P.E. Central Cooperative Fitness Challenge

Welcome to the Cooperative Fitness Challenge from PE Central. This awesome program features 6 challenges that will excite your children about fitness and encourage them to work together!. The Cooperative Skills Challenge is NOT intended to be a one-time test, but rather an ongoing series of challenges that youngsters can practice and improve upon. So have fun and good luck.  Check out more cool PE Central Challenges at

The 6 Challenge Tasks

On the Move Throw and Catch

Title: On the Move Throw and Catch
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Video Length: 1:24
Description: This is a partner challenge.  Have the two children face each other at least 15 feet apart.  They must be standing behind a line of some sort. On the go signal the children must make 25 successful throws and catches in 60 seconds while moving back and forth between the lines.  The children alternate places and must throw and catch the ball behind the line. The ball choice is up to the child and/or teacher.  If the ball hits floor or the throw or catch is not made behind the line the challenge is over.  If the children do not complete the 25 throws in 60 seconds the challenge is over.

Crab Walk Beanbag Pick Up

Title: Crab Walk Beanbag Pick Up
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Video Length: 1:05
Description: This is an individual challenge. You will need 2 cones of any height of your choice and 2 beanbags. Place the cones 25 feet apart directly across from each other. Place the 2 beanbags behind the cone opposite from where the child will start the challenge. The non-beanbag cone will serve as the starting place the child. The child’s feet must be behind the starting cone to start. On the start signal, the child crab walks towards the cone with beanbag. When they are arrive at the second cone they must place the beanbag on their stomach, go around cone and race back to the other cone. After placing the beanbag behind the cone they go around the cone and then head back and pick up the other beanbag, put it on stomach and race home to the cone. When they place the beanbag on the first cone the challenge is over. The child must complete this task in 50 seconds. If child’s bottom or a beanbag touches the floor during the crab walk they must start the challenge over. If beanbag starts to slide off of stomach student may put it back on stomach as long as it does not hit the floor.

Partner Sit Ups Throw and Catch

Title: Partner Sit Ups Throw and Catch
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Video Length: 1:21
Description: This is a partner challenge. Two children face each other with their feet at least 3 feet apart. Have each child get in a proper sit-up position (feet flat on the floor, legs slightly bent, back on floor and arms folded across chest). Give one child an object to throw and catch (e.g., yarn ball, bean bag, gator skin ball, basketball, or have them choose). On the start signal the children do a sit up together. At the top of the sit up they must complete the throw and catch and then continue doing this for 25 throws and catches. They must complete this task in 60 seconds. They must start over if they go over the time limit, or if ball hits floor or if their feet come off the floor or the scorer (e.g., teacher) deems the children not to be completing proper sit ups.

Frogger

Title: Frogger
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Video Length: 1:08 min
Description: This is an individual challenge. The child must complete 20 froggers (i.e., squat thrusts without a full push up in it) in 50 seconds. Students will need to start over if they do incomplete froggers (like not jumping up at the top of the frogger) or they do not complete all 20 in the allotted time.

Partner Jumping Jacks

Title: Partner Jumping Jacks
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Video Length: 1:24
Description: This is a partner challenge. Partners must perform 70 jumping jacks in unison (while counting) in 60 seconds. Students must count out loud as they complete this task. They can face each other, stand behind each other or stand side by side. They can be as far apart as they want from each other. The kids must be in unison throughout the challenge or they must start over. They must touch their own fingertips at the top of each jumping jack. If they don’t complete 70 jumping jacks using the proper form, they must start again.

Partner Plank Taps

Title: Partner Plank Taps
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Video Length: 1:09
Description: This is a partner challenge. Have the two children face each other at least 15 feet apart. They must be standing behind a line of some sort. On the go signal the children must make 10 successful inside the foot kicks in 60 seconds while dribbling the soccer ball around their partner and back to their starting line. The child must alternate kicks using their right and left foot. If the children do not complete the 10 passes in 60 seconds the challenge is over.

Best Tips To Stay Active P.E.Gang Club House

To be a member of the P.E. Gang students have to complete the P.E. Gang workbook for their grade level. Students have to be asked by their teacher and follow the P.E. Gang motto, which states: I promise to always play fair, work together and encourage others.