Simple PE Activities for Kindergarten

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Simple PE Activities for Kindergarten
Use balloons for a simple physical education game for your kindergartners. (blue balloon image by Vita Vanaga from Fotolia.com)

Physical education activities improve motor skills and coordination in young children. When planning a PE class for your kindergartners, start with age-appropriate games that allow the students to burn off some energy. Use your imagination to come up with creative simple games the children will enjoy playing.

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Balloons

Inflate several balloons and have the kindergartners select a partner. Give each pair a balloon. Hang a net or line across the gym floor at the students' eye-level. Each partner stands on opposite sides of the net. The pair hits the balloon back and forth over the net, trying to keep the balloon from touching the ground. After the pupils get the hang of this activity, toss in a couple of extra balloons to get them moving faster.

Wall Ball

Divide the players into two teams and have each team select a half court. The teams must stay on their half court throughout the game. Give each team six balls. The object of the game is to score a point by trying to hit the wall on the opposing team's side of the half court. On "go," the players must throw, kick or roll the ball to the other side of the court trying to hit the wall. Players can use their bodies to stop the ball or catch the ball to try to prevent it from hitting the wall. Each time a ball hits the wall, that team scores a point. The first team to score 10 points wins the game.

Hula-Hoop Hopping

Scatter several hula-hoops on the gym floor and explain the rules. Warn students not to push or shove during this activity. On "go," the students run and walk around the hula-hoops. Yell a number and the players must get into groups of that number inside the hula-hoops. If you call out "four," the pupils must put four players in each hula-hoop. Keep yelling out different numbers.

Beanbags

Place several beanbags down the centre line of the gym. Divide the players into two groups, one on each side of the line. Place a box or bucket on each team's side. When you say run, the pupils must race to the centre to grab a beanbag and bring it back to their team's bucket. Players can grab only one beanbag at a time. When all the beanbags are gone, count the beanbags in each team's bucket. The team with the most beanbags wins the game.

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