• Cinco De Mayo PE and Classroom Party Games for Kids

    Enjoy these Cinco De Mayo Themed Physical Education and Party Games.  They are great activities and games to pull out and set up quickly for the classroom and outdoor fun. This set includes: History of Cinco de Mayo Geography -Map of Mexico Food- Dessert Cup Art- Flag to Color Art- Project Maracas Arts- Mariachi Music Art- Decorate the Sombrero Art- Paper Dolls Active Games: Mexican Hat Dance, Avion-Hopscotch, Steal the Sombrero, Mexican Balloon Pop, Hot Chili Peppers Jump Rope, The Blind Hen-La Gallinita Ciega, Rock, Paper, Scissors and a Game Certificate. Eight active games that are great for groups or individual play.  Challenges cover all grades and ages.
  • Valentine’s Day PE and Classroom Party Games contains: Valentine’s Day Poster, Heart and Letters Game, Musical Hearts Game, Heart Relay, Valentine Tag, Do You Love_______? Game, Compliment Stroll, Back to Back Challenge, Names Poem and a heart set, letter set, Valentines for relay and Valentine’s Day Station Cards. For ages K-5th grade. Pack includes both indoor and outdoor games (someone can take students outdoors for a couple of games while someone sets up inside the classroom for the party.)
  • Cold Weather Tips are seven (5" x 7") posters on how to keep warm during an outdoor recess. Posters include: wear layers you can take off as the day warms up, put on your hat and mittens on cold days, and wear a winter scarf to keep you warm.
  • Easter Bundle

    $20.00$100.00
    This is a bundle of Easter and Spring products. This set contains 5 products and a bonus product. PE and Classroom Party Games Easter PE Station Cards: Throwing and Catching Easter Theme Easter Fortune Teller Games Easter Roll 4 Fun and Fitness Board Game Spring Brain Break Cards Bonus: Soccer Fortune Teller
  • This set includes 35 equipment labels for secondary physical education. Playground Balls, Bean Bags,Soccer Balls, Basketballs,Volleyballs, Softballs, Scoops, Bats,Kick Balls, Jump Ropes Single, Long Jump Ropes, Scoops, Bases, Cones, Footballs, Hoops, Frisbee's, Golf, Football Flags/Belts, Tennis, Hockey, Shin Guards, Gloves, Loaner Shirts, Loaner Shorts, Locks, Shoes, Chest Protector, Task Cards, Posters, Mats, Chest Protectors, Hockey Pucks, Music Supplies, 5 Blank Labels and more.
  • The Peaceful Playgrounds set of Exercise Cards are easy to use and describe the exercises in the set,  as well as, have an illustration for each task card.  They are a great idea for brain break activities inside or perfect for warm up exercises in physical education class held outside. The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 12 exercise cards.  This makes a great edition to the Peaceful Playgrounds line of products for  a quick instant activity or warm up that can be student led.
  • Exercise Card Set #2

    $5.00$25.00
    The Peaceful Playgrounds Exercise Cards (SET 2) are easy to use and describe the exercises in the set, as well as, have an illustration for each task card. They are a great idea for brain break activities inside or perfect for warm-up exercises in physical education class held outside. The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 22 exercise cards. This makes a great addition to the Peaceful Playgrounds line of products for a quick instant activity or warm-up that can be student lead.
  • A fortune teller  is an origami used for children's games.  Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Game.  Use the Move Your Body Fortune Teller Game to determine the choice of exercise and the number of repetitions children will perform. This is a great activity for encouraging exercise in a fun manner.  You can use the Move Your Body fortune teller for pairing 2 kids for exercising or use one fortune teller in front of the whole class and pick students to pick an exercise based on their Fortune Teller selection. The set contains a colored Move Your Body Fortune Teller, a black and white Move Your Body Fortune Teller and a Blank Fortune Teller to download and let children fill adding exercises making their own. Scanning the QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.    
  • Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the exercises.  Roll the exercise die to determine the exercise.  Students take turns rolling the dice and leading exercises. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess.
  • Fall Theme Brain Breaks

