Wheel of Fitness

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In this fun activity for any size group, early elementary learners complete physical challenges while playing a game. Learners add new challenges to the "wheel of fitness" that they want to try. During this activity, learners practice their counting skills and discover new ways to get moving. This lesson plan includes extensions, questions to ask learners, and a sample wheel.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • “Wheel of Fitness” Wheel (page 2 of PDF)
  • Stiff paper like cardstock
  • Two paperclips
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Space to move around


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Muscles and Skin
      • Circulation
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Mathematics
    • Number and Operations

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Children's Museum of Houston, 2007