• St Patrick's Day Brain Break Cards Grab this set of St Patrick's Day Brain Break Cards 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 15 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Dance a jig, Leap Like a Leprechaun, and Touch Something Green in the Room ). Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.   Brain Breaks by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
  • Sports Poster Set

    $5.00$25.00
    Enjoy this set of Sports Posters.  Sure to spruce up any classroom and assist with team  motivation.  Posters include sports figures with sayings like:  "The score was fun to fun," "Inch by inch it's a cinch.  Yard by yard, it's hard, " and "Quitters never win and winners never quit."  The Sports Poster Set comes with 10 (8.5" by 11") posters. DOWNLOAD ONLY! For individual use.
  • Kids will love this 13 Board Holiday Roll 4 Fun & Fitness Board Game Bundle. Kids roll dice and land on exercise activities. You can play indoors or out in pairs or as a class. A great rainy day activity for indoor recess or physical education. Set includes both a colored game board for laminating and a black and white version to duplicated. 13 Game Board Set includes: New Years, Martin L. King, Ground Hog Day, Valentines Day, St Patrick, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Back to School, Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For ages K-5th grade.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy this set of 30 yoga cards. 15 of each pose for both boys and girls. 30 Poster Cards which would be great for station work. Additionally, activity suggestions including a music and movement song, a yoga fitness circle and 2 guided relaxation activities. Printable version * Print pages on card stock *Print Posters * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch brain break cards and put on a ring * post posters around the room for indoor recess or P.E.
  • Enjoy this set of 30 yoga cards. 15 of each pose for both boys and girls. 30 Poster Cards which would be great for station work. Additionally, activity suggestions including a music and movement song, a yoga fitness circle and 2 guided relaxation activities. Printable version * Print pages on card stock *Print Posters * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch brain break cards and put on a ring * post posters around the room for indoor recess or P.E.
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    The brief checklist talks about 5 things schools can do immediately to reduce playground injuries.  This article is written by Peaceful Playgrounds Founder, Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer.
  • 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.
  • 10 Tips for Getting Your Grant Funded

    This article will share ten tips from my experience in getting a school grant funded.  It is just one of many resources found on the Peaceful Playgrounds website for writing and securing grants for schools. It is important to remember that a  grant is more than funding.  Once funds are received the real work of implementing your idea or project begins.
  • 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.
  • Easy, easy, easy and Packed with FUN! Enjoy this set of 72 Holiday Brain Break Cards. Holidays included: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Xmas, St. Patrick Day, and Valentines Day. This Bundle saves you 25%. Individual Price $4 a set but with this bundle only $3 each for loads of fun activities that can be used year round for brain breaks inside or outdoor PE. GREAT for rainy day or snow day activities! Laminate, cut out and put on a ring for easy of use. 40 pages Check out our other brain break bundles as well.
  • 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
  • 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 soccer actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading soccer 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 Character Education Posters are for K-6 grades. The ten poster set covers the following character traits: honesty, compassion, cooperation, courage, generosity, kindness, perseverance, respect, responsibility and friendship. Each poster is a printable ready for posting. Select a trait for each week as a theme to organize assignments around. Grades K-8 Physical Education, Classroom Resources, Home Schooling and Counseling.
  • "I Spy" is a student favorite! 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. 8 pages  
  • Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities. Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the sports motion. Roll the sports die to determine the sports activity. Students take turns rolling the dice and can make up a sports motion like striking if the die lands on the baseball player. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Grab this set of Ground Hog Day Brain Break Cards 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 20 brain break cards. Some examples include: Shadow Tag, Side-to-Side Jumps, and High knees over ground hogs. Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.
  • 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.)
  • Basic vs Super Charged Brain Breaks

    A basic "brain break" is a 2 or 3 minute break away from the topic currently being taught combined with a movement activity. The best kind of a brain break is a Supercharged Brain Break which entails a movement activity linked to an academic concept. Supercharged Brain Breaks have a double punch by reinforcing an academic concept and introducing a new movement concept or exercise. Physical Activity and Health Benefits Brain Breaks have another important benefit. They can contribute to the recommended daily amount of 60 minutes of physical activity as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Association of Sports and Physical Education. “Brain Breaks work by getting children moving physically which increases the blood flow by bringing more oxygen to the brain and leads to better concentration. Well developed Brain Breaks can help students stretch, develop flexibility, improve coordination and gain focus for the next lesson,” according to the Action for Healthy Kids Organization.
    Professional Article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer
  • 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 Soccer Fortune Teller Game to for a competitive game of indoor soccer on rainy days, snow days or for indoor recess and P.E. Kids will love this easy to play and highly entertaining game that's easy to make and inexpensive. Just print and scan the QR code for easy to follow instructions for students. The set contains 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 baseball strategies of their own. Check out our other fortune teller games: Anti-bullying messages Baseball Basketball Football and more
  • 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  basketball actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading basketball 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.
  • 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.
  •  Grab this set of  Thanksgiving Brain Break Cards that are 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 Thanksgiving “themed” set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Walk around shaking hands and saying "howdy pilgrim",  do the pilgrim shuffle, do an Indian dance and alternating knee touches.

    Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. Brain Breaks by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
  • 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.
  • Cinco de Mayo Brain Break Cards Grab this set of  Cinco de Mayo Brain Break Cards 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 19 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Maracas circle with your arms, skip around the hat, clap to the beat, march around the cactus, pretend do burst the Pinata and pretend you're dancing the Mexican Hat Dance to name a few.
    ©2015 Bossenmeyer
    Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.
  • 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.
  • Active Alphabet

    $5.00$25.00
    The Peaceful Playgrounds Active Alphabet Movement Card Set is easy to use and has an illustration for each movement card. They are a great idea for brain break activities inside or perfect for warm-up movement experience in physical education class held outside. The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 26 movement cards (a card for each letter of the alphabet. 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.
  • Stretching Cards

    $5.00$25.00
    This set of 16 Stretching cards ( 8 with boys and 8 with girls) show an illustration of the various stretches to be performed. Set includes: Twist at waist, quadriceps stretch, shoulder stretch, side stretch, lower back and legs stretch, torso stretch, triceps stretch, and hamstrings stretch. Great for Brain Breaks and indoor recess or physical education.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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