, each student takes a card and finds another student to match their card (e.g. question card:
5 x 6, answer card: 30). Note that their may be more than one matching card. Have partners
complete a physical activity (e.g. 15 star jumps, 30 seconds jogging on a spot). When done,
students place cards face-down and continue to move until the next signal.
Outdoors,
Finally, cool-down. Have students walk on the spot. Lead, or have a student lead, a stretching
Classroom, Hallway
routine.
or multi-purpose
Variation: create cards for other subjects (nouns and verbs, capitals and provinces, food groups,
indoor space
Aerobic
Number Cards etc.)
Turn on the Gummy Bear exercise video. Tell the students to follow along with the moves. For the
smart board, first time, help students by modeling the different moves. Great way to get students moving and
Classroom
Aerobic
computer.
having fun!
Before everyone sings the song (George Washington Bridge), students are put in groups as either
being "George" "Washington" or "Bridge".
As everyone is singing the song, students stand up when they sing their word so there are different
groups standing up for each part of the song.
chairs/benche You can start slow and speed up the song too depending how good they get at the game.
s for all the
students to be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvvf6IAg3R0
Classroom
Anaerobic able to sit
Here's a link to the song

http://www.peelregion.ca/health/baew/dpa/sample/
games/primary/classroom/principal.htm
N/A
-Taken and modifies from grade 5 teacher

Grade 1 Primary at my PDS site.


My associate teacher at my PDS site

Healthy Schools Resources Guide (2005), Daily


Physical Activity in Schools (Grades 4 - 6),
Government of Ontario.
Shawna

I saw this as a DPA activity in the music


classroom (Shannon)

Title

Timestamp

Group Colour

Development
al Stage

Stuffed Toy Toss.


1/21/2013 21:10:56

Primary

Location

Type

Equipment

Instructions
Source
Students form pairs (if there is an uneven number of students, one group may have three students.)
One student gets a stuffed toy or beanbag from the basket, and the pair throw and catch the toy
back and forth. Students may throw overhand or underhand, providing they remember the object of
the exercise is to have the other person catch the toy. Students will be reminded that throwing too
Small stuffed hard or deliberately trying to hit their partner with the stuffed toy means they will be asked to sit
toys or soft
down. Students will also be told not to throw the toys too high in the air, as this will make it difficult
beanbags kept for their partner to catch.
My associate teacher, Ms. Knechtel used this
Classroom, Hallway
in a
about once a week as a five minute "wiggly-jiggly"
or multi-purpose
basket/box in This mini-activity connects to expectation B1.4 and 1.5 in the HPE curriculum (sending and
break for the kids in her Grade One-Two
indoor space
Anaerobic the classroom. receiving objects) and is suitable for a Grade One or Two classroom.
classroom, and they enjoyed it a lot.
Instructions for 4-Corners:
1. Numbers the corners of the room from 1-4
2.Select one individual (teacher or student) to hide their eyes. This person will be the "number
caller" for each round of the game.
3. As the number caller counts down from ten, students will select a corner by running or walking
quickly to the designated corner. After the "number caller" has counted down from 10, they will
select a number from 1-4.
4. Students who are standing in the corner that has been called will be out.
5. This activity will repeat until all of the students are "out"
6. Last student standing is the winner

Title

Several variations to this activity can be made in the following ways:


-Students can be given a few items (i.e. popsicle sticks) that they must hand in instead of being
"out" so that they can play longer
-Pylons can be used if game is being played outside
-Students who are "out" can jump rope or rotate to another activity (i.e. frisbee or tag).

1/20/2013 20:25:23 4-corners!

Primary,
Junior

1/20/2013 16:57:06 Lego Moves- Candice

Primary,
Junior

1/19/2013 15:34:53 Animal Walk - Gillian

Early Years

1/19/2013 15:31:35 Dance, Move and Slide - Gillian Junior

1/19/2013 15:00:41 Four Wall jumping Jacks


2/15/2015 12:59:31 Blue

3/4/2015 13:39:00 Green

3/4/2015 13:48:26 Green

3/4/2015 17:38:37 Orange

Primary,
Junior
Early Years

Primary

Junior

Early Years,
Primary

*If this game is being played in a classroom, make sure that all chairs are tucked in and that there
are clear pathways for students to travel at a quick pace. If there are too many dangers in the
classroom then this game can be played outside with pylons.
*Students need to be wearing running shoes for this activity.
Outdoors,
*Review with students how they can move safely in the activity without injuring themselves or each
Classroom
Aerobic
none
other.
You could play music and make it sort of like a musical chairs game but once the music stops and
you call out Lego, the students must stop and make an interesting shape with their bodies.
Encourage the students to make the shapes wide, narrow, twisty, curvy or round in a high, medium
or low body position.It is a race, but the last group to finish shouldn't be kicked out because then
Outdoors,
None,
they're not being active, I would just make it a race/competition with each new round.
Classroom, Hallway
CD/iPod
Start the beat again and call out Lego and a number to indicate the size of the grouping, e.g.,
or multi-purpose
player if you'd Lego 2, Lego 3, Lego 4 and so on, and have the students make shapes in pairs, threes or
indoor space
Aerobic
like
fours.
Have students walk around the room pretending to be an animal that you call out, they must walk
as if they were that animal. For example, if they are pretending to be a Giraffe, the would have to
walk tall or if they were to be an elephant, they would have to walk heavy. A monkey would be
bouncy and jump around the room while a snake may slither on the ground. When I did this
Audio
activity, I was doing a "dinosaur" unit with my students who had autism and we incorporated
Classroom
Anaerobic Equipment
dinosaur names to this activity.
Warm Up
- have students start by walking on the spot with a variety of steps (narrow, wide), pumping their
arms back and forth, gradually increasing speed
- have a student lead a stretching routine

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic
Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic
Outdoors
Aerobic

Outdoors, Hallway or
multi-purpose indoor
space
Aerobic

I played this game in elementary school and I


have seen this game played at my PDS. Holly

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/pdfs/k9_physical_activities.pdf

N/A

Activity:
- put on music with a lively beat (if current, ensure no swearing, bad language)
- arrange students in a scattered formation and lead them in the following dance moves: grapevine
left and right (4 beats each), walk backwards (right, left, right, left heel forward), step forward on left
foot, touch right toe behind and vice versa, quarter turn right (REPEAT)
Audio
Equipment

***this can be re-created with any dace moves that you wish to use - students can even lead the
dance with moves they have created themselves!
The activity is basic jumping jacks! The teacher chooses a student to pick a number between 1 10. (Junior grade could be 10 - 20) Then the students as a group do jumping jacks facing all four
None! Can be walls. If the number is 9, then they do 9 jumping jacks facing each wall. To mix it up, the teacher
done
could decide to to them facing all four corners instead, or facing a partner and facing away from a
anywhere!
partner. The idea is to get them moving. Even if it is just for a short break during a lesson.

none

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Anaerobic none
No equipment
needed but
recommended
to have premade cards
that state the
type of
movement for
spelling, which
are randomly
Outdoors,
drawn out
Classroom, Hallway
from a bucket
or multi-purpose
(for example
indoor space
Aerobic
swim spelling).

Ministry of Education. (2005). Daily physical


activity in schools: Grades 4 to 6. Toronto,
Ontario:

Teacher created.

Students will travel around the activity area in a variety of ways including: walking, running,
skipping, galloping, etc. Call out a letter and have students move around the activity area in the
shape of the letter. Encourage students to be creative and think of a unique pathway to make the
letter (e.g. bubble letters, cursive, capital, and lowercase). Once the students finish making their
letter, have them move around the activity room again. Students could make a series of letters that
spell out frequently used words.
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa1-3.pdf Alphabet Soup
Have students stand in an open area of the classroom. Call out a letter and have students form that
letter by shaping their bodies into letters. Letters that work well are: A, X, S, C, F, J, I, L, U, V, K,
and Z. Encourage students to stretch long and hold the stretch for a count of eight. Have students
work with a partner to each form a different letter and then form a two letter word. In groups of three http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/pdfs/kto four, have students form their bodies to spell a word.
9_physical_activities.pdf
Body Spelling

From the body spelling bucket a few cards are picked out, which state the type of body spelling to
take place. Some examples are swim spelling, cheer leader spelling, pumping iron spelling. This
exercise is done a few times, and the spelling words are all spelt out following a few of the cards.
Students must be spread out from each other to allow for safe movement. Students will come to
know all the different body spelling ways, but of course the teacher must model each new way
introduced. A quick activity to get our heart rate up and stretch our bodies and minds.

Used by AT in grade 1 class at PDS

Body Spelling

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Junior

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Primary

Location

Type

Equipment

Instructions
Dividing students into partners, assign one partner to be the leader first. In an open space, the
leader uses various locomotor movements, changes in direction, pathways, and speed,
continuously moving and working muscles out, and the follower copies all movements. Then with
Outdoors, Hallway or
the given signal, the partners switch roles. Body space and spatial awareness are key as a bunch
multi-purpose indoor
of students move in various and unpredictable ways. Be sure to correct any misbehavior of partners
space
Anaerobic None
that can pose safety concerns; don't yell from afar, go up and talk to them (reduce the distraction).
Stations are set up around the classroom with cue-cards depicting what to do at each. Students are
divided into pre-determined groups according to who works well together. Students partake in
activity at one station for 2-3 minutes, and then rotate to the next station. The stations include:
1) Chair sits (aerobic: sitting down and standing up constantly)
2) Plank (anaerobic: front plank and side plank included)
3) Shuttle run (aerobic: students line up, and complete a short sprint from one tape marking on the
floor to the other)
4) Bounce and catch (anaerobic: students bounce a ball against the floor and catch it - repeat)
5) Push ups (aerobic: students complete as many push ups as they can)
Aerobic,
Chairs, balls & 6) Bicycle (aerobic: students lay on their back and do bicycle crunches)
Classroom
Anaerobic tape
7) Crawling (aerobic: students chase each other around the leg of a desk, one after the other)
Warm-up
Have students walk around the activity area, slowly increasing their speed.

