Warm Up Ideas

Lots of lovely warm up ideas to get your class moving at the start of the PE lesson.

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Mission Impossible

A clever warm-up activity which children really enjoy!
5 - 7

Sharks and Fish

A simple game for younger children which involved repeating each others' movements and listening for commands.
5 - 11

The Teacher Says

A fun warm-up game which can also be used as a great classroom management techinque.
5 - 11

Let the Games Begin

A selection of warm-up games, along with some useful advice and information for teachers.
7 - 11

Quick Warm Ups

A long list of different warm up activities, none of which involve equipment so they can be carried out quickly and easily.
5 - 7

The Mr. Man Game

Use the Mr. Men to get your children moving!
5 - 11

The Sharks are Coming!

An active warm-up game which requires children to get into groups.
5 - 11

Three Blind Mice

An exciting warm-up game based on the popular nursery rhyme.
5 - 11

The Numbers Game

Develop your pupils addition / subtraction skills in this enjoyable game.
5 - 11

Sheep Tig

A fun warm-up game which involves pretending to be sheep!
5 - 11

Tickly Cat

Play an alternative version of the popular game, Stuck in the Mud.
5 - 7

Pasta PE

An enjoyable warm-up activity, linked to pasta!
5 - 11

Smugglers

A competitive warm-up game, which encourages children to steal from one another!
5 - 7

Toilet Tag

A funny game which children beg to play.
5 - 7

Late for School!

A fun warm up activity which involves pretending to get ready for school! Includes a related cool-down activity too.