The World's Most Evidence-Based Physical Education & Physical Activity Programs!

K-2 Curriculum

SPARK was designed to be more inclusive, active, and enjoyable than traditional PE classes, and more than 30 years for research and dissemination support the achievements of those original goals.

SPARK digital members now get full access to the FIRST
physical education curriculum & assessment app!
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SPARK is a complete program made of four key components!

1

K-2 Curriculum

"What To Teach"

Comprehensive, engaging curriculum for lower elementary – Standards aligned and high MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) lessons; easy to learn, easy to teach format! Learn more below.

2

Professional Development

"How To Teach"

Teacher training is designed to provide a working knowledge of SPARK’s unique content and instructional strategies. Teachers leave motivated and ready to “SPARK-up” their students for a lifetime of good health!

3

Equipment Sets

"Tools To Teach"

Expert-selected, high-quality, content-matched Gopher equipment provides you with everything you need to execute the SPARK K-2 program!

4

Free Lifetime Support

Once a SPARKer, always a SPARKer!

For a program to work and last, ongoing consultation must be provided. SPARK is committed to extensive follow-up via their unique “SPARK Stars” institutionalization model, offering FREE lifetime support through toll-free number and e-mail consultation, a monthly webinar series, social networking opportunities and a monthly eNewsletter that includes SPARK updates and teaching tips.

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K-2 Curriculum Features

The world's most researched physical education program designed for K-2!

Positive Learning
Environment Unit

The Positive Learning Environment Unit helps students build positive relationships, enhance communication skills, and provide opportunities to work cooperatively to solve challenges.

Over 400 activities!

The SPARK K-2 curriculum, available in a new enhanced lesson plan format, includes more than 400 standards-aligned, high MVPA, easy to learn, and easy to teach activities that your students will love. 

13 Print + 6 Digital Units!

The instructional units are aligned with the SPARK Yearly Plan. Receive updates for free with an active subscription!

A Research-Based Curriculum That's Proven to Work

View articles that prove the dramatic results achieved by elementary schools that have implemented SPARK programs.

Social and Emotional Learning

Featuring over 50 SEL skill definition and
T-chart cards, as well as 10+ SEL lessons.

Home Plays

Activities that promote physical activity outside of PE class. 2-sided activities provided in English and Spanish. Print 1 per student and distribute monthly.

The SPARK K-2 curriculum also includes the following teacher resources:

Skill and Station Cards

Skill Cards may be used as teaching aides, for stations in a circuit, or in combination to create movement routines. English/Spanish

Assessments

Likert scale rubrics that are linked to National and State Physical Education Standards are included in every instructional unit. Now you can assess students with the SPARK App!

Music

Contains the music you need to teach SPARK including warm-up music, interval music, and all songs to instruct SPARK dances.

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Activity Videos for
All Lessons

Short videos provide a quick glimpse of every lesson plan in action. Plus, unit overview videos and some full lesson implementation videos.

SPARK digital members now get full access to the FIRST physical education curriculum & assessment app!

K-2 Curriculum Units (200+ Lesson Plans)

K-2 Instructional Units

Digital Only Units

All SPARK K-2 Lessons Include:

Learning Objectives and Targets

Statements that describe what students are expected to learn and learning targets written in student friendly “I can” statements.

Teaching Cues and Suggestions

Short phrases identify key concepts students should know as they engage in the activity and instructional hints from SPARK PE specialists who have instructed the activity before.

SPARK It Up!

A progression of extensions that add more activities and provide different challenges.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

Shows lesson’s alignment with CASEL’s SEL competencies and related social skills.

Reflection Questions

Different levels of questioning allow teachers to assess knowledge and understanding, address social emotional learning concepts, and provide opportunities for self assessment.

Standards and Outcomes Alignment

Indicates SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes.

PREP, SET, TEACH Format

Lists equipment/materials needed, describes set-up prior to instruction, and includes ready-to-read activity description that states objectives, instructions, and directions.

Vocabulary

Words found in any part of the lesson can be highlighted to expose students to new vocabulary.

SPARK is trusted by schools around the world!
What are some saying?

"K-2 program is amazing!"​
“Wow SPARK, the enhanced K-2 program is amazing! I love how detailed the lesson plans are. Teachers will appreciate the learning objectives, learning targets and teaching cues with every lesson. My favorite is the reflection questions at the end of every lesson.”​

- Joe McCarthy, K-5 Physical Education Teacher​
Meadowview Elementary School, Minnesota
"Well done SPARK!!!"
“SPARK’s New Enhanced K-2 and 3-6 Curriculum makes teaching physical education easy! The planning is already done with unit and lesson plans for an entire year. I especially like how the lessons are organized so it’s possible to see the learning objectives and lesson activities at a glance. This quality resource is standards-aligned, incorporates CASEL’s Core Competencies, and develops academic vocabulary! Other features teachers will appreciate include assessment tools, suggestions for differentiating instruction and strategies for modifying lessons for large classes. Well done SPARK!!!”

- Terri Drain, Coordinator​
Health and Physical Education Collaborative (H-PEC)
"Proven to be an invaluable resource"
“The SPARK PE Curriculum has become an essential piece of Northside ISD’s elementary physical education programs. The research-based SPARK concepts and lessons have proven to be an invaluable resource in our quest to revamp our K-2 and 3-6 Scope and Sequence. In addition, access to SPARKfamily.org has empowered our teachers to become better educators.”

– Danielle Housley, Healthy Start Project Facilitator​
Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
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