Source

Alberta Education resource "Daily Physical


Activity: A Handbook for Grades 19 Schools"

Title

Follow the Leader

I have witnessed this DPA in the classroom that I


will be in for my next practicum.
Boot Camp

Activity 1: (Adapted from:Active Healthy Kids Canada, activ8, Grades 78, 2002)
Mark off two lines 1015 metres apart.
Place several balls in a line in the middle.
Divide students into two groups, placed at opposite ends of the activity area.
Have students run or walk quickly from their starting line to the middle, at the same time.
Have students pick up one ball, return it to their starting line, and place it down (students cannot
throw or pass the balls).Have students
continue until all balls are gone from the middle.
Once all the balls are gone from the middle, have students run to the opposite end one at a time,
retrieve one ball from the other group,
and bring it back to their side.
Have students continue for 35 minutes.
Challenge students to move constantly for the entire time.

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Junior

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Early Years,
Primary

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Junior

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Early Years

Primary

3050 small
balls/beanbag Stop the game after a few minutes to allow 3045 seconds for groups to meet and discuss strategy
s (12 per
and changes to the game.Then have
Outdoors
Aerobic
student)
students resume the game.
Use the juggling handout produced by Alberta Education's Daily Physical Activity Initiative as a
Kleenex,
guide. Start also with equipment that takes more time to fall (kleenex or bags). Start by throwing
Classroom, Hallway
plastic bags, one item up with one hand and catching it at waist height with the opposite hand. Once this toss
or multi-purpose
scarves, bean and catch are mastered- add in the second hand. Continue to follow the handout to guide
indoor space
Anaerobic bags or balls. instruction. It can be extended into partner juggling.
Set clear boundaries outside. Everybody is it and they must try to step on other people's shadow.
Once student is tagged they must complete a pre-established fitness routine before rejoining the
Outdoors
Aerobic
None
game.
1. Divide class into 2 teams.
2. Give each team 10 flags (or snowballs)
3. Each team wears a different coloured pinny. They begin on their side of the field.
4. Place a hula hoop at the far end of each side of the field.
flags (or
5. Students try to capture the opponents flags and make it back to their side of the field. If touched,
snowballs in they must return to the goal area and become a prisoner (have them complete an activity ie.
the winter), 2 jumping jacks)
sets of pines, 6. Other team mates can rescue their team by tagging them. The teacher may also call jailbreak
pylons, hula
and release all prisoners.
Outdoors
Aerobic
hoops
7. Game finishes once one team has collected all 10 flags.

none
CD player and
music with no
words,

1. Have students begin standing in their own space.


2. call out letter, they have to form the letter using their bodies.
3. have them try and hold it for 8seconds.
4. in groups of 2-4 have them create short words with their bodies.

Classroom

Anaerobic

Classroom

Box of yoga
cards for kids
(has name of
position, a
picture, and
- My AT would have 3-5 students pick a card from the box and then we would do those yoga poses
instructions on The teacher would show the picture, state what the pose was called, and then read through how to
Anaerobic it)
do it while modelling it at the same time.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa7-8.pdf Ball Shuttle


Ever Active Schools Daily Physical Activity For the
Classroom Teacher Participant Handout
retrieved from : www.everactive.org
Juggling!
OPHEA, Daily Physical Activities in Schools, 2005
grades 1-3
Shadow tag

Used in my grade 5/6 class during second


practicum.

Capture the Flag

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/pdfs/k9_physical_activities.pdf

Body Spelling

I do not know the exact deck, but if you google


"yoga for kids cards" you will see a whole bunch of
different decks with yoga moves appropriate for
kids.
Yoga
Tag Games
- everyone's it tag,
partner tag, hotdog
tag, toilet tag, cross
Canada, freeze tag,
spider tag, and the
list goes on and on.

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Junior

Outdoors

Aerobic

Pylons to mark
the
Pick 2-3 different tag games, try to ensure the ones chosen do not have long periods where
boundaries.
students are "out" so that everyone is getting their physical activity time.
(Could use cut
pool noodles if Clarify the instructions for each tag game chosen and model how someone gets tagged and how
available)
they become free to enhance understanding.

This has been used for DPA and also at recess


games time.

> allow students to


be leaders and
choose or
demonstrate a tag
game for the class

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Development
al Stage

Primary

Location

Outdoors

Type

Aerobic

Equipment

Instructions
Source
Title
This is a great activity to burn off a little extra
Purpose: to get everyone moving with as little time excluded as possible
energy that the student may have.
Instructions: Every student is it. If you are tagged by someone else you are "out" and you sit down It could be used first thing in the morning while the
where you were tagged. As soon as the person who tagged you gets caught, you stand up and are students are still dressed for being outdoors.
back in the game.
It could also be used in the period leading up to
Management: Can be done in any season so long as students are dressed for the weather. Ensure gym class and serve as a warm up. It would allow
Whistle
the game is played on a field (not tarmac) should anyone fall while running. Pay attention to who
students to use up that excited energy they have
Be dressed for has been sitting down (out) for any extended period of time, should you need to call a "jailbreak" to so that they are better prepared to listen to
the weather
get them back into the game.
instructions once gym class starts.
Everybody's It Tag
Warm-up
Have students work in groups of 35, lining up one behind the other.
Have the first student in each group lead the group around the activity area using a variety of
movements.
Change the group leaders every 30 seconds, and have the speed progressively increase (e.g., slow
walk, walk, speed walk, jog)
Lead, or have a student lead, a stretching routine
Activity 1: Moving with Numbers
Give each student a number.
Have the students move around the activity area in a variety of different ways (e.g., walking,
jogging, skipping, galloping).
Call out a number (e.g., 4) and have the students form groups of that number.
Once all students are in groups, call out a numerical trait (e.g., highest, lowest, even, odd).
The student in each group with the number that matches that trait becomes the leader. He or she
moves around the activity area at a moderate pace and the other members of the group follow for
3045 seconds.
Call out Switch.The groups dissolve and students move around the activity area on their own
again. Repeat.

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Early Years,
Primary

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

Signs with
numbers and
activities;
class set of
math-related
cards

Activity 2: Math Match


Before starting the activity, place signs with numbers and corresponding activities (e.g., 1 jog on
the spot) around the activity area. If the
activity is taking place outdoors, the signs can be placed on pylons.
Give cards to all students. Each card has a number (e.g., 4), a math equation (e.g, 3 + 1), or a word
(e.g., four) on it.
Have students move briskly around the activity area, exchanging cards.
Call out Match. Have students move to the matching number posted on the sign and perform the
activity for 3045 seconds.
Call out Move. Have students move around the activity area exchanging cards, as before, until
you call out Match again.
Cool-down: Stretch Wave
Have students move slowly (e.g., in a slow jog, brisk walk) around the activity area.
Have students form a circle. Designate a leader, who chooses stretches. Have students pass
each stretch around the circle and hold it as others join in, creating a wave effect
Warm-up
Have students walk on the spot using a variety of steps (e.g., narrow, wide), pumping their arms
back and forth.
Have students gradually increase speed every 30 seconds. Ask them to imagine that they are
walking on a beach in deep sand, then walking
home from school, then running a race.
Lead, or have a student lead, a stretching routine

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa1-3.pdf Math Match

Activity: Physical Activity for All


Divide the class into small groups.
Set up the activity area in a fitness circuit that includes the following physical activities:
push-ups against desk or walls, 20 times
shoulder raises (with or without fitness bands), 20 times
calf raises, 20 times
lunges, 20 times
line jumping, 15 seconds
skipping on the spot (with or without a rope), 15 seconds
When a student finishes an activity, have him or her march on the spot until it is time to change
activities.
Have groups rotate clockwise throughout the circuit, spending a specified amount of time at each
station. Between activities, have students participate in a physical activity (e.g., walking around the
outside of the activity area, jogging on the spot) for 6090 seconds.

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Junior

Cool-down
Have students move around the activity area in groups of 24, playing follow-the-leader.
Have one student lead the way in each group, taking the group through a variety of movements and
Outdoors,
Fitness bands directions.
Classroom, Hallway
(optional),
Give a signal to have students change leaders.The new leader leads the group through a variety of
or multi-purpose
skipping ropes movements and directions at a slower speed.
Physical Activity for
indoor space
Anaerobic (optional)
Lead, or have a student lead, a stretching routine
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa4-6.pdf All

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Equipment

Instructions

Source

Title

Safety
Remind students to be cautious when moving and to be aware of the personal space of others. Do
not use walls or stages and fences as finish lines or stopping points. Place pylons or a line a safe
distance from the wall.
Warm-up
Have students move around the activity area in a variety of ways, slowly increasing their speed.
Lead, or have a student lead, a stretching routine (see Appendix C in the 2005 Healthy Schools
Document on page 63 for sample stretches).
Activity: Active Shake-up
(Adapted from:Ophea, H&PE Curriculum Support Document, Grades 4, 5, and 6, 2000)
Create four fitness signs with two physical activities on each, and post the signs around the activity
area.
Station 1: stand up/sit down 15 times and 20 stride jumps
Station 2: 15 alternate knee lifts and 20 tuck jumps
Station 3: 15 jumps (legs out, then crossed) and 20 heel touches
Station 4: 15 steps with high knees and 20 toe touches
Have students move around the activity area using different forms of locomotion.
Give a signal to the students to move to the closest station and perform one of the two physical
activities at the station.
The second time the student goes to that station, he or she must perform the other physical
activity.When students complete a physical activity, have them move around the activity area using
a method of their choice (e.g., jogging,hopping) until another signal is given.The activity is over
when all students have completed all the physical activities.
Cool-down: Stretch Wave
(Adapted from:Ophea, H&PE Curriculum Support Document, Grade 8, 2000)
Have students move slowly (e.g., in a slow jog, brisk walk) around the activity area.
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Junior

Primary

Outdoors

Aerobic

None

Classroom

elephant skin
ball, desks
(although
could be
played
Anaerobic without)

ACTIVE SHAKEUP!

