Creating Your Own Physical Education Game

All the Tools and Instruction to Develop Your Own Games

3 Things you will get from this course!

One of the most enjoyable parts of our jobs is the creative aspect. I have found that when I create a game and carefully refine it, students get the best experience possible in PE. In this course, you will learn how to create new and exciting games that utilize the skills we teach. This course will help you accomplish many purposes.

1. A fresh perspective and sustainability for your teaching career
2. New fun games for your students that accomplish MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity) and FUN!
3. Skill mastery.


We are excited about your interest in taking this online course from PE Central. Below you will find a brief course description, the instructor's biography, and course FAQ's. We estimate that this course will take 8 hours to complete. Once you have completed it, you may request the 8 hours towards your teacher licensure re-certification.

We know you will find this course valuable and enjoyable. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Best of Luck!
PE Central and Human Kinetics Professional Development

Target Audience: K-5 This course is designed for Physical Education Teachers K-5.

Course Purpose: To help teachers develop a fun and effective way to create their own physical education games! Are you tired of playing the same repetitive games in your class? Well, your instructor has been there too! Nothing is more frustrating than being bored at work and having students complain about playing that game AGAIN. Bryan has found that when he creates a game and carefully refines it, students get the best experience possible in PE. By taking this course, you will be on your way to creating your own PE games that best suit your students and teaching situation!

Course Description: The course is designed to help teachers understand how to create new physical education games that meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators in regard to the growing expectations in our field. The goal is that this course will inspire physical educators to be creative and implement this system in their classrooms so that students will be able to master the skills necessary to enjoy physical activities and become the best athletes possible. The course will cover each of these areas so that teachers will be comfortable creating their own games!

Course Goals:

1. To give students an overview and clear understanding of steps to create a new game.
2. Teachers will understand how to create each phase of a game.
3. Teachers will understand how to craft a lesson plan that communicates the game.
4. Teachers will be provided the necessary tools to effectively communicate their lesson/skill desires to their students and administrators.
5. Teachers will learn how to develop and communicate each aspect of a skill and a game to their audience.

Needed to complete course: You will need a computer and/or tablet, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. You will also need a valid email address to contact the instructor or turn in materials.

* Having a group of students or children to test your new game(s) is encouraged to get the most out of this course, but not necessary.

Course Design/Schedule: We have estimated this course will take approximately 8 clock hours to complete. This will vary with every learner. Since the course will take approximately 8 hours you could apply for 8 professional development hours from your school/school district. Make sure to check with your principal or professional development coordinator to see how this works in your district.

Students can start and complete assignments any time they wish. You will have an instructor that you can contact via email for help, and you will turn in some of your assignments via email to your mentor. Your instructor will communicate with you via email. The instructor will also review most of your work to make sure you are making the appropriate progress. You will not earn a letter grade from this course.

Standards: Source: SHAPE America National Standards for K-12 Physical Education (2016).

Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Your Instructor

Bryan Capes
Bryan Capes

Bryan is in his 23rd year as a teacher of elementary physical education and a graduate of the University of West Georgia. He is Nationally Board certified (2008) and recently renewed his certification. He also has obtained his M.Ed and Ed.S. and completed his Doctorate at the American College of Education. His hobbies are fishing, hunting, camping, bushcraft and spending time in the great outdoors with his 2 sons, and super wife! He teaches 4 other courses for PE Central and loves to help other teachers.

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