    $4.00$20.00
    NOVEMBER FREE DOWNLOAD Grab this set of Fall Theme Brain Breaks  that’s sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a “themed” set of 12 brain break cards.  Some examples include: Apple picking, Acorn Toss, Leaves, Wheel barrel, Fall, Hot Coco, Pumpkin Hop, Cat, Autumn, Juggling, and Black Bird.
  • Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the various  football actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading football actions and exercise motions. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess.
  • A fortune teller is an origami used for children’s games. Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Games. Use the Football, Baseball, Soccer and Basketball Fortune Teller Games for competitive games on rainy days, snow days or for indoor recess and P.E. Kids will love these easy-to-play and highly entertaining games that are easy to make and inexpensive. Just print and scan the QR code for easy to follow folding instructions for students. Each of the four sets contain a colored Fortune Teller, a black and white Fortune Teller and a Design-Your-Own-Game Fortune Teller to download and let children fill in sports strategies of their own. 2 Levels of games : Basic and Advanced
  • Fundamental Movement Program : A digital physical education program contains the ingredients of a uniquely designed physical education program for preschool thru third grad.  The skill-based guide was designed for quick reference and is filled with activities kids love! Teachers will appreciate the checklists, award certificates, and assessments which aide in monitoring student progress in the eleven areas: Balance, Body and Space Awareness, Eye-Foot Coordination, Hand-Eye Coordination, Jumping and Sequencing, Locomotor Movements, Social Skill Development, Fitness, Skill Development through Games, Small Motor Coordination and Total Body Coordination.  Skills Task Cards for each theme makes teaching easy for even the least experienced teacher.  Tablets make the program an inexpensive option that insures lesson plans and activities are never more than a click away. The program is based around 11 themes and each theme includes a teacher guide, a student checklist, a participation certificate, a set of task cards (which can be displayed on a tablet or phone), Lesson Objectives Reporting Forms, Assessment Grids, as well as a Parent Page to keep parents involved and supportive of the physical education experience. This program includes lots of Teacher Ready Made Materials including 9 sets of Brain Breaks, Physical Education Posters, Anti-Bullying Posters, Be Active Poster Set, Exercise and Workout Card Sets and so much more!

  • Most schools strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess the classroom rules are not adequate for some playground behaviors. For this reason, playground supervisors or paraprofessionals sometimes find themselves without a protocol for handing discipline issues unique to the playground. This professional article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer covers how teachers and playground supervisors should respond to inappropriate behavior on the playground and steps to take when the behavior continues.
  • This set comes with a colored “I Spy” sheet, a black and white “I Spy” sheet and a direction sheet with answer key. Duplicate the printable or put pages in a plastic sleeve and use a dry erase marker or crayon over-and-over again. This activity is great for rainy or snow day recess and Physical Education or for students who must sit out due to illness or injury.
  • I SPY Basketball

    $2.00$10.00
    This set comes with a colored “I Spy” sheet, a black and white “I Spy” sheet and a direction sheet with answer key. Duplicate the printable or put pages in a plastic sleeve and use a dry erase marker or crayon over-and-over again. This activity is great for rainy or snow day recess and Physical Education or for students who must sit out due to illness or injury.
  • PLEASE NOTE- UPDATED 2019

    Today although a nuisance, there are many positive activities appropriate for rainy days that keep kids active and burn off excess energy allowing students to focus and sit during afternoon lessons. I’ve scanned the list for activities that could be conducted for indoor recess or physical education activities on inclement days. Please leave comments. Visit www.peacefulplaygrounds.com for additional resources.
  • Keeping Kids Cool at School

