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Field Days

Teacher Notes

After helping coach our school to a NYC City Championship in Track & Field I helped organize a Field Day for our school.  Running one of the legs of a relay for his seventh grade class was a young man, Lillo Thomas, who was unbelievably fast.  Naturally we encouraged Lillo to go out for the track team the following year.  He captured an individual city championship and he went on to set a world's record a few years later!

Lillo qualified for the 1984 Olympic Games but unfortunately he was injured in an auto accident and could not participate.

Field Days take a lot of planning.  The links on this page have a lot of theme-based field days.

PEC: Lesson Plans for Physical Education - Field Days

Fantastic Field Days! (Education WorldŽ )

Ten Field Day and Classroom Games

20 Field Day Activities Any Kid Can Do (And Do Well!) Education WorldŽ

Field Day Lesson Plans

List of Field Day Games for Kids

Field Day Game Ideas - Pinterest

Field Day Lesson Plans - LiveBinder

Disney Field Day - LiveBinder

Dr. Seuss Field day - LiveBinder

Teacher Notes
Organize a field day with an Olympic Theme. Instead of the shotput do a yarn ball toss. For gymnastics you can use a balance beam and have students balance a beanbag on their head and cross the beam without having the beanbag fall.

PE-Olympic Day Station Ideas - Pinterest

Olympics page