The North American Division Elementary Physical Education Standards (2016) are to be used for designing the physical education instruction program.



Kindergarten Stepping Stones: A Journey to Excellence through Discovery is an integrated curriculum that utilizes literature-based themes with strong spiritual connections so children may come to know God better and love him more.

The SPARK Physical Education K-2 program, as described below, provides daily lesson plans created to develop physical skills and fitness.

Grades 1–8


The SPARK Physical Education program (K-2, 3-6, 6-8) is the adopted physical education program for grades 1-8. These SPARK materials are designed to involve all students, create a more active environment, incorporate social skills, and emphasize health-related fitness and skill development.

The following are components of the SPARK program and are available for each grade band; K-2, 3-6, and 6-8:

  • Manual (notebook format containing users guide, unit activities, and daily lesson plans)
  • Music CD (preview music, as some selections may not be appropriate)
  • SPARKfolio (box format with extended card activities laminated and ready for use)
  • (online resources)

Multigrade Implementation


Teachers in one-teacher schools will choose to implement either the grades 1-4 or grades 5-8 manual based on which band reflects the greatest number of students enrolled. The lessons in the alternate manual will be used to support instruction. For example, if there are 3 students in grades 1-4 and 8 students in grades 5-8, it would be best to plan from the NAD Multigrade Physical Education, Grades 5-8 document.

Supplementary Materials


Physical Education Curriculum

PE Website

Kids are Made to Move! — Dr. Debbie Morgan, a seasoned physical educator with experiences from preschool to collegiate settings, has created materials suitable for use in elementary schools, grades K-8. Her passion is to motivate teachers and students to be physically active and equip classroom teachers to provide fun-filled, high-quality physical education programs for students. Dr. Morgan’s latest programs: “Innovative Physical Education Activities for Children in grades K-2” and “Innovative Physical Education Activities for Children in grades 3-8” include a 2-DVD set of warmups, fitness activities and games, plus an accompanying teacher’s manual. Each set contains sufficient content for a year of 30-minute classes that meet 2 to 3 times a week.

NAD Multigrade Physical Education, Grades 1-4 provides lessons structured to teach one physical education class to all four primary grades. NAD Multigrade Physical Education, Grades 5-8 provides lessons to teach one physical education class to the upper grades. The content is based on the SPARK 3-6 materials and is available as a download on the Adventist Education Physical Education website.

In addition to the multigrade manuals, teachers will need to order SPARK Physical Education, Grades 3-6 and those teaching grades 1-2 will also need access to the online materials for grades K-2.



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