PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: "The Need for Speed"

Category: Movement Vocabulary

Suggested Grade Level: K-2

Materials: Background paper, black/ yellow/ red/ blue construction paper, pictures of superheroes and physical activities, question flip-cards, title letters, border of choice


The purpose of the bulletin board features the movement concept of "speed." Combining the themes of superheroes with "Need for Speed" allows elementary-aged students to understand and relate to speed in an engaging way!

The yellow borders pictures contain fast and slow activities and well-known superheroes. By breaking the board into the components of fast and slow, students can differentiate between the two through interacting with the question cards and by looking at the various fast/slow physical activity pictures that range from sports to lifelong activities. On our literacy based flip-cards, we also provided information on pursuing physical activities in the community and how speed interacts with aspects of skill-related fitness.

Question Cards: Examples

- What sports and activities use faster movements? Soccer, sprinting, skiing, etc.
- When do you move fast in the community? Riding a bike, playing on the playground, playing youth sports at your local recreation department, etc.
- Why can moving faster be good for your body? Increases heart rate, burns calories, helps you dodge defenders or score the winning goal, etc.

- What sports and activities use slower movements? Yoga, hiking, slow dancing, balancing on a balance beam, etc.
- When do you move slow in the community? Walking a dog, kayaking, geocaching, etc.
- Why can moving slower be good for your body? Helps keep your balance, increased control of body, increased concentration/ focus, etc.

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Submitted by Madison Hornung in Orchard Park, NY. Additional authors for this idea were Austin Synder & Jessica Hambruch. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/9/2016 7:26:19 AM. Viewed 2241 times since 3/1/2016.

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