Electives and Supplemental Resources K-12

Arts, World Languages, & Electives Resources

Physical Education Resources

Adapted PE Resources

  • NC Adapted Physical Education Advisory Council
    • Website dedicated to providing resources and promoting quality APE services and equal access across the continuum of services for students with disabilities in North Carolina
  • Disabled Sports USA
    • This site has an Adapt at Home page which features free live on demand resources that are updated weekly. Scroll down to "stay active on demand".
  • Special Olympics Fit 5
    • Fitness cards and videos offering varied levels of flexibility, endurance, and strength
  • Special Olympics School of Strength
    • WWE and Special Olympics team up to provide workout videos and a workout tracker sheet
  • GoNoodle
    • Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
    • Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation for kids ages 3+
  • SPARK PE
    • Free home and inclusive PE resources for families and teachers (including professional development); both free and resources for pay
  • Teaching Gross Motor Development to Children Who are Visually Impaired
    • 30 minute video of instructional strategies based on the research of Dr. Lauren Lieberman and Dr Pamela Haibach [Youtube]
  • Exercise Buddy
    • Offering a 14 day free trial on their visual Autism-friendly exercise system
  • PE Activity Slides
    • Variety of activities (walking, cardio drumming, and dance) for an individual who uses a wheelchair/walker and may have CVI/visual impairments
  • CATCH Inclusive Health
    • Video series on Best Practices for Inclusion of Kids with Intellectual Disabilities in Physical Activity Sessions
  • Little Sports Exercise Videos
    • Kid friendly exercise videos with demonstration, rep count, and rest countdown [Youtube]
  • NCHPAD and Exercise Connection
    • The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) and the Exercise Connection launch new video series, Improving the Lives of Individuals with Autism through Exercise. [Youtube]
  • Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
    • Fun scavenger hunt when going on a walk with your family through the neighborhood
  • OPEN - Online Physical Education Network
    • Free home activities, easily adaptable, by grade level, standards based
  • Is There Really A Human Race?
    • Vicki Simmons, APE Specialist at Haynes-Inman presents an active story telling of the book Is There Really a Human Race [Youtube]
  • Mr. Doug's Exercises
    • Short videos of easy to do exercises, including seated, at home with no/limited equipment [Youtube]
  • Home Equipment Modifications
    • Inexpensive and creative alternatives to PE equipment
  • PE Homework Sheets
    • Variety of paper-pencil activities for grades 3-6
  • PALA log
    • Presidential Active Lifestyle Award information and log to track daily activity time and/or nutrition
  • HASfit
    • 20 minute seated workout with adaptations modeled [Youtube]
  • DIY Cornhole
    • Easy ways to create a tossing game such as cornhole at home
  • Teaching Object Control Skills to Young Children with Down Syndrome
    • The video includes teaching strategies as well as behavior management strategies for effective teaching young children with Down Syndrome. [Youtube]
  • Free Adaptability E-Learning Activities
    • 8-10 different lessons that begin with exercise choices then proceeds to a specific skill (underhand throw, overhand throw, cup stacking etc). Can edit slides by making COPY first then insert your own videos, lesson activities.
  • E-Learning Yoga and Underhand Rolling
    • Example of Free Adaptability E-Learning Activity modified by Ann Hughes, NC-APE Council Member
  • Physical Activity Choice Board
    • Created by Jennifer Huff and modified (with permission) for students with disabilities by Ann Hughes. This can be copied and edited to meet the unique needs of your students.
  • "Let's Go Play" Reading
    • Jayne Emma of New Hanover County Schools reads an inclusive book by Shelby McCarthy and illustrated by Rachel Batislaong. This book helps children understand disabilities and adaptive equipment. [Youtube]
  • NC APE AC
    • Resources for teachers about modifications, adaptations, and health considerations