Curriculum Resources

SPARK Curriculum


SPARK is Physical Education… and so much more! With 7 different full curriculum modules to choose from, SPARK programs help support many ages and program types. SPARK was established 30 years ago to create an evidence-based program that promotes a lifetime of wellness in children and students through 12th grade. SPARK has been proven to work and create a lasting foundation. Over 50 publications have been written to support SPARK and it is the only National Institutes of Health researched program to meet specific outcomes: activity levels in and away from school, physical fitness, sport skills, enjoyment of PE, and academic achievement.

SPARK K-2 curriculum includes a digital subscription, SPARKfolio, a printed manual, and music CD.  The curriculum set is light blue.

K-2 Curriculum

Includes 10 instructional units with ASAP activities for your youngest students

SPARK 3-6 curriculum includes a digital subscription, SPARKfolio, a printed manual, and music CD.  The curriculum set is blue. 

3-6 Curriculum

Includes 20 instructional units to engage students physically and intellectually

SPARK Middle School curriculum includes a digital subscription, SPARKfolio, a printed manual, and music CD.  The curriculum set is dark blue.

Middle School Curriculum

Includes 15 instructional units, each with a SPARK event designed to motivate and encourage participation


SPARK High School curriculum includes a digital subscription, SPARKfolio, and a printed manual.  The curriculum set is navy. 

High School Curriculum

Includes 15 instructional units with instruction/integration design for real-world application

SPARK Early Childhood curriculum includes a digital subscription, SPARKfolio, a printed manual, and music CD.  The curriculum set is yellow.

Early Childhood Curriculum

Includes 300 activities that focus on school readiness with ages 3 to 5

SPARK Early Childhood curriculum includes a digital subscription, SPARKfolio, a printed manual, and music CD.  The curriculum set is yellow.

Classroom Activity & Recess Curriculum

Integrates organized physical activity in the classroom or on the playground that aligns with literacy, STEM, and more

SPARK After School curriculum includes a digital subscription, SPARKfolio, a printed manual, and music CD. The curriculum set is dark red.

After School Curriculum

Activities focus on cooperation, fitness, sports, and more for ages 5 to 14 settings outside the school day

SPARK Inclusive curriculum includes a guidebook with four students of different abilities are pictured. 

Inclusive Curriculum

PE inclusive Guidebook includes lessons and direction to adapt PE for all abilities in K – 12th grade.
*Includes a guidebook only. Not available in set options.


Each module can include these great elements:

Computer screen shows SPARK digital subscription login screen.

Digital Subscription

A subscription to the SPARKfamily site includes access to the module’s complete content in a digital e-Manual. This includes lessons, worksheets, assessment/implementation tools, and more. Your subscription also includes access to hundreds of instructional videos of activities and dances online. Interactive alignment and assessment tools keep everyone on track, and the Personally Fit Wellness Extensions with Home Activity Challenges add additional content for individual use outside of class. Hundreds of skill and task cards are available in English and Spanish. A Digital Subscription is included all three Set options.

SPARKfolio case shows the custom box opened up with teaching materials divided by unit. 

SPARKfolio Case

The all-inclusive, best-seller SPARKfolio is a custom box that holds and organizes ALL teaching materials from the digital subscription. It also includes hundreds of laminated resource cards organized by topic. All of the materials in the SPARKfolio are printed on high-quality paper and those highly referenced are professionally laminated for routine use. SPARKfolio is included in Set 3 with a digital subscription, printed manual, and music CD for each curriculum module.

SPARK Curriculum Manual shows a 3-ring binder with different units organized. 

Curriculum Manual

Do you prefer a hard copy of the curriculum? The printed manual is a replica of the e-manual, on quality paper and organized by each unit in a 3-ring binder. Choose a printed manual in Set 2 with a digital subscription or Set 3 with the digital subscription and SPARKfolio.

SPARK Physical Education Music CD is pictured with a student dancing on the front. 

Music CD

The CD is included with the printed manual or SPARKfolio and includes all the music you need to teach the dances and activities included in the curriculum module. It also includes warm-up, cool-down music.


SPARK Physical Education curriculum is available in three options to meet the needs of your program


A computer screen shows SPARK Set 1 which includes a 3 year digital subscription to all online services.

Set 1

3-Year Digital subscription includes online access to:
  • e-Manual
  • Hundreds of activity videos & music files
  • Assessment tools
SPARK Set 2 includes everything in Set 1, as well as a manual and CD.

Set 2

Includes Set 1 plus:
  • Printed manual
  • Music CD
SPARK Set 3 includes everything in Set 2, as well as SPARK folio. 

Set 3

Includes Set 2 plus:
  • SPARKfolio, a custom box with ALL materials printed and organized by unit & topic