Elementary Games and Brain Breaks for Team Building, PE, Special Ed, Grades 2-6
Build classroom community, teach fairness, foster teamwork in your classroom with 26 easy to play and active games for the elementary classroom.
Build classroom community, teach fairness, foster teamwork in your classroom with 26 easy to play and active games for the elementary classroom. These are simple games that you can play quickly using TENNIS BALLS and BEAN BAGS. Keep students engaged and focused throughout the school day with brain breaks and games. Games can also be used for assessments with facts and information in your Math, Social Studies and ELA classes. Reward students for good behavior, use on snow and rainy days and for your back to school classroom activities. Best for grades 2-6.
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USE THIS RESOURCE:
No chants or songs to learn, just simple cooperative team building games to give your class a break, build community or teach fairness.
Beginning of Year
End of Year
Summer School Games
Summer Camp Games
Brain Break Games
Team Building Games
5 Ball games
21 Bean Bag Games
Presentation Power Point
5 Games using Tennis Balls
21 Games using Bean Bags
“HOORAY!” and “CONGRATS!” POSTERS
All games on mini cards
1) “FILL the BUCKET!”
2) “TOSS and RUN”
3) “BEAT BALL”
4) “BOUNCING BUDDY”
5) “TEAM BOUNCE THE BALL”
6) “SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!”
7) “ANSWER ME”
8) “CAN YOU DO IT?”
9) “MOVE IT!”
10) “TOSS and GO!”
11) “TOSS and WIN!”
12) “HA, HA, HA”
13) “BEAN BAG TAG”
14) “NO, NOT ME!”
15) “LOST IN SPACE”
16) “STEAL THE BEAN BAG”
17) “WHO’S GOT the BEAN BAG?”
18) “CAN YOU TAG ME?”
19) “RELAY MADNESS”
20) “RELAY MADNESS GONE MAD”
21) “DOUBLE TROUBLE HOT POTATO”
22) “BEAN BAG TOSS”
23) “NAME AND TOSS”
24) “WHAT’S MY NAME?”
25) “CONCENTRATION TOSS”
26) “STEP AWAY!”
WHY YOU NEED GAMES IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
Kids love games, and games can be a great way to build your classroom community, practice and assess skills and celebrate. The games included in this resource are best for children age 8-12.
The resource includes games that are easily adaptable to PE, Music, Special Needs and Regular Classrooms. They make a great Substitute lesson, especially if the students have played the game before.
Some of the games are for team building, some can be used for assessment or practice purposes. Each game is marked by “PURPOSE”.
WHY TEACHERS LOVE THIS RESOURCE:
The “lights” come on when I say “We’re going to play games with balls!” I have the immediate attention of my students.
It’s not who wins but how you play the game. Play these to have lot’s of fun.
They are successful with my learning and behavior challenged students. Because they are easy to learn everyone can play and have a good time.
These activities are great for my 5th graders. They really enjoy the quick breaks between lessons/subjects.
These activities worked very well with my special needs classes. Thanks ; )
I purchased this resource for when I was working as a relief teacher. Great ideas and easy to implement. Thank you 🙂
These games are easily put together, and perfect for brain breaks.
Thank you for the resource! I love that there are the smaller activity cards for easy reference.