The Character is Cool Game from Skillastics is a fun and educational lesson plan idea for PE teachers looking to emphasize the importance of cooperation, respect, sportsmanship, teamwork, and honesty. The game, geared towards students in grade 3-8, engages players in cooperative fitness activities that highlight the development of positive character traits.
Giant games are gaining popularity as a tool for using free time or transitioning between activities, but the Character is Cool Game from Skillastics is a great option for a full lesson. While performing physical activities, students will practice positive ways to interact with each other and the world around them.
The game kit comes with a jumbo 5’ x 7’ reinforced nylon activity mat, and 6 miniature mats for additional student groups to use. There are 26 included activity cards, 6 multi-colored dice, 6 multi-colored beanbags, and both an instructional DVD and paper manual.
Building Character in PE Class
Being a good team player and fellow student means more than just following the rules. By encouraging students to work on building positive character traits, a physical education educator can play a crucial role in helping students grow into cooperative, team players. Character building is a large part of helping students to maintain their social, emotional, and mental health.