Active Shake-Up was borrowed from the 2005


Healthy Schools Resource Guide - Daily Physical
Activity in Schools Grades 4-6. Ontario Ministry of
Education

Have students form a circle.Appoint a leader, who will choose


www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa4-6.pdf
Students sit cross-legged on their desks and throw the ball to each other without speaking. The
teacher can add rules to make the game more interesting, such as "Boy-Girl rule" where students
must pass to the opposite gender, "Funny Face rule" where students have to make a funny face
while they throw, or "Speed Round" where students have to throw quickly. More than one rule can
be added at once and rules can be removed by saying "Rules Off". If students speak, drop the ball,
throw the ball particularly poorly, or break a rule, they sit down.
It's important to emphasize safety with this game. Chairs need to be pushed in and students must
sit cross-legged. If that is an issue, then students can stand in front of their desks, but shouldn't
move from their spot. Students who get out early can be a runner to collect the ball when it's
dropped.

Associate Teacher

(from 2005 Healthy


Schools - Daily
Physical Activity in
Schools Grades 46)
www.edu.gov.on.ca
/eng/teachers/dpa4
-6.pdf

Silent Ball

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Title

Role Models
Time: 20 minutes
Safety
Remind students to be cautious when moving and to be aware of the personal space of others.
Warm-up
Have students march on the spot, slowly increasing the speed.
Point to one body part at a time, and have students move that body part in a variety of ways. If you
are not pointing to a body part, the
students continue to march in place.
Lead, or have a student lead, a stretching routine
(see Appendix C on page 63 of the 2005 Healthy Schools - Daily Physical Activities Grades 1-3
document for sample stretches).
Activity 1: Active Role Models
Have students move around the activity area demonstrating their favourite physical activity.
Every 45 seconds, call out a new physical activity (e.g., baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer,
football, volleyball, tennis, fast walking, swimming, gymnastics, skiing, dancing).
Have students move around the activity area as they would if they were participating in that activity.
Call out Activate! to have the students go back to doing their own favourite activity.
Have students imitate the movement continuously until the next activity is called.
Activity 2: Birthdays
(Adapted from:Ophea, Keys to Fitness, K3, 1987)
Have students move in a circle or throughout the activity area.
Call out birthday months or seasons, and have students perform an activity in the centre of the
circle when their month or season is called
(e.g., jumping jacks, knee lifts, lunges on each leg, front crawl).
Choose other months or seasons, and vary the activity until all months or seasons have been
called.
Cool-down: Windstorm
Have students walk around slowly pretending they are trees blowing in the wind, using their arms
as branches. Students start in a big
windstorm in which branches break, and finish as the wind stops blowing.
Lead, or have a student lead, a stretching routine (see Appendix C p. 63 for sample stretches).
Variations
Have students add new activities, demonstrating any that are not familiar to the class.
Notes for Teachers

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Primary

Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Anaerobic None

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Junior

Classroom

3/5/2015 9:18:53 Green

Early Years

Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

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Primary

Outdoors

Anaerobic None

None

Anaerobic None

Encourage students to keep moving throughout the activity.


Demonstrate the movement or activity chosen, if necessary.
Discuss with students what types of physical activity they enjoy.
Purpose: Requires teamwork and cooperation, uses thigh muscles
Instructions: Students make a circle while standing, all facing the same direction i.e., all students
have right shoulder facing the inside of the circle. On someones count students will attempt to sit on
the knees of the person behind them. If done correctly, the circle will support itself. The next level of
challenge would be for them to try to take a step forwards while in that position (causing the circle
to rotate), etc.
Management tips: Depending on your class, you may want to designate a girls circle and a boys
circle to make everyone feel more comfortable.
- Remind students to be cautious when moving around the area, and be careful of personal space
- If you are doing this activity in the classroom, ensure there is adequate space for the students to
move around
- Start with a stretching routine
- Then tell the students that everyone is 'it' at the same time
- When you say go, have students tag each other and avoid being tagged by others. If a student
gets tagged, the walk or jog on the spot with their hands on their head until the game is over.
- Stop the game after 60 seconds and start a new game (or once most of the students have been
tagged)
- Remind students to be cautious
- Do not use walls/fences to be stopping points
- Start students by doing stretches
- You are creating 4 fitness areas with 2 physical activities at each (create signs that you can post
near the activity area to remind students what they are doing)
- Activities include: stand up/sit down 15 times and 20 stride jumps; 15 alternate knee lifts and 20
tuck jumps; 15 jumps and 10 heel touches; 15 steps with high knees and 20 toe touches
- Students should be moving between the stations using different forms of locomotion
- Signal to students when they should be moving to the next station
- The activity is over when all students have completed the circuit

2005 Healthy Schools - Daily Physical Activity


Resource Guide
Ontario Ministry of Education
www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa1-3.pdf

(Active) Role
Models!

I have used this with junior, intermediate, and


senior aged youth.

Lap Sit

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa4-6.pdf All "IT" Tag

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa4-6.pdf Active Shake-Up

Timestamp

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al Stage

Junior

Junior

Primary

Location

Type

Equipment

Instructions
Students are divided into two teams on opposite ends of a playing field (a soccer field works well,
but any open space will do). The flags are placed at the far ends of the field. The goal is to capture
the opposite team's flag and make it back to your side of the field. If a player is caught on the
opposite team's side, they are frozen until a teammate tags them - then both players link arms and
go back to their side (they can't be tagged then). If a player is caught while holding the flag, the flag
goes back to its original spot.

two small flags


(small objects Clear boundaries need to be established and rules should be clear. The playing space can be
could also be made bigger or smaller depending on the number of students, their age, or how long you want the
Outdoors
Aerobic
substituted)
game to last.
This game is similar to the one we played in class the first week, where you had to take the flag
from someone's waist. In this game, everyone starts with three clothes pegs on the back of their
50-75 clothes shirt. If you grab one from someone, you put it on the front of your own shirt, and no one can then
Outdoors, Hallway or
pin (3 per
take it. The object is to get as many clothes pegs as possible. Points are awarded for how many
multi-purpose indoor
member of
you have on your front, and extra points for how many you have left on your back. If you have all
space
Aerobic
youre class)
three of your clothespins taken you can still try to take from other people.
Students can stand in a circle or stay at their desks to do this. The teacher plays the song "Bingo"
("There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name-o, B I N G O...") On each letter in Bingo,
the students have to do a different move or stretch, for example stretch up high, touch their toes,
Classroom
Anaerobic Music
etc.
Safety: students must be cautious when moving, respect personal space

Source

Title

I've seen this game played in grades 4-6

Capture the Flag

Daily Physical Acitivity in Schools, Grades 4-6


(2005).
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa46.pdf.

Clothes-Peg Tag

Daily Physical Activity in Schools (2005), Grades


1-3. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa13.pdf.
Bingo

Warm-up: students march on the spot, slowly increasing speed; as teacher points to different parts
of body, students move that part
Activity 1: students move around, imitating their favourite physical activity; every 45 second, teacher
calls out different activity and students imitate it; teacher calls out "Activate!" and students return to
their favourite activity

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Primary

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

None

Cool-down - Windstorm: students walk around, pretending they are trees blowing in the wind, using
their arms as branches; students slow their movements as storm gradually calms; lead (or have a
student lead) a stretching routine
Activity: "Active Role Models", p. 33 of
Healthy Schools: Daily Physical Activity in
Strategies: discuss safety and learning goals at beginning, establish safe environment, encourage Schools: Grades 1 to 3
students to keep moving, demonstrate the movement as necessary, discuss with students what
(Resource Guide - 2005)
types of physical activities they enjoy (to call them out during activity)
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa1-3.pdf Active Role Models
Students will be organized into their table groups and each group will be given 3 or 4 minutes to
work at each station. The purpose is to get students actively moving about the classroom in order to
increase energy, improve mood, and enhance cognitive function. The teacher will model the
appropriate activities at each station, and then assign student helpers to setup each of the activities
and remove the equipment once complete. The teacher will play music during the station activities
and pause it when it is time for rotation. The teacher will select a particular track that will serve as a
transition for students to move back to their desks. There will be a total of 5 stations setup in the
following manner:

