Aerobic Bingo

Aerobic Bingo

State Standard: 1, 3, & 4

Equipment: Bingo Cards, Dry Erase Markers, and gym space. 
Grade: 2-5
Purpose of Event: Getting to know one another and making connections.
Time: 20-25 minutes 
Print and Cut the Bingo Cards (below) and give one to each student. I laminate mine in order for the Bingo Cards to be reused each year. Give each student a dry erase marker. This is a great way for students to get to know one another and make connections at the beginning of the school year.

Explain to the students that when the music starts they must attempt to find another classmate that has gone on one of the adventures represented by the symbol on their BINGO card by asking:
“Have you ever__________?”
If the student responds YES – have them write their first and last initials on the box with the adventure
symbol the student asked them about. If they respond NO – the student must go find someone else. At the end of the activity I have the students share one new thing they discovered about another classmate during the game.

Each student can only sign your card ONCE no doubles.
After each signature – students must jog one lap around the gym before asking for another signature
Continue playing until a student fills their entire card or until the time limit is up. 

Have students play for fun and get to know their friends
Compete to see who can get 4 in a row first
Compete to see who can get 6 in a row first
Change the exercise from “jog one lap” to anything else you want
Give the students a choice of a few different exercise options

Concerns: Make sure students attempt to ask a different classmate!  
This idea is from: Ben Landers aka thepespecialist on Twitter.




About mrkirsch

Greetings from Garfield Elementary School! My name is Dan Kirsch. I teach Physical Education for students in grades K-5! Please read about what students are learning within our Physical Education program at Garfield!!

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