I’ve scanned the list of activities that could be conducted for indoor recess or physical education activities on inclement days.
Indoor Activities for Getting Kids Active
- In School Activity Breaks-
These three-five minute physical activity ideas can be incorporated into any
classroom. Here are some examples of how to get your students moving. Feel free to get creative and come up with your own!
- Energizers: Classroom–based Physical Activities – Activity Promotion Laboratory and East Carolina University College of Health and Human Services.
The goal of the Activity Promotion Laboratory is to promote active lifestyles. The document includes a Healthy Active Children Resource Sheet and tips for Creating a Physically Active Classroom Atmosphere. Energizers are designed for K-5. Some activities include Heart Smart, Stop, Drop and Roll or Rescue 9-1-1.
Energizers are available for a free PDF format download at:
Download at East Carolina University- Activity Promotion Laboratory
- Fuel Up Play 60 –
Physical Activity Breaks: These three- to five-minute physical activity ideas can be incorporated into any classroom. Here are some examples of how to get students moving. Feel free to get creative and come up with your own!
- Indoor Recess Games – Proteacher.
This website has a number of indoor games for recess. Proteacher identifies these activities as “fun ideas for what to do when recess is in the classroom.” Indoor games can be printed out from the website. They are free resources. Each game idea is an open thread where other teachers write in to add their game ideas and game modifications.
- Peaceful Playgrounds 2 Go Games –
Peaceful Playgrounds 2 Go Game rugs are available for purchase and allow you to take some of the more popular outdoor games and markings indoors. Six game rugs are currently available including Alphabet Grid, Number Grid, Hopscotch, Balance Beam, Bean Bag Toss, and Target. All games include a number of academic activities that go with the movement activities.
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