• Kindergarten Physical Education Outcomes

    In kindergarten, students are introduced to basic locomotor, non‐locomotor, and manipulative skills and concepts. Spatial awareness is presented. Students are introduced to basic physical changes that occur because of physical activity. Students also learn to follow directions and interact positively with classmates regardless of personal differences in a physical setting.

    Outcomes are developmental expectations for most children at a grade level. We will be working on developing grade-appropriate outcomes in a wide variety of fun activities throughout the school year. SHAPE, the Society of Health and Physical Educators, has defined the kindergarten grade-level outcomes as follows:

    Standard 1. Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns


    • Hops, gallops, runs, slides, and skips while maintaining balance
    • Performs horizontal jumping & landing actions with balance
    • Performs vertical jumping & landing actions with balance
    • Performs locomotor skills in response to teacher-led creative dance

    Non-locomotor (stability)

    • Maintains momentary stillness on different bases of support
    • Forms wide, narrow, curled, and twisted body shapes
    • Rolls sideways in a narrow body shape
    • Contrasts the actions of curling & stretching


    • Throws underhand with opposite foot forward
    • Drops a ball & catches it before it bounces twice
    • Catches a large ball tossed by a skilled thrower
    • Dribbles a ball with one hand, attempting the second contact
    • Taps a ball using the inside of the foot, sending it forward
    • Kicks a stationary ball from a stationary position, demonstrating 2 of the 5 elements of a mature kicking pattern
    • Volleys a light-weight object (balloon), sending up upward
    • Strikes a light-weight object with a paddle or short-handed racket
    • Executes a single jump with self-turned rope
    • Jumps a long rope with teacher-assisted turning

    Standard 2. Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

    • Differentiates between movement in personal (self-space) and general space
    • Moves in personal space to a rhythm
    • Travels in 3 different pathways
    • Travels in general space with different speeds

    Standard 3. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

    • Physical activity knowledge - Identifies active play opportunities outside of physical education class
    • Engages in physical activity - Actively participates in physical education class
    • Fitness knowledge - Recognizes that when you move fast, your heart beats faster and you breathe faster
    • Assessment & program planning - Recognizes that food provides energy for physical activity

    Standard 4. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

    • Personal responsibility - Follows directions in group settings (e.g., safe behavior, following rules, taking turns)
    • Acknowledges responsibility for behavior when prompted
    • Accepting feedback - Follows instruction/directions when prompted
    • Working with others - Shares equipment and space with others
    • Rules & etiquette - Recognizes the established protocols for class activities
    • Safety - Follows teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment with minimal reminders

    Standard 5. Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

    • Recognizes that physical activity is good for health
    • Acknowledges that some physical activities are challenging/difficult
    • Identifies physical activities that are enjoyable
    • Discusses the enjoyment of playing with friends