Well its that time of year again – winter is here and exams are on so we have no indoor space for PE. Thought I’d spend a lazy Sunday morning brainstorming wet weather lesson options.
Non Active options – in a classroom with access to technology (chance to connect to ‘knowledge’ component of Phys Ed unit, or, connect to ‘health’ content being covered at that time)
- Create or view already created online timelines – www.timetoast.com. Could create a timeline relevant to the sport currently being played.
- Have an already created quiz of the ‘rules’ for students to complete (can be online via google doc ‘forms’ or Kahoots), or on paper.
- Students to a skills checklist for the basic skills of the game/sport. An example of one can be seen here. Suited to upper school or late middle school students.
- Students to create a ‘statistics’ sheet for the game/sport. They can search google images for examples but basically they’re creating some kind of table to record statistics. If students have iPads they could create a stats table on ‘DartFish Easy Tag‘. Can find video clips of the game/sport and have students test out their creations. Next prac lesson students who aren’t participating can take stats.
- Previously have videoed students performing skill drills, or playing a game and use this time to watch it back and either analyse (skill focus) or gather statistics (tactic and game play focus)
Active Options – in undercover area / classroom
- Do some fitness tests relevant to the sport. Obviously choosing tests that can be done in limited space: vertical jump, sit and reach, sit up test, push up test, grip strength, harvard step test, hop test, hop jump test
- Create a step-by-step guide of ‘how to’ do the basic skills of the game/sport. Can create using iPad app snap guide or do something similar (ie. step by step guide with photos and information) in Pages or Keynote.
- Have students work in groups to create a short choreographed warm up to music. Make it relevant to the sport by using similar movements and muscle groups. Inspiration for this task here
- Have students work in groups. They chose a fitness component relevant to the sport and create a drill that challenges/trains this component. Provide small number of ‘restrictions/guidelines’ to suit the space (ie. no equipment, one piece of equipment only, must be contained with a certain space etc)