• "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 Elementary School Physical Education Equipment Labels. Set includes 31 illustrated labels with 5 blank labels to add in additional equipment. Print and laminate.
  • 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 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.
  •  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sports Alphabet Games

    $4.00$20.00
    The Sports Alphabet set comes with 2 games. Sports alphabet and Sports Charades. Fun games for outdoor or indoor P.E. activities. Lots of other uses as well. Two complete sets of alphabet cards with sports:  ie. Dd Dance, Kk Karate etc. 52 alphabet flash cards, 20 black flash cards to add your favorite sports and 3 blank sports posters (could be used for station directions).  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 baseball actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading baseball 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 kids favorite from the Popular Games Series. Turkey Tails is a fast paced, fun and challenging dodging and quick movement game. Say goodbye to video games this game will quickly become your students' favorite game. Limited supplies needed (an old sock for each child) and you have everything you need. Check out our other games in our POPULAR GAMES SERIES coming soon. A sure hit for K-8.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Basketball Fortune Teller

    $12.00$48.00
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grab this set of Super Heroes 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 12 brain break cards.
  • 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 St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller Game for FUN and read your fortune. This is a great activity for getting kids into the holiday spirit. The set contains : 1. Colorful St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller, 2. Black and White St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller 3. Character Fortune Teller mostly blank to let children fill in and create their own unique Fortune Teller 4. Scanning the included QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.
  • 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.
  • Christmas PE and Classroom Party Games contains 8 games: Candy Cane Walk, Penguin Relay, Secret Santa Tag, Wreath Toss, Snowball Run, Christmas Puzzles Relay, Alphabet Word Challenge and Holiday Board Game (Holiday Roll 4 Fun and Fitness). 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Given the value of recess in a student’s physical and social development, and the need for periodic breaks from classroom instruction, using recess as punishment is inappropriate. Listed below are some alternatives to withholding recess. ZERO-COST ALTERNATIVES 1. Sit by friends 2. Watch a video 3. Read outdoors 4. Teach the class 5. Have extra art time
  • 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.
  • 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