Equipment
could include: Station 1: Hoops - Students will practice their throwing and jumping skills through a series of hoola
hoops
Hoola hoops Station 2: Jumping jacks - Students will compete with their own personal best to complete as many
Benches
jumping jacks as possible within the allotted time.
Pylons
Station 3: Sit Ups - Students will be again try to beat their own personal best scores by completing
Beanbags
as many sit ups as possible within the time frame
Chart Paper
Station 4: Bean Bags - Students will practice their throwing skills at this station, by trying to get their
(for exercise bean bag as close to the target (pylon) as possible.
Classroom, Hallway
descriptions) Station 5: Exercise Bands - Students will perform each of the exercises listed on chart paper, with a
or multi-purpose
Aerobic,
Exercise
set minimum and maximum number of reps. This will include movements such as rows and flies.
indoor space
Anaerobic bands
Safety: students must be cautious when moving, respect personal space; ensure "dog pounds" are
a safe distance from walls, stages, fences or other potential hazards

Alberta Education Resource. (2006). Daily


physical activity: A handbook for grades 1-9
schools. Retrieved from:
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/pdfs/k9_physical_activities.pdf

Classroom Circuit

Warm-up: student leaders call out an animal, demonstrate how it moves and the rest of the class
imitates the movement (e.g., horse, snake, bunny); repeat with different leaders and encourage
choosing animals that move vigorously; lead (or have student lead) stretching routine
Activity (adapted from Ophea grade 2 support document): form students into four equal groups and
assign each group a colour (using pinnies) as well as a "dog pound" location marked by a pylon; on
cue, students move around pretending to be dogs (e.g., barking); call out colour (e.g., "Yellow
Dogs!") - that group becomes the "dog catchers" and have to tag as many other dogs as possible;
dogs who are tagged return to their dog pound and perform pre-established activity (e.g., stride
jumps, marching, twist jumps) until new colour is called; every time a new colour is called, those in
the dog pound are freed

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Primary

- Class set of
pinnies (4
colours) OR
markers (e.g.,
Outdoors, Hallway or
coloured
multi-purpose indoor
paper)
space
Anaerobic - Pylons

Primary

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

Non
Applicable

Cool-down - Animal Cool-down: students choose an animal and move around in slow motion,
imitating it; call out different animals and have students switch to imitate those while slowly moving
around
Activity: "Dog Catchers", p. 36 of
Healthy Schools: Daily Physical Activity in
Strategies: discuss safety and learning goals at beginning, establish safe environment, encourage Schools: Grades 1 to 3
students to keep moving, demonstrate the movement as necessary, discuss with students ways in (Resource Guide - 2005)
which different animals move; increase or decrease intensity of activity, as necessary
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa1-3.pdf "Dog Catcher"
Activity 2: Birthdays (Adapted from: Ophea, Keys to Fitness, K3,1987)
- Have students move in a circle or throughout the activity area.
- Call out birthday months or seasons, and have students perform an activity in the centre of the
circle when their month or season is called (e.g., jumping jacks, knee lifts, lunges on each leg, front Retrieved from the Ministry of Education website.
crawl).
- Choose other months or seasons, and vary the activity until all months or seasons have been
Daily Physical Activity in Schools, Grade 1 to 3
called
healthy schools resource guide.
Birthdays

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Instructions
This is an aerobic activity which gets students outside and engaging in healthy physical activity.
This is a nice way to break up the day, increase their fitness levels, and allow students some much
needed time outside. Research shows that there are many benefits to physical activity, including
motivation for learning, increases in cognitive ability and improved classroom management.

Source

Title

Students will be asked to pause their current classroom learning by using a 5-count and give their
attention to the teacher. A few volunteers will be selected to bring the required equipment (pylons,
pinnies and flags) with them. The whole class will be escorted out of the class to the main field by
the teacher. They will be gathered in a circle around the teacher who will explain and model the
activity for students before dividing them into teams.
Capture the flag has students join two teams, and each team has the objective of capturing the
opposing teams flag(s). The pylons will mark the boundaries of the activity as well as the nets and
jail areas on the field. If a team member is tagged by the opposing team while carrying the flag they
must go to the opposing team's goal and remain their as a prisoner. While they are in prison they
must engage in jumping jacks or high knees until one of their team members rescues them. The
teacher may also call a jail break during the game and all prisoners on both sides are released. The
game is over or it is reset once a side successfully captures the opposing team's flag(s).
Flags or other
object
Pinnies (two
different
colours)
Pylons

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Junior

Outdoors

Aerobic

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Primary,
Junior

Classroom

beach ball,
small foam
Anaerobic ball

The teacher will use a whistle when outside to call the class to attention to listen to instruction.
Three short whistle bursts means that the class must gather around the teacher in circle formation,
which will take place during the modeling phase of the activity and at the end before transitioning
Alberta Education. (2006). Daily physical activity:
back to the classroom. If students are unable to follow rules appropriately then they will be placed in A handbook for grades 1-9 schools. Retrieved
jail to complete the exercises until they can be rescued. If they repeat the offense then they will be from:
required to complete further exercises (push ups and sit ups) or even to accompany the teacher on http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/pdfs/ka time out if other measures are unsuccessful.
9_physical_activities.pdf
-students will sit on their desks
-it is called silent ball so there is no talking, laughing during the activity
-it is quiet so if the teacher needs to make an adjustment or clarify instructions all the students will
hear them
-teacher puts the ball in motion
-students are passing the ball to one another while sitting on their desks
-if sitting in groups, they are not allowed to pass to someone in their group
-the aim of the game is to get as many people out as possible
-youre out if you touch the ball and drop it, miss the catch, throw the ball to someone in your group,
throw the ball to an area no one is sitting in
-start with underhand throws
-if class is focused and concentrated you can change it to overhand throws
-works on their arm muscles, aim and catching skills
this was seen and used at my PDS

Capture the Flag

Silent Ball

Fitness for All (Adapted from:Ophea,H&PE Curriculum Support Document,Grades 4,5,and 6,2000)
- Divide students into two equal groups.One group participates in physical activities that develop
muscular strength and muscular endurance.
These activities might include:
- chest presses
- abdominal crunches
- wall push-ups
- toe raises
- bicep curls
- knee bends
- tricep dips

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Junior

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Junior

- The other group moves around the activity area, participating in vigorous physical activities.
These activities might include:
- brisk walking or jogging
- skipping
Outdoors,
- jogging on the spot
Classroom, Hallway
Four Coloured - bench step-ups
or multi-purpose
Markers or
indoor space
Anaerobic pennies
- Every 45 seconds, signal the groups to switch activities with each other.
-if gymnasium is not available use the hallway
-works best in groups of 5-6
-lie down on the floor with feet and legs going up on the wall
-first person starts with ball touching the wall being held up by their feet
-have to move the ball along the line without dropping it and using only their feet
-when the ball is passed along and you no longer have the ball at your feet, you run to the next end
Hallway or multiof the line to be there to continue the line when the ball reaches you
purpose indoor
Aerobic,
-when done in teams, it can turn into a race to see which team completes the run down the hallway
space
Anaerobic exercise ball the quickest

Retrieved from the Ministry of Education


Daily Physical Activity in schools
Healthy Schools Resource Guide 2005

Fitness For All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCPEV3_auK
Q&feature=share
Perimeter

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Instructions
Safety: students must be cautious when moving on and off their desks and to and from the carpet
area, make eye-contact with the person they are passing to or receiving from, respect personal
space of others, be aware of their surroundings when doing exercises

Source

Title

Warm-up: varies (e.g., students could start with doing 15 jumping jacks to increase their heart rate
then sit on their desks safely and quietly, until all are seated quietly on their desks and not making
any noise); teacher then quickly has students come up with four or five "punishments" (i.e. physical
exercises) that students may choose from to do if they miss a catch or drop the object during the
activity (e.g., punishments could include: 5 push-ups. 5 sit-ups, 15 jumping jacks, 10 burpies, etc.)
Activity: students take turns silently passing an object (soft ball or animal bean bag) to any other
person in the class who they have made eye contact with and who is prepared to make a good
catch; the purpose of the activity is to develop not only good hand-eye coordination, practice of
throwing and catching, but also to encourage calm and quiet social interaction (it is also a nice form
of relaxation); those who drop the object or fail to catch it when thrown to them must get up, move
to the front of the class and perform a chosen "punishment" before going back to their desks; this
activity can be used as a calm transition to nutrition break or at the end of the school day
Cool-down: according to how the teacher wishes to end the game, he or she could have students
cool-down by simply sitting down (e.g., if they have already done a "punishment" exercise) to watch
the rest of the activity or silently read a book

