Physical Education: Daily Lesson Plan Example


This is an example of what I give my Principal for a Daily Lesson Plan for my Physical Education classes. I received the original lesson plan format from a former elementary Physical Education teacher now South Dakota State University Physical Education Professor ==> Tracy Nelson. I have adjusted the format of the document to fit my students and what my school district prefers.

Stealing Pumpkins From The Pumpkin Patch


Stealing from the Pumpkin Patch

Purpose of Activity:

Students will practice dodging, chasing, and fleeing skills in a dynamic setting.


Students should understand the strategy for dodging, chasing and fleeing and how to perform those skills safely in general space. They need to know how to use flag belts properly.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

8 hula hoops, 8 gator skin balls (preferably orange in color), cones to mark off the field, flag belts for each student. Strobe Light. 

Description of Idea

This activity is a lot like Capture the Flag and is best suited for a large gym or outside, but it can be played with smaller classes in a small gym.

Set up: Split the playing area in half and split the class into two teams, assigning one team to each side. Set up four hula hoops at the back of each side with each hoop containing a gator skin ball (pumpkin). Make another line across the playing area about 10-15 feet in front of the hoops to designate the safety zone.

Directions: Players must try to steal a pumpkin from the other side’s patch without getting their flag pulled. Players cannot get their flag pulled if they are on their side of the center line or in the other teams “safety area.” If a player steals a pumpkin without losing a flag, that player will place the pumpkin in one of its team’s hoops. If a player’s flag is pulled off on the other side, they must return to their side and perform 10 Jack-O-Lantern Jumping Jacks and try again. The goal of each team is to obtain all 8 pumpkins and place them in their team’s pumpkin patch.


Adjust this activity to accommodate larger classes by setting up two fields with the necessary equipment.

Assessment Ideas:

Assessment of the student’s ability to dodge, chase, and flee can be done by observation.

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:

Students with mobility problems can be assigned to play defense and pull flags. Students in wheelchairs can be pushed by other players and carry the pumpkin.

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Halloween Ghost Hunt



State Standard: 1, 3

Equipment: 25 cones, 10 white fluff balls “ghosts”, and Halloween music. Grade: K-2
Purpose of Event: Cooperation, memory skills and cardiovascular workout
Time: 15-18 minutes
Organization: Arrange 25 cones in 5 rows of 5 on one side of the gym.  Put the “ghosts” randomly inside ten cones before students enter the gym.

“Ghost Hunt”:

Divide the students into four teams and have them line up behind the red line on the opposite side of the gym as the cones.  Explain to the students that there is ten ghosts hidden under the “pumpkins” in the “pumpkin patch”.  When the music starts one person from each team will go into the “patch” and look under one “pumpkin”.  If a ghost is found, the student takes it and returns to his/her team.  If a ghost is not found, they still return to their team.  The person then tags the hand of the next person in line and then he/she may go.  Remind students that no one should move until the music begins and that everyone must freeze when the music is turned off. Once they touch a cone they have to pick that one up.

When it appears most of the ghosts are found, stop the game by turning off the music.  Count the number of ghosts each team captured.  The team with the most is the winner.  Collect the captured ghosts.  Have the team turn to the wall and close their eyes to replace the “ghosts”.  Begin the game once again.

Concerns: Students staying in their lines (no cutting).
This idea is from: Mark Harming, Physical Education Teacher, Chamberlain School District, Chamberlain, SD.

Hula-Hoop Activity for Kindergarten & 1st Grade





EQUIPMENT: 1 hoop for each student


FOCUS: Jumping and hopping with good control


ACTIVITY: (15-18 min.)

Organization: Have each row of students walk up and get a hoop.  Tell the students to take it back and sit down quietly in their hoop until further instruction.


Jumping & Hopping with Hoops:

  1. Can you balance on your right (left) foot in the center of the hoop?
  2. Can you jump around the hoop going forwards (backwards)?
  3. Can you jump in and out of the hoop?
  4. Can you jump forward into your hoop and jump backward out of your hoop?
  5. With one foot inside your hoop and one foot outside the hoop, can you jump around the hoop?
  6. Can you repeat #5 going backwards?
  7. Can you hop inside your hoop 5 times on your right (left) foot?
  8. Can you hop forward around the outside of your hoop?
  9. Can you hop in and out of your hoop?


Hoop Patterns: Arrange the students in small groups, each group at 1 of 5 stations. Rotate the groups to new stations every 1-2 minutes.

Station 1: Lay the hoop in a straight line.  Have the students jump or hop forwards and backwards through the hoops.

Station 2: Lay the hoop in two straight lines side by side.  Have the students straddle jump or hop forward and backward through the hoops.

Station 3: Lay the hoops in a zigzag formation.  Have the students hop or jump forward and backward through the hoops.

Station 4: Lay the hoops like station 2, but space them out a little.  Have the student jump or hop sideways through the hoops.

Station 5: Lay the hoops in a hopscotch pattern.  Have the students hop through the hoops. 1-2-1-2-1.


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