This page is for information, resources and ideas for teaching Physical Education.

A great place to start for games activities is the Bluearth website. For teaching fundamental motor skills, the core of instruction in lower primary, the Education Victoria Fundamental Motor Skills Manual and activity resource book are very useful. You can find them on this Education Victoria Health and Physical Education page.
Some other interesting sites include:

The attached chart shows the ACT DET scope and sequence for fundamental motor skills: .

Running Games and Activities

Simple games for building spatial awareness and running and dodging skills using minimal equipment. Of course all these games require a suitable space to play in.

  • Squirrel in a Tree from CanTeach - no equipment required.
  • Farmer Sam at Bluearth.org - no equipment required (also known as the Man from Mars)
  • Dog Pound at Bluearth.org - requires cones to mark out a small area, and braids/sashes for the taggers
  • Chain Tag at Bluearth.org - no equipment required, may require cones to mark out an area
  • Octopus Tag at Bluearth.org - no equipment required, may require cones to mark out an area
  • Scarecrow Tag at Bluearth.org - requires a tennis ball for every student, may require cones to mark out an area. Good variations to support throwing and catching
  • The Dragons are Coming at CanTeach - no equipment required, may require cones to mark out an area

Catching and Throwing Games and Activities

  • Not our beanbags! from CanTeach - requires about 30 bean bags or perhaps tennis balls
  • Keep the Basket Full from Bluearth.org - similar to Not our beanbags, requires at least one basket and plenty of beanbags and tennis balls