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Junior

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Junior

- Soft ball or
beanbag
Strategies: discuss safety and learning goals at beginning, establish safe environment (i.e. no
I've seen this DPA activity being used effectively
animal to toss obstacles in the way to block students' movement or exercises), encourage students to make eye- in my previous practicum classroom (with grade 5 "Silent Tosses +
Classroom
Anaerobic around
contact and remain focused, have students come up with the "punishments"
students) and the kids really enjoy it.
Punishments"
Lead students in a stretching routine to warm up. Then inform students that they will be travelling to
different stations in small groups (3 -5) until they have completed all stations. They will only move to
the next station when the music stops (or when the teacher blows the whistle). If students have not
done the stations before then the teacher can demonstrate each physical activity first or have
students volunteer to demonstrate each exercise. The teacher should have the groups prearranged or quickly count off students, giving each a number with all the 1's being in a group, and
all the 2's, etc. Otherwise students will waste time trying to fit all their friends into a group of 3 or 5
and people may feel left out.
Station 1: sit-ups
Station 2: toe raises
Station 3: wall push-ups
Station 4: knee lifts
Station 5: lunges
Fitness task
Station 6: tuck jumps
cards
Station 7: heel touches
Could use
music (audio To cool down the teacher will lead the students in a stretching routine. As students are participating
equipment) for at each station, the teacher can be walking around to ensure all students are participating and to
when to
assess students. They should be at each station for 60-90 seconds before the teacher stops the
Classroom, Hallway
change
music to move them on to the next station. These exercises help students build muscle and are
or multi-purpose
stations or
easier to do in a classroom setting unlike many aerobic exercises where more movement and
indoor space
Anaerobic else a whistle space is required.
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa1-3.pdf Fitness Circuit
Play Follow the Leader in groups of 3-6, with students travelling through the activity area, copying
the movements of the student in the lead. Every 30-45 seconds, blow the whistle so that the
student in the lead goes to the back of the line. Continue until all students have had a chance to be
the leader in their group. Students will play a game of tag called Shadow tag, whereby students can
only "tag" another student by stepping on another person's shadow and shouting "Got You!" Once a
student has been tagged, they must do 5 tuck jumps before they can re-enter the game. If it is not a
sunny day, the teacher should play a different tag game such as toilet tag.
The second tag game is SuperActive Hero Tag, where 2-4 students are "it" and 2-4 students are
"SuperActive Heroes". The "it" students must tag other students, and once a student has been
tagged they are in "jail" and must walk on the spot. The SuperActive Heroes travel around with one
arm in the air like Superman, and they must free the other students by touching them on the
shoulder. To cool down, have students form a circle an pick a leader to choose a stretch that all
students will do. Then they can choose another student to pick a different stretch (might want to tell
them to pick a boy if they are a girl or vice versa, or to pick someone that is wearing a specific
colour to avoid friends picking friends).

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3/5/2015 11:14:32 Yellow

Primary

Junior

Outdoors

Outdoors

Aerobic

None

Aerobic

Naturalized
area outside
on school
property

Tag games are a great way to get students active because they are tons of fun so students don't
even realize that they are actually getting exercise. The teacher should keep a close eye on
students to ensure they are following the rules and are being safe. If they are being unsafe they
may have to sit out of the game for a while until they can join in properly.
There will be a team of 2-3 people who are called "man trackers"
This team of 2-3 people will be trying to find and tag the "men and women" who are hiding in the
naturalized area. Once the team of 2-3 trackers has counted to 50, they will call out " begin"
signalling the the hunt has begun. There will be a pre-chosen spot that the people in hiding will be
trying to get to before they get tagged by the "man-trackers"
This activity results in plenty of running to get everyones heart beat pumping!
Use the following squatting technique: Knees over ankles, knees don't go past the toes, upper leg
at a 90 angle to the lower leg and parallel to the floor.
Make sure the floor is free of any obstructions.
If possible, move the desks aside so that students can jump up and down in the centre of class.
Instructions

Tag Games
Activity 1: Shadow
Tag
Activity 2:
SuperActive Hero
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/dpa1-3.pdf Tag
This game has been adapted from a television
series, from the Outdoor Learning Network.
Grade 5 class at the school I am completing my
practicum introduced me to this adaptation. The
object is to get to the "safe destination" prior to the
Man-tracker finding and capturing you.
"Man-tracker"

Demonstrate: Have students squat with their head tucked in and arms wrapped over their head.
Tell them they're kernels of popcorn - and the pot is getting hotter.
As you say, "It's getting hotter and hotter," students will lightly bounce but still cover their head.
When you say, "Pop," have students begin to jump up and down.
Continue for 20-30 counts.
Accommodations/Modifications

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Primary

Use music to indicate that the pot is getting hotter. When you shut off the music, the kernels have
Classroom, Hallway
Music
"popped" and students continue to jump up and down.
or multi-purpose
(iPad/Pod, CD Turn off most of the classroom lights and tell the students the pot is getting even hotter. When you
indoor space
Anaerobic player)
turn on all the lights, the kernels have "popped," so students should stop jumping up and down.

http://www.peelregion.ca/health/baew/dpa/sample/
games/primary/classroom/popcorn.htm
Popcorn Maker

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Primary,
Junior

3/5/2015 12:12:48 Blue

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

3/5/2015 15:48:14 Yellow

Primary

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Junior

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Primary

Location

Type

Equipment

Instructions
1) Each student will have a partner in the classroom.
2) The students will be placed on two lines and when the teacher calls actions the students need to
run to the middle line to meet each other, do the action and then run back to their starting lines as
fast possible.
Outdoors,
3) Ex. Teacher: "Huckle Buckle Hand to Hand!" Students will run to each other and high five and
Classroom, Hallway
then run back.
or multi-purpose
4) The teacher can say things like "Huckle Buckel Foot to Knee" but make sure that one group
indoor space
Aerobic
None
knows they are the first action and the other group is the second action.
There are three lines in the gym or classroom. They will be labelled Ham, Chicken, or Cheese.
Outdoors, Hallway or
When the teacher yells on of the labels the students must run to that line. Ex. Teacher: "Ham!" the
multi-purpose indoor
students run to Ham. The teacher can start to trick the students by pointing to Chicken and yelling
space
Anaerobic None
Ham.
Activity Description:
Students walk quickly around the room. Designate half of the students as bridges, and the other
half as rivers. On the signal
Bridges, all bridges stop and make a shape with their body like a bridge. All rivers then crawl
under as many bridges as they can.
Give another signal for everyone to move again. On the signal Rivers, all rivers stop and make the
shape of a river with their bodies
on the floor. All the bridges jump over as many rivers as they can before the signal to move again.
None! - Music Change roles so that students have
Classroom
Anaerobic is always good an opportunity to be both a bridge and a river.
Students stand in a circle and choose the names of three different fast cars (e.g., Camaro,
Corvette, Porsche). Give each student the
name of one car, then call out the name of one car at a time. When they hear their make of car
called out, those students step out of
the circle and run laps around the circle. Students need to duck into the centre of the circle to get
some gas if they are passed by
another student. To get gas, students must do a designated fitness task (e.g., five tuck jumps).
After they have gassed up, students
should look at the traffic running around the circle, carefully re-enter traffic and continue running
laps. Call out Parking Lot, and
have all students return to their home spot. Call out the next make of car. More than one make can
be called at a time if students are
Outdoors
Aerobic
None
good at watching carefully and moving safely.
Tambourine Students move around the room to the beat of a tambourine. Use the tambourine to signal changes
or other music in the students tempo and patterns of movement. Consider directing students to move by walking,
Classroom
Aerobic
maker
hopping, jogging or skipping to the beat.
Students complete a variety of activities that involve counting.

Source

Title

I have used this in summer camp.

Huckle Buckle

I played this at summer camp.

Ham, Chicken,
Cheese

OPHEA
http://teachingtools.ophea.net/sites/default/files/ap
pendices/Primary_AppendixB_FINAL.pdf
Bridges and Rivers

OPHEA
http://teachingtools.ophea.net/sites/default/files/ap
pendices/Junior_AppendixB_FINAL.pdf
Speedway
OPHEA

Tambourine Move

Adapted from OPHEA

Leg Math

http://www.ciraontario.com/zombietag

Zombie Tag

Jump across the field, counting the total number of jumps. Ask students how many jumps the whole
class made.
Jump squat across the field, counting total number of jump squats.
Lunge across the field, counting total number of lunges.
Jog across the field while a partner counts to time the run. Repeat the activity while trying to take
exactly the same amount of
time as before. Repeat this activity again while setting different goals (e.g., try to cross the field five
seconds faster).
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Junior

Outdoors

Anaerobic None

Walk across the field and count steps. Repeat, trying to cross the field using fewer steps.
Objective is not to become a Zombie.
Select 2 students to be Zombies (It)
These students are not allowed to run, but may walk quickly.
They must Walk with their arms up in front of them (like a zombie or Frankenstein) and can only tag
people from this position.
All other students must run to not get caught.
If they are touched by a Zombie they are turned into a zombie too.
Once only 2 students are left the game ends and the last 2 people become the Zombies and the
game re-starts.

3/5/2015 16:52:28 Purple

Primary

Outdoors

Aerobic

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Junior

None
Cards with
stretches
described and
depicted on
them. These
will include
yoga and
strengthening
stretches
(plank,
balance
Classroom, Hallway
exercises etc).
or multi-purpose
Bin or bag for
indoor space
Anaerobic the cards.

3/5/2015 19:23:27 Blue

Outdoors,
Classroom
Outdoors,
Classroom

Aerobic

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Junior
Primary,
Junior

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Primary

Outdoors,
Classroom

Yoga mats
Anaerobic Yoga video

None

Anaerobic None

This game can be played outdoors on the tarmac or field area with clear boundaries laid out.

One student will select a card from the bin without looking at it.
The class will all perform the stretch and hold it for as long as they can up to seconds.
I have used this as a warm up activity with my
dance classes, I am unsure of its original source.
It is something my dance teacher and I have used
If a students cannot hold it for that long, have them break and re-hold as many times as necessary. for many years. I have used it mainly with my
students over the age of 9. They love selecting the
You can increase the time to hold the stretch or allow the person holding for the longest to select
cards and trying to hold the stretch for as long as
the next card.
they can.
Strike a Pose
One student is the leader and chooses some sort of action, while the rest of the students copy the
leader. While doing the action, the students move around the classroom in a line. The teacher will
continuously choose a new leader (usually it is the next person in the line)
Observed at PDS
Follow the Leader
Teacher will call out different letters, students will stretch their bodies into that letters. Students
should stretch long and hold the count for 5-8 seconds, depending on ability.
Observed at PDS
Body Spelling
Students can work on their balancing skills by participating in a yoga class. I would have them use I have used this with a preschool class that I
yoga mats and follow a yoga video if I had the resources to show a video on a screen. If I did this taught and I used a kids yoga video that I found on
DPA outside I could have the students just follow along as I did the poses. I would probably try to youtube. It had an engaging instructor that was
use music to make it more fun and use a kids yoga video so I was age appropriate.
very kid friendly.
yoga
Another student will select a card (process repeated for approximately 7-10 exercises.