    As most of the nation heads back to school facing triple-digit heat, schools face the challenges associated with outdoor recess and overheated classrooms. Principals and physical educators will face daily decisions regarding children’s heat health on the playground. In this article, we will review some information regarding different playground challenges and solutions to those problems. Of particular concern to schools is that “kids absorb more heat than adults while sweating less. The result is kids have a greater propensity for heat cramps, exhaustion or heat stroke”, according to Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, also known as the Recess Doctor. Too Hot to Play? So how hot is too hot for physical activity? The determination depends on a number of factors including...... more.
  • Last Player Standing is a board game designed by Peaceful Playgrounds for an indoor activity on a rainy day or snow day. This is one of 10 Board Games that span K-8. The perfect answer for Indoor Physical Education as well. This game is a multiplayer dice game based on boxing. Scan the QR code in the preview section to see the game in action. It's aimed at grades 1-8 graders and requires rolling 2 dice and players try to roll a pre-selected "Knock Out" number to remove opponents from the ring. This unique game guarantees loads of fun on a rainy day or snow day when students are trapped inside. Game requires some adding but relies on chance. Print Game Board at 11 x 17". Laminate if preferred and add two dice and a marker for each player. Scan QR Code for game playing instructions. Designed by Dr.Melinda Bossenmeyer
  • Did you implement and maintain adequate supervision?
    In this article, I will share with you some words of wisdom I have learned serving as an expert witness in court cases. One key in all of the cases has been whether Administration implemented and maintained active playground supervision. Negligent supervision is a contributing factor in 40% of all injury cases, so training school staff plays a huge role in reducing injuries and potential avoidance of District liability. This article will also cover litigation and suggestions for how to avoid it.
  • Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the various  outdoor playground actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading outdoor playground actions and exercise motions. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess. Print dice. Cut out dice. Laminate if preferred.
  • THE DAILY DOZEN PE ACTIVITIES ARE part of the "If I only had a ______" Series of Physical Education Activities. Each Daily Dozen Set includes 48 PE Activities that allow a teacher to teach PE with a limited amount of equipment. Have you wondered, what can I do with 4 balls or just 4 jump ropes? Each set of activities gives you 48 different easy to implement, fun activities organized around an equipment theme, for example, hoop skills and activities for elementary school children. 528 Activity Cards in Set Themes included in the COMPLETE 11 sets are: hoops, small balls, large balls, dots, soccer balls, ropes, bean bags, balloons, cones, and two no equipment needed sets of cards for social skills and drama activities. K-6   A site license entitles you to duplicate the PE Activities to all member of a school site up to 50 teachers.  Comes with copyright release for duplication rights.
  • Enjoy this set of Elementary School Physical Education Equipment Labels. Set includes 31 illustrated labels with 5 blank labels to add in additional equipment. Print and laminate.
  • P.E. Posters

    $5.00$25.00
    Enjoy this set of P.E.  posters.  Sure to spruce up any classroom and assist with classroom management techniques and motivational language.  Posters include sports figures with sayings like:  "All set, you bet," "the score was won to won, " and "P.E.= Praise with Enthusiasm."  The P.E. Poster Set comes with 10 (8.5" by 11") posters. THIS IS A DOWNLOAD ONLY!  For Individual Use.
  • P.E. Station Cards are ready to print and go. This P.E. Activities Station Cards are great for movement stations. There are 10 Fitness Station cards/signs around St. Patrick's Day Fitness Themes. There are an additional 10 Fitness Challenge Posters to use at stations and 2 cross curricular math activities. A bonus poster on "Why Get Fit" gives students reasons and the benefits of exercise. The PE Fitness Stations Cards/Signs are designed for Kindergarten through 5th grade students.
  • Imagine all the forms that you need in one organized notebook and a P.E. Teacher Binder Specific to YOUR needs. Over 100 pages of tools to make your job easier and more organized. Pack includes Schedule forms; Student Organization Forms; Scheduling Forms, Student Information Forms; Parent Communication Tools; Teacher Tools; Lesson Planning Forms, and Teacher Tracking Forms to monitor your professional development and sick days. Video of the P.E. Binder         Imagine all the forms that you need in one organized notebook and a P.E. Teacher Binder Specific to YOUR needs.
  • Product Description
    Kids Love, Love, Love parachute play in grades Preschool-Grade 5. This pack of 20 parachute games comes with activity cards on each of the 20 games/activities. Parachute activities can get a little wild without proper management techniques, therefore, we have included some Parachute Rules to enforce during parachute play. 20 Activities include: Shake the Rug, Make Wind,  Exercise-Skipping, Billow A Cloud,  Exercise Stretch, and Curl, Exercise Curl and Stretch, Throw the Parachute in the Air, Firefighter Catch Circle, Toss a Cloud, Circle the Chute, Toss a Ball, Ocean Waves, Ghost City, Dragon,  Chute Trap, Popcorn, Snake Pit, Number Exchange, Fox and Squirrel  and Hole in One. Don't miss out on Free Downloads each Friday on our Play Nice Blog.
  • PE and Classroom Party Games: Groundhog Day

