3 Teacher Tips Thursday: June 10th Edition

This week’s 30th edition of 3 Teacher Tips Thursday comes from TCDSB elementary teacher Dave Tunzi.

Below are 3 simple yet effective resources broken up into 3 categories:
– Great Ideas
– Online Tools
– Teacher PD

Enjoy 3 Teacher Tips Thursday. Hope you find it resourceful.


Just because the kids are learning from home this month, doesn’t mean they can’t have a Play Day! You can use the following games/challenges all in one day or spread them out, having one activity a day for the whole week.

The students can complete the activity as one big group, but can be placed into teams to compete against one another! Play for fun or keep score and see who emerges as Play Day Champions! 

Station 1:  Bottle Flip Challenge

Station 2: Paper Plane Cornhole Challenge

Station 3: Bowl Ball Challenge

Station 4: Water Bottle Trap Challenge

Station 5: Towel Flip Challenge

Use this SCORESHEET to track the challenges! Each challenge is played for 1 minute. You can play each challenge 3 times and have each player/team record their best score or cumulative score.  Attached are links to see how each challenge is played. Have fun!


These are great ways to get students motivated to participate and compete against one another solving a wide variety of themed trivia questions. Students will be asked a series of questions with three possible answers. Students select their answer by performing the exercise move that corresponds to the one they think is correct. These are just a few of our favourites. A quick search will lead you to so many more!

Guinness Book of Records – 2 Facts and a Flub

Disney Fitness Trivia

Sports Fitness Trivia

Zookeeper Fitness – Guess the Animal Sound

Guess Who? Family Workout Pets Edition – Guess the Animal Shadow


This PE guru does it all! He has a blog, a podcast, a website, and a YouTube channel. He’s on several social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest! He is a very creative and passionate educator who offers a diverse range of resources that any teacher can immediately integrate into their own programming. You really have to check him out! If you’ve already clicked on the Play Day activities I posted…that’s him!


Dave Tunzi is a Health & Physical Education Specialist (K-6) with the Toronto Catholic District School Board at St. Henry and Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Academy in Scarborough.

Instagram: @tunzofun

This addition of 3 Teacher Tips Thursday is brought to you by: Teachers meet Teachers. A group of educators who’s motto is “Changing Education by fuelling those who run it!”

Instagram: @teachersmeetteachers

I hope you enjoyed our 30th weekly edition of 3 Teacher Tips Thursday. Got an idea, online tool, or PD opportunity you want to share? Email stefanie.lenzo@tcdsb.org.


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