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Type

3/5/2015 21:02:43 Red

Junior

Outdoors, Hallway or
multi-purpose indoor
space
Aerobic

3/6/2015 12:14:25 Green

Primary

Outdoors,
Classroom

3/6/2015 12:23:53 Green

Junior

Classroom

Aerobic

Aerobic

Equipment
floor hockey
nets or could
use soccer
nets if outside
& foam ball

none
Just Dance
game, usually
with a
projector,
done in the
Gym

Instructions

Source

Divide students up into two teams. The object of the game is to score on the opposite teams net by
throwing the foam ball. Students can only take a max of 3 steps at a time then they have to pass
the ball. The goalie also has a designated box area around the net where players cannot come
I have seen this played in my last placement in a
into.
Grade 6 class.
I have seen especially in French Immersion, teachers trying to use creative ways to help the
students learn new vocabulary. In my classroom, we would put on some music and the students
would listen and follow the teacher's directions (given in French). They were learning words for
walking, running, skipping, jumping, etc, as well as slow and fast. We used these words to give
them directions on what to do while the music was playing.
PDS
I have noticed that when my school has a lot of indoor recesses, the HPE teacher has inventive
ways of getting the students moving. He sets up the game Just Dance in the gym, and all junior
students are invited to sign up. Students then have dance off's and the audience cheers them on. I
thought this was a great way to have fun in an indoor recess, as well as get moving!
PDS
Purpose - To provide students with an opportunity to participate in DPA while practicing
multiplication tables.

Title

European Handball

Vocabulary practice

Just Dance - off

Instructions The activity will be completed on a daily basis. In the initial days the students may just practice the
Macarena movements without practicing the multiplication component.
Each day students will complete a new multiplication factor with discretion from the instructor.

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Junior

The
'Macarena'
Song
Outdoors,
(Available
Classroom, Hallway
from any
or multi-purpose
music playing
indoor space
Anaerobic device)
A set of
lamented
cards with
letters on the
front and
either a
locomotor
movement or
fitness skill on
the back.

For example:
1 (moves left arm out) times 1(moves right arm out) is 1 (left arm flips over) pause (right arm flips
over)
1 (left arm moves to chest) times 2 (right arm moves to chest) is 2(left arm moves to chest) pause
(right arm moves to chest)
etc.
Safety - Have the students stand shoulder distance apart.
Inclusion - The activity can be easily modified to accommodate all students. For example - if one
student does not have use of their left arm - only the right arm will be used to complete the
Macarena actions.

Taken from my personal Grade 3 teacher at


Northridge Public School, London, ONT.

Multiplication
Macarena

Purpose: To participate in high intensity DPA.


Instructions: Create a set of alphabet cards and on the back of each card write a type of locomotor
movement or a fitness skill.
Disperse the cards throughout a large outdoor space.

3/6/2015 17:19:48 Yellow

Primary

Outdoors

Aerobic

The teacher
may choose to
include skills
that include
equipment ie.
a skipping
rope.

Develop a series of questions to ask to help students move through the activity (ie. The letter of
your first name, the letter of your favourite subject, the letter of the food you had for dinner last
night)
Ask students one of the pre recorded questions. Have them skip to the letter that matches the
question. Have the students complete the activity on the back of the 'letter card'

Saskatchewan in Motion. (2010). Travel Your


Name. Daily Physical Activity Manual. p. 157.
http://www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca/whats_new/
?a=149
Letters of the
Alphabet

students stand in a circle and one at a time a student will enter the middle of the circle.
Everyone: HEY (name)
Center Student: HEY WHAT
Everyone: Show us how you bungalow
Center Student: NO WAY
Everyone: Show us how you bungalow
Center Student: OKAY... my name is ______ and this is how I bungalow (complete dance or
exercise movement while saying the above)
Everyone: Her/ His name is ______ and this is how she/he bungalows (repeat movement)
3/6/2015 17:47:10 Blue

Primary

Classroom

Anaerobic none
Hopscotch
template on
pavement (or
chalk to create
your own)
Aerobic
Pylons
Soccer ball
(or any other
balls if soccer
balls are not
available, or if
you want to
add to the
relay to make
it more
Anaerobic complicated)

3/6/2015 17:53:40 Blue

Junior

Outdoors

3/7/2015 17:08:45 Purple

Primary,
Junior

Outdoors

3/7/2015 17:21:01 Purple

Primary,
Junior

Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

- Yoga poses
cards
- music

REPEAT ABOVE PROCESS UNTIL EVERYONE SHOWS THEIR BUNGALOW


Set up pylons to encompass an area of the pavement that will be your boundaries. Assign a person
to be "it" in which they must tag the other classmates. Once tagged the student must complete the
hopscotch and jump through the pattern until they are free and back in the game. You cannot be
tagged while completing the pattern and must the person who is it cannot simply wait at the end of
the pattern to retag people. Switch up the person who is it so that multiple people have a chance to
be "it" and everyone has a chance to jump through the hopscotch pattern.
- Students are divided into two teams
- Standing outside on the soccer field, the two teams are formed into two lines
- The first people of both lines are holding a volleyball
- When the teacher blows the whistle, the first two students run with the ball to the goal posts and
turn around to face their team and throw the ball to the next person on their team.
- Once the second person gets the ball, he/she must do the same thing
- This continues until every team member makes it to the opposite line that the first runner started.
- Team members must encourage each other, work as a team, and pay close attention so that
he/she knows when their turn is!
- This is an anerobic activity as students have to run short sprints to get to their other line.
- Students get into small groups (3-5 students in each group)
- They get one card per student in their group. The cards each show a picture of a yoga post (i.e.
elephant pose, eagle pose, down dog, etc.)
- The students have to practice their poses together and then create a short synchronized yoga
dance to share with the class.
- This activity can be played in the gym or even on the carpet in a classroom.
- The goal is for students to be creative, try the poses to the best of their ability and be as in sync
with their teammates as possible!

I have used it at my PDS the source was from


Brock's Faculty of Ed.

Bungalow

DPA booklet published by BCED.

Hopscotch Tag

http://www.pedagonet.com/PhysEd/game55.htm
Soccer Ball Relay!

None.

Yoga Dance Game!

Timestamp

Group Colour

Development
al Stage

Location

Type

Equipment
none
(yoga cards
with simple
yoga pose
instructions
can be used if
Anaerobic desired)

3/7/2015 19:16:54 Orange

Primary,
Junior

Classroom

3/7/2015 19:43:47 Orange

Junior

Outdoors, Hallway or
multi-purpose indoor
space
Aerobic

3/9/2015 10:41:56 Orange

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

3/9/2015 17:23:40 Red

Primary

Outdoors, Hallway or
multi-purpose indoor
space
Aerobic

3/9/2015 17:32:32 Red

Primary,
Junior

Classroom

staircase

None

Letter Cards

Anaerobic None

Instructions
Source
Title
When the students are restless or have been working for a long time without a break, instruct them
to stop, push in their chairs and find a place in the classroom where they are far enough away from
their peers that they can't touch one another. Once they are settled and ready (make sure they are
quiet and listening, you can play quiet music if you choose, especially for the younger students)
instruct them in simple yoga poses and stretches. This helps them stretch and take a breath while
taking a break from their work. This can last for 5- 10 minutes depending on what the students need I have seen my AT effectively implement this
Stop, Drop and
and how they are feeling.
activity in his classroom many times.
Yoga
When the students are restless or transitioning between activities, instruct the students to make
I have seen my AT do this with his class several
their way to the stairway. Tell the students they can run down and run up the steps, two or three
times. They are a junior class and the staircase is
times, walk back to the classroom and do 10 jumping jacks. Then return to work. This DPA needs right beside his classroom. They are very safe
explicit instructions and supervision the first couple times it is done. It works better with junior
while doing this, which is the result of practice and
students.
explicit instruction.
Stair Climb!
Have students do a variety of fitness activities for 30 second intervals:
- Jumping Jacks
- Running on the spot
- Hop on one foot
- squat jumps
Remind students to be aware of their classmate's personal space to be careful when moving
around.
-Give every student in the class a letter. You may either provide them with a letter card so they
don't forget, or have them remember their letter.
-Call out a word (may use words of the week/high-frequency words) or a series of letters. Students
with those letters in that word are "it."
-When a student tags another student, that student is also "it" and has to tag other students.
-Call out a variety of words so that all students get the chance of participating in the different roles.
-Call out "alphabet" in between words, where students will move around in the play area, using a
variety of movements, waiting for the next word to be called.
- Have students find an open space in the classroom
- Call out a letter at a time, and have students form that letter with their bodies and to hold that
position for a minimum of 8 seconds.
- Encourage students to stretch long
- Then, have students work with a partner and each student will shape a letter that will form a twoletter word.
- Then, in a larger group have students shape their bodies to spell a longer word.
In an open area either inside or outside, post instructional posters on the wall. Posters will include
the proper steps to performing the activity for each center. Centers can include skipping, performing
planks/sit ups/push ups (with or without exercise balls), running on the spot, balancing on exercise
balls, lifting weights, using a hula hoop etc.

