Physical Education and Physical Activity Resources


Physical Education Curriculum & Resources:

Digital CATCH

OPEN Phys. Ed

PE Central

PE Kansas Lesson Plans


Fitness Assessment Information Guide

Physical Education Online Resources:

Action for Healthy Kids

CDC’s School Health Index

CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health

CDC's Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)

Concussion/Head Injury Awareness and Management - from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA)

Physical Activity Guidelines for Children

Physical Education and Health Subject Center

Injury Prevention and Control

Youth Physical Activity Guideline Toolkit


Resources for Painted Play Spaces

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recognized Painted Play Spaces in a recent spotlight story. Click here to see the video.

Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) partnered with the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) to develop recess resources and use painted play spaces to ensure social distancing during play time.

Northern Hills Elementary, in Edmond Public Schools, was selected as a pilot school for the project. Stencils were used to paint recess games on the playground and ensure students 6 feet of separation while playing. The physical education teachers taught the games in physical education class before OSDE filmed the students playing the games. With the recordings, OSDE created demonstration videos on how to safely conduct physical activity opportunities before, during, and after school. UCO collaborated with Crescent, Justice, Tonkawa, and Wetumka Public Schools to paint games (with reusable stencils) on one playground in each school district. Paint and stencils will be purchased with grant funds. UCO and OSDE created the following resources for this project:

Playbook of Recess Games 

Painted Play Spaces: Playground Assessment and Planning Toolkit 

Demonstration Videos of Recess Games

Painted Play Spaces Asynchronous Training Module on OSDE Connect

Painted Play Spaces (PPS): Stencils Checkout System

Interested in borrowing the stencils to create "Painted Play Spaces" (PPS) at your school? To check out the stencils, please complete the PPS Stencils Pre-Assessment Form, and then the PPS Stencils Pre-Assessment Form.

PPS Stencils Pre-Assessment Form

PPS Stencils Assessment Form

Professional Organizations

Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD)

SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America

Physical Activity Calendars

SHAPE America’s Activity Calendar Archives

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Last updated on October 16, 2023