    Enjoy these Groundhog Day Themed Physical Education and Party Games.  They are great activities and games to pull out and set up quickly for a fun change of pace. Activities include:
    History of Groundhog Day
    Groundhog Day Snack
    Groundhog Word Search
    Groundhog Day Certificate
    Shadow Play Activity
    Hot Hog Game
    Send the Hog to His Hole
    Groundhog Coloring Page
    Silent Ground Hog Game
    Groundhog Graphics for Games
  • St Patrick's Day PE and Classroom Party Games contains: Active Games- Clover Hunt to Form Teams, Leprechauns Treasure Hunt Relay, Rainbows and Leprechauns Tag, Toss the Gold in the Leprechaun's Pot and Guard the Gold. Bonus Activities include: A St Patrick's Day Certificate, World's Greatest Guessing Game and Coupons, St Patrick's Day "I Spy" Activity Sheet, and a Coloring Sheet. Also included are the artwork for 4 Leaf Clovers, Leprechaun's, Pot of Gold and materials needed to play all the games. For ages K-5th grade. Pack includes both indoor and outdoor games (someone can take students outdoors for a couple of games while someone sets up inside the classroom for the party.)
  • Enjoy these Thanksgiving PE and Party Games. This set includes: Pilgrims and Indians Chasing Game Turkey Tag Game Turkey Tails High Activity Game (A student favorite!) Cold Turkey Challenges (8) are great for groups or individual play.  Challenges cover all grades and ages. Turkey Shoot a Bowling Type Activity.
  • Professional Article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer This article talks about the benefits of the regular physical activity.
    Physical activity helps with weight management. Regular physical activity is important for children for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the long-term health benefits. Physical activity also aids in maintaining a healthy weight.  In addition to long-term health benefits, children also benefit from keeping active.
    Some of the additional benefits are: Decreases chance depression, helps with sleeping at night, strengthens bones and muscles, helps with maintaining a healthy weight, and active children enjoy the ability to move easily. This article also covers the how children become more active, utilizing the outdoor environment for physical activity, and the link between physical activity and academics.
  • Pitstop (Board Game)

    $5.00$25.00
    Pitstop is a board game designed by Peaceful Playgrounds for an indoor activity on a rainy day or snow day. This is one of 10 Board Games that span K-8. The perfect answer for Indoor Physical Education as well. It is a dice game based on racing formula motor cars. Scan the QR code in the preview section to see the game in action. This game is aimed at 3-8 graders and requires rolling 5 dice and moving around the board which is designed for two racers. Pitstop guarantees loads of fun on a rainy day or snow day when students are trapped inside. Game requires double digit adding. Print Game Board at 11 x 17". Laminate if preferred and add two markers and 5 dice. Designed by Dr.Melinda Bossenmeyer
  • School Playground Report

    This is a pdf download of a playground or recess report form. Put the 8.5" by 11" (4) report form on the copier and track playground incidents.
  • This Playground Rules Poster Set includes 8 posters listing some of the most utilized playground rules. 1) Listen to Playground Supervisors, 2) Be Respectful and Kind, and 3)Keep hands and feet to yourself Represent a few of the posters  included in the set.