Idea came from my AT at my PDS

http://www.eworkshop.on.ca/edu/dpa/pdf/DPA_13_alph_games.pdf
Alphabet Tag

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/pdfs/k9_physical_activities.pdf

Under each poster, provide the necessary equipment for the activity. Also provide a floor mat for
students to stand on. This ensures that they have a safe play to perform their activity (especially if
the activity involves ground work like planks or sit ups) and also shows the student where each
activity is to take place.

Floor Mats
Instructional
Posters

1/19/2013 10:29:26 QDPA Centers

Junior

Hallway or multipurpose indoor


space

Optional:
skipping ropes
exercise balls
Aerobic,
hula hoops
Anaerobic small weights

Students will be split into small groups and will rotate around the stations. Give students a time limit
at each station (approx. 5 mins). When time is up, have all students rotate one station. Groups stay
together as they rotate. Providing the direction of rotation at the beginning of the class limits
confusion. Having the posters numbered may help as well (If you are at poster 3, move to poster 4).
For high-activity stations (skipping/hula hoops) place the posters far enough away from the other
stations so that the equipment will not interfere with other students. Since these stations don't
require floor mats, taping a square for students to stay inside may be a good idea.
If performing centers inside, remind students to be aware of other people who may be in the area. If
at a high-activity station, place the station in an area where students will have a full view of anyone This activity is used at my PDS. Posters are set up
walking near or around them.
in the main hallway at all times.
This activity allows students to get up and moving after they have been sitting for an extended
period of time (e.g. during lesson transitions, following an assembly).
In both of the classrooms in which I have observed this particular activity, the teacher has had the
students stand and find a place in the room where they can safely participate in the activity.
Students are reminded to keep about an arms length distance between themselves and their
classmates. The teacher also reminds students to be aware of their environment (e.g. students are
reminded to keep a safe distance between themselves and any furniture in the classroom such as
desks, chairs, storage and/or shelf units, etc.).
After each of the students have found an appropriate place in the classroom (an area that allows
them to move freely and safely) the teacher will then begin the activity. The activity itself is
displayed on the whiteboard in the classroom (either through BrightLinks or SMART technology).
The activity itself involves a synchronized dance (performed by 3 children) which the students then
try to follow and imitate. As the activity is dance-based, it also involves the use of music. The
teacher should make a point to play the video at a volume that is appropriate (the volume should be
loud enough so that the students in the class can hear it, but also at a level that takes into account
any surrounding classrooms).

1/18/2013 21:09:24 "The Gummy Bear Song"

1/17/2013 13:19:59 Mission Impossible tag

Primary

Primary

Classroom

Outdoors

Aerobic

None

Aerobic

Noodles for
mission
impossible
tag.

Fitness

I observed this DPA in both the Grade 2 and 3


After the students have completed the dance-based activity (approximately 2:30 minutes in length) classroom at my PDS. The video is made
the teacher will then transition into the next lesson and/or lesson activity. Students will be asked to available online through YouTube and can be
either to return to their seats or the carpet where the teacher will resume instruction.
displayed through BrightLinks and/or SMART
technology.
In Mission Impossible tag, the game involves students using noodles to tag one another in the back
before someone tags them. Once that person is tagged, the tagged player must sit down. They can
stand back up once the person that tagged them gets tagged. The purpose of this activity is to have
students run around, and strategize ways to eliminate others in the game while protecting
themselves from getting tagged. To effectively manage this activity, you would want to clearly
establish the rules and game play. As a supervisor you can participate in this activity, but you must
be willing to deal with discrepancies that arise.
My brain

Body Spelling

Timestamp

Group Colour

1/17/2013 13:11:19 Move and Talk

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift 1/17/2013 13:10:43 Dance - Youtube Video

Statue Song

Development
al Stage

Primary,
Junior

Primary

1/17/2013 13:10:35

Early Years,
Primary

1/17/2013 13:10:35 Move and squat

Primary

1/17/2013 13:07:37 Continental Drift

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Mimicing book characters from


1/17/2013 13:07:28 a story.
Primary

DPA activities simulating


1/17/2013 13:06:23 outdoor activities and sports

Primary,
Junior

1/17/2013 13:06:16 Relay Racing Outside

Primary,
Junior

1/17/2013 13:06:07 Simon Says

Primary

1/17/2013 13:05:49 Alphabetical Yoga poses

Early Years,
Primary

Location

Type

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

Classroom

Aerobic

Equipment

Instructions
Instruct students to move around the area in the manner described to them (hop on one foot, tiny
two feet hops, running, marching, stepping over large, imaginary puddle) while the music is playing.
-music playing Change the type of movement each time a new question is asked. When the music stops they are
device and
to stop moving and with the person closest to them, share the answer to the question that is asked
speakers
by the instructor. Questions should be simple with simple one-two word answers:
-list of
If you had a super power what would it be?
questions
What is your favourite fruit?
(optional)
What is you favourite summer time activity?
-running shoes
for a students Repeat this a few times
QDPA would first have songs without instructed dance moves, then with instructed, and then
having the children choose. Make sure the environment is set up for everyone to have their own
http://www.you space and can safely dance around.
tube.com/watc
h?v=ycq_E6s "Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an
N3CI
iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world."
Play the song and follow the lyrics. Lead by example in front of the class.

Source

Lauren B.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycq_E6sN3CI
Pinterest!
Nicky Deeb

The song will instruct students to dance around, point to/touch various parts of their body (head,
I have seen multiple primary teachers use this
wrist, knee, etc.), and then freeze in a pose for a few seconds. It is very easy to follow and
song/activity within their classrooms, both as a
Computer,
understand once you hear the song.
DPA activity and as a way to allow students to
speakers, and
move around and burn a little excess energy
Classroom
Aerobic
the song.
Be sure to have students spread out ("starfish of safety") so they do not bump into each other.
between lessons throughout the day.
Students will move around doing a move called out by the teacher and continue the move until they
see the teacher sit in a squat. Students must be moving at all times until the teacher is in squat. As
Outdoors,
soon as the students see the teacher get into a squat they must follow. The teacher and students
Classroom, Hallway
must stay in squat position until all students are in squat position. The student who got into squat
or multi-purpose
first may choose the next move. Examples of moves include: marching, jumping, jogging,
indoor space
Aerobic
none
pretending to swim, play hockey, golf, baseball, soccer etc.
used in a grade 3 classroom
First time:
Classroom:
- Connect laptop to projector and bring up youtube
Laptop,
- Search for the Continental Drift dance from Ice Age 3
projector,
- Connect speakers so students can hear the music
internet
- Ensure students have enough space to perform the dance safely
access,
speakers
*After students have practiced this dance a few times, they may be able to perform it without seeing
the video as well. In this case, you would just need the music and the speakers
Outdoors,
Gym/
Classroom, Hallway
Outdoors:
** This DPA could be a cross-curricular activity between physical education and geography. This
or multi-purpose
Speakers and video shows groups of people performing this dance in various places around the world. After this Youtube:
indoor space
Aerobic
music
exercise, students could map the different locations that were shown in the DPA video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycq_E6sN3CI
As a class we were reading a fantasy novel that includes different types of mythical creatures. For a
DPA excersise, the students were inctructed to act out how they think particular characters moves
(i.e. gallops on 4 legs, slithers like a snake, hops on 1 foot,...). To manage the activity, music was
Outdoors,
added. When the music played the students moved around, however once the music stopped they
Classroom, Hallway
none (just lots had to freeeze and listen for the next character to be announced. The purpose of the activity was to
or multi-purpose
of space to
allow the students to take a break from sitting still for so long after listening to a story being told.
I (Sarah Billings) witnesssed this activity occur in a
indoor space
Aerobic
move around) Additionally it allowed the students to move their bodies in unusual ways.
grade 3/4 class at my PDS.
DPA Book that includes several ideas with detailed instructions to lead DPA - many of the exercises
simulate outdoor activities such as: mountainclimibg, skiing , snow boarding, biking etc, The DPA
can be lead by students at the Juniour grade and they can select their own activity from the book
and each student may have a turn to lead DPA. All of the DPA activities in the book are anaerobic
and aerobic; on the spot running as well as muscle fatigue exercise. Simulating the movements in
Outdoors,
particular sports and activites; biking, student would use one foot to simulate pedaling for 2 minutes Sarah Cormier
Classroom, Hallway
and switch feet etc. The book was great and worked well in my grade 6 class, the students looked
or multi-purpose
Aerobic,
forward to leading DPA and they enjoyed simulating movements associated with sports and
Would have to check with my associate teacher at
indoor space
Anaerobic none
activities.
my PDS site for source information.
-Take the class outside and divide them into four teams
-Tell the class we will be doing a relay race
-The race starts with 5 jumping jacks
-Next hop on one foot to the skipping rope placed approximately 15 feet in front of them
-Pick up the skipping rope and have it pass under their feet 10 times
-Pick up the bean bag and toss it underhand as close to the pilon as possible (again approx 15 feet
away)
-Jump on the opposite foot to the pilon
This was an activity my associate teacher did with
-Run back to the your team as quickly as you can and tag your partner
a grade 6 class a couple days per week. He
-Once you have finished the relay both hands go on your head
always ensured to take the class outside to do this
Outdoors, Hallway or
Skipping
-Encourage students to cheer on their teammates
prior to a quiz/test.
multi-purpose indoor Aerobic,
ropes, pilons, *Optional - students can do jumping jacks once they finish instead of putting both hands on their
space
Anaerobic bean bags
head to continue to have their heart rate increased
Tara Ross
Classroom, Hallway
One leader is at the front of the room, all students are facing you. Begin by saying "Simon say" .....
or multi-purpose
be sure to incorporate jumping and stretching actions. Pick up the pace to increase heart rates and
indoor space
Aerobic
none
get students moving faster.
Alisha Ally
There is a
great book
that describes
and depicts
different yoga
poses for each
letter of the
alphabet. You
can have this
book available These poses are great to encourage calm, focused breathing and flexibility. They are also a good
Outdoors,
while you
class management strategy during transition time. For example, when students come in from
Classroom, Hallway
teach the
recess and need to engage in some movement before introducing an activity, this would be an
or multi-purpose
poses to the effective DPA idea. Students will need adequate individual space to complete all the poses properly I have seen this used in a Grade 1 classroom at
indoor space
Anaerobic students.
so a larger room would be ideal, but I have seen them completed in the classroom as well.
my PDS - Justine Spencer

