Fun PE Games for Kids

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Two young girls play with hoola hoops in a park. (Image: Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Physical education is a vital part of elementary education. PE encourages kids to remain healthy and active during the school year. PE games can effortlessly teach kids the fun and enjoyment of physical activity.

Hoop It Up

Split the children into groups of 10 for climb through the hoop. Each group forms a circle and receives a hoop. The kids hold hands and place the hoop over the arms of two of the kids. The other kids must step through the hoop without dropping hands. The first group to get the hoop back to the start wins.

A Twist on Follow the Leader

Line the kids up against a wall for the opposite game. Whatever the leader says, they kids must do the opposite. The objective is to get to the other side of the room without a mistake. If a mistake is made, they have to go back to start.

Tag With a Twist

The kids are split into two teams for grab the flag. Each team is given two minutes to hide its flag on its side of the field. The other team attempts to grab the other team’s flag without getting tagged. If a child gets tagged, he is out of the game. The first team to grab the flag and bring it back to your side wins.

Balloon Soccer

Each kid is given a balloon for a variation on soccer. The child uses his feet, knees and head to maneuver the balloon through an obstacle. The child must keep track of the number of times the balloon is maneuvered before it touches the ground.

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