2nd Grade Creating A Workout Lesson Plan (Physical Education)

Topic: Creating a Workout

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to create their own workout routines based on their personal fitness goals.


  • Cardboard boxes
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Poster board or cardstock
  • String or yarn
  • Calendar


  • Have students stretch and do some light calisthenics to get their bodies moving and their blood flowing.
  • Ask them to think about their fitness goals and what they want to achieve by working out.
  • Introduce the concept of creating a workout routine and give an example of a simple workout.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain that a workout is a planned series of physical activities and exercises that are done to improve fitness and health.
  • Introduce the different categories of exercises, such as cardio, strength, and flexibility.
  • Show students some examples of exercises in each category and explain the purpose of each.
  • Emphasize the importance of warming up before the workout and cooling down and stretching after.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the class into small groups and give each group a set of exercises from each category.
  • Show the students how to properly perform each exercise and provide assistance as needed.
  • Demonstrate the entire workout together as a class and have the students watch and mimic your movements.

Independent Practice

  • Have the students choose three exercises from each category and organize them into a workout routine.
  • Have the students complete their workout routines independently and record their results.
  • Encourage the students to challenge themselves by trying to complete the routine faster or with more repetitions than the last time.


  • Have the students share their completed workout routines with the class and discuss any challenges they faced and how they were able to overcome them.
  • Review the importance of doing regular physical activity and the benefits of creating your own workout routines.


  • Observe the students during their independent practice and provide feedback on their ability to create a simple yet effective workout routine.
  • Have the students complete a worksheet where they draw a picture of their completed workout routine and discuss the importance of regular physical activity.

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