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Elementary Physical Education Lesson Plans

SPARK Elementary Physical Education (PE)

The original SPARK Elementary PE study was funded by the National Institutes of Health to create, implement, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to physical education content and instruction, then test them in “real world” settings. SPARK Elementary PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.

Today, after lessons learned from more than 20 years of ongoing research and field testing nationwide, SPARK PE is the most researched and field-tested Physical Education program in the world – a true solution to our growing problem of overweight and obese children.

For more information on SPARK Elementary Physical Education, Click Here for K-2 PE and Click Here for 3-6 PE.

 

SPARK Elementary PE Lesson Plans

Below is a collection of free SPARK Physical Education lesson plans for elementary students. Aligned with NASPE National Standards, SPARK PE lessons are easy to learn, and easy to teach. If you're a Kindergarten - 6th grade Classroom Teacher or PE Specialist searching for inclusive, active and fun physical education activities, click on a sample lesson to download.

 

K-2 PE:
 

Elementary School Physical Education Lesson PlanClick Here to view the SPARK K-2 PE Curriculum "How To Use It" Guide with information on Units of Instruction, Introductory Pages, Lesson Plans, Skill Cards, Assessment Tools and Home Play Activities.

K-2 PE Instructional Units

The 12 instructional units in the SPARK K-2 PE Manual are listed below. Click on any of the links to view a sample lesson plan.

  1. Building a Foundation
  2. ASAP (Active Soon As Possible)
  3. Parachutes
  4. Manipulatives
  5. Balance, Stunts, and Tumbling
  6. Catching and Throwing
  7. Jumping
  8. Kicking and Trapping
  9. Dance
  10. Dribbling, Volleying, and Striking
  11. Games
  12. Recess Activities

 

Skill/Task Cards & Assessments on SPARKfamily.org:

Each SPARK curriculum set includes 3-year membership to SPARKfamily.org. Here are samples of the content on that site.

3-6 PE:

Click Here to view the SPARK 3-6 PE Curriculum "How To Use It" Guide with information on the Units of Instruction, Introductory Pages, Lesson Plans, Skill Cards, Assessment Tools and Home Play Activities.

3-6 PE Instructional Units

Focus on Fitness There are 10 instructional units in the "Focus on Fitness" section of the SPARK 3-6 Manual. Click on any of the links to view a sample lesson plan.

  1. ASAP (Active Soon As Possible)
  2. Aerobic Games
  3. Chasing and Fleeing
  4. Fitness Challenges
  5. Fitness Circuits
  6. Group Fitness
  7. Jump Rope
  8. Map Challenges
  9. Movement Bands
  10. Walk/Jog/Run

Spotlight on Skills There are 11 instructional units in the "Spotlight on Skills" section of the SPARK 3-6 Manual. Click on any of the links to view a sample lesson plan.

  1. Basketball
  2. Cooperatives
  3. Dance
  4. Flying Disc
  5. Football
  6. Hockey
  7. Recess Activities
  8. Soccer
  9. Softball
  10. Stunts and Tumbling
  11. Volleyball

Skill/Task Cards & Assessments on SPARKfamily.org: Each SPARK curriculum set includes 3-year membership to SPARKfamily.org. Here are samples of the content on that site.

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