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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Memory Cards

A team game which involves collecting (and remembering) sets of playing cards.
5 - 11

Run Through the Jungle

A fast-paced activity which asks children to perform different jungle-based actions!
5 - 11

Team Seating

Encourage your children to work in teams using this co-operative activity.

The Video Game

An enjoyable warm up activity involving video recorder controls!
5 - 11

Messy Rooms

A fast-paced game which children will love.
5 - 7


An exciting warm-up game which involves trying to escape from imaginary sharks!
5 - 11

The Atom Game

Encourage teamwork and collaboration with this exciting game.
5 - 11

The Washing Game

A fun warm-up game that is based on washing!
5 - 11

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.
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.