Schooling with Scooters: 6 Great Scooter Games for PE

Kids love scooters because they are fast and fun! Scooter activities provide cardiovascular and muscular endurance opportunities as well as so many other learning experiences. Use scooters to teach fleeing/dodging skills, fitness components, nutrition, teamwork, and offense/defense strategies!

Here are some of my favorite learning activities using the scooters. I even use some of the classic games with a unique scooter twist!

Safety First:

Before any scooter activity, it is important to review the safety rules. These are my scooter expectations:

  • Head and eyes up watching where you are going
  • Put hands on the inside of the handles so that they are shields in case you bump into anyone.
  • Long hair must be tucked into shirt or pulled back so that it doesn’t get caught in wheels
  • Most tag games are played riding on your bottom only

1. Boats Across the Ocean!

What: Warm-up Activity

This is a great way to start your scooter day. I allow students to ride the scooters all different ways: pushing the scooters, knees, belly and bottom. When students show they can follow all of the expectations, I will also let them push or pull each other!

Suggested Grade Levels: Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Equipment: A scooter for every student, cones or poly spots to mark the perimeter of the ocean

2. Scooter GaGa Ball!

What: Tag game focusing on striking, fleeing and dodging

Suggested Grade Levels: Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Equipment: 3 or 4 large Kin balls, scooter for every student

3. Fitness Scooter Tag

What: Tag game focusing on the Health Related Fitness Components

Suggested Grade Levels: 3rd – 5th Grade

Equipment: Scooter for everyone

4. Grocery Game

What: Tag game with a nutrition focus

Suggested Grade Levels: Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Equipment: Scooters with buckets and pool noodles for everyone, fake food

5. Cup Royale

What: Offense and defense activity

Suggested Grade Levels: 3rd – 5th Grade

Equipment: Scooter for everyone, solo cup (I use multiple colors)  and drum stick for everyone

6. Scooter Team Handball

What: A small sided game working on offensive and defensive strategies to score goals

Suggested grade levels: 4th and 5th Grade

Equipment: One scooter for all players, cones for goals or small goals

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