Title

Timestamp

Group Colour

1/17/2013 13:04:35 Clothes Pin Tag

Development
al Stage

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Location

Outdoors

Type

Equipment

Aerobic

-clothes pins

Instructions
This is a form of tag. Each student will be given 2 clothes pins that are to be placed on their shirt.
The objective of the game is for the students to try and take another person's clothes pin. If you
succeed in taking someone else's clothes pin, you put it on your clothing. If all of your clothes pins
have been taken, you are not out of the game but continue to take the clothes pins of others.
Management tips:
-set boundaries when outside as to where the students can run
-stop after 2-3 minutes to redistribute clothes pins

Source

This is a fairly universal game but I played it at


various camps.

Dance to "Gangnam Style"! (Junior only - because of the word 'sexy'!)


Macarena
I like to Move It Move It

Early Years,
Primary,
Junior

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

1/17/2013 13:04:16 The Hokey Pokey :)

Early Years

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Anaerobic

1/17/2013 13:04:15 Popsicle Dancing

Junior

Classroom

1/17/2013 13:04:18 Dance

Early Years,
Spelling words out with simple Primary,
1/17/2013 13:03:10 body exercises
Junior
Here's How We Billy Billy (song
1/17/2013 13:02:48 with actions)
Primary

Aerobic

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

CD player
and/or video
(youtube)

Space for
children to
stand in a
circle together.
Popsicle sticks
with different
dance moves
on it , new fun
pop music ,
and room to
move

None

Classroom

Anaerobic none

Primary,
Junior

Classroom

Aerobic,
Anaerobic None

1/17/2013 13:02:20 Animal Movements

Primary

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

1/17/2013 13:01:51 Stop and Go!

Primary,
Junior

1/17/2013 13:01:30 Circuit Training

Junior

1/17/2013 13:01:06 Cross the River

Primary,
Junior

1/17/2013 12:59:44 Brain Gym

Primary

1/17/2013 12:57:44 Cha Cha Slide

Primary,
Junior

1/17/2013 13:02:47 Exercise Variety Time

1/17/2013 12:56:32 Simon Says


Head Shoulders Kness and
Toes
Play/sing song and have
students touch their head
1/17/2013 12:55:22 shoulders, knees, and toes.

Watch the video for Gangnam Style and mimic it. If children know the dance, or once they learn it,
no need for the video, you can just listen to the song.
Play the music for the other songs and permit free movement.

Ask the children to gather around and join hands to for a circle. Teach the students the Hokey
Pokey song if they are unfamiliar with it. Let the each of the children give an action for the Hokey
Pokey going around the circle, so that no child feels left out. If an action is repeated that is okay,
just keep the students moving.

Roberta's Dance Academy


I have previously used this in several childcare
settings. I have also used it at inclusive groups run
through my job for children with varied abilities.
This would be a great DPA activity for the new
junior kindergarten students starting school, as it
may be something that most children are
comfortable with and know well.
-Krista

The class will stand and when the music starts the teacher will pick out a popsicle stick with a fun
exciting move for the class to all do. For example, shopping cart, jogging on the spot , wheelchair
basket ball move.

My last associate teacher used this wihtin their


classroom. The kids loved it!

Say the letters out loud as you spell them with your body.
- For above the line letters, jump and reach towards the ceiling.
- For on the line letters, do a jumping jack
- For below the line letters crouch down and touch the floor.
Above the line letters (i.e. - k, t, b)
On the line (i.e. - e, s, v)
Below the line (i.e. - p, y, q)

Observed in PDS site

http://www.musickit.com/resources/billybilly
music teacher at my school
Have students choose a variety of exercises to complete for approximately 1-2 minutes each. Either
lead the class in completing each of the exercises or have students take turns leading them. A
variety of exercises should be included (e.g. running on the spot, sit ups, push ups, jumping jacks,
etc.) and the exercises should total approximately 20 minutes.
This was used in a grade 5 and 6 combined class.
Teacher will play music CD which tell students how to act - the movements of the different animals leap like a frog, jump like a kangaroo, etc.

Early Years,
Primary

Animal music If there is no specific CD, can always play anything with a beat and teacher can call out the different
CD
movements for students to perform
None
In an open space, explain to students that they are going to be moving continuously for the whole
activity. The instructor will provide students with different ways to be moving (running, jogging,
skipping, hopping, walking while doing lunges etc) while the music is playing. When the music
stops, students stop walking and run on the spot. The teacher will provide students with a topic, for Big Brothers and Big Sisters - Mentoring program
Outdoors,
Music
example, what is your favourite television show, and students will talk to individuals who are close manual for active living and healthy eating. "Go
Classroom, Hallway
Music player by about this topic while running on the spot. The teacher will allow a few seconds, then say stop
Girls".
or multi-purpose
Questions/Top and give students another way to move around the space and play the music. Repeat until you run
indoor space
Aerobic
ics to discuss out of questions.
Ashlie
Have students at start point measure their pulse. Then have students run around the track/sidewalk
as many times as they can in 7 min. When students return to start point at end of 7 min students
Aerobic,
will perform stretches as modeled by teacher or leading student. Then have students perform
Outdoors
Anaerobic None
anaerobic activities (e.g. pushups, sit ups etc.)
Associate Teacher
Typical gym
Divide students into 2 groups. Give each group various pieces of equipment. Students must get
equipment that from one side of the field (river) to the other, but can only walk on the equipment. The leader lays
can be walked down the equipment as they progress across the field, and the last person picks it up and passes it
on (i.e.
forward. The teacher can come around and take equipment away if no one is standing on it. If
Outdoors, Hallway or
skipping
someone steps off the equipment they have to go back a step.
Orientation week at WLU Education in August.
multi-purpose indoor
ropes, sliders,
Used it outside for DPA with grade 4/5 students.
space
Aerobic
hula hoops)
The first team to cross the river and have all their equipment collected wins.
(Emily)
The teacher
does the
Hallway or multiexercises to
purpose indoor
music on a
Brain Gym includes exercises that stimulate certain parts of the brain. There are songs that go with
space
Anaerobic CD.
these, often prompting exercises that the group will be doing.
I observe these sessions at my practicum.
Outdoors, Hallway or
Play song and model for students how to do the actions. Have students practice the actions. Play
multi-purpose indoor
song and continue modeling the actions and have students follow along. The music tells the
space
Aerobic
music device students the instruction, "Slide to the right".
n/a
1) have all of the students stand up and find a personal space
2) the teacher is going to say simon says... and the students need to do that activity.
If the teacher doesn't say simon says, and the students do it they have to do 10 jumping jacks
before they can join back in.
In order to make this activity aerobic, the things that Simon says should be active such as, jogging
Outdoors,
on the spot, skipping around the room, hop side to side, running (if outdoors), push ups, burpies,
Classroom, Hallway
etc.
or multi-purpose
just your
my brain... just google simon says if you don't
indoor space
Aerobic
body!!!!
Very fun!
know how to play it...

Early Years,
Primary

Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Anaerobic music

Play song and model for students how to follow the directions.

n/a

Title

Timestamp

Group Colour

12/27/2012
16:12:40 Follow the Leader

9/7/2011 14:24:30 Toilet Tag

Development
al Stage

Location

Type

Early Years,
Primary

Outdoors,
Classroom, Hallway
or multi-purpose
indoor space
Aerobic

Primary,
Junior

Outdoors

Aerobic

Equipment
Music
(optional)
Whistle or
other signal
(optional)
Leader baton
(optional)

Instructions
The purpose of the activity is to move through the activity area using a variety of locomotor
movements following an identified leader. The leader can be changed when the music stops or
after a specified period of time using a signal such as a whistle. The change could follow a
particular order (e.g., alphabetical by first name, in order of height, etc.). The leader could carry a
baton or other object (eg. wear a hat) to identify them as the leader.
Children follow the leader in a line to move forward or backward or the leader can stand at the front
of the room and children can be stationery.
Give 3 or 4 "taggers" a toilet brush.
1. Taggers try to tag free players with toilet brush below the neck.
2. If tagged, players become a toilet by squatting on one knee with same side hand raised for
"flushing" purposes.
3. To be freed, a free player must push the "toilet's" hand down to "flush."
4. Toilets make a flushing noise, turn in a circle once and then are free. Those who free the toilets
several clean "wash their hands" until toilet finishes "flushing" and both are available for tagging again.
toilet brushes 5. Change taggers frequently.

Source

A commonly used activity to keep all children


active and use the space you have appropriately.
It could be used with a set of activities or children
can make up their own as the activity proceeds.

Tag, Tag, and Even More Tag by Pat Doyle and


John Byl, CIRA Ontario

Title