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51 Super Physical Education Writing Prompts

Physical Education Writing Prompts for Students — Exercise isn’t just for people who want to lose weight – it’s also an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To help celebrate the benefits of physical education, check out these 51 exercise-themed journal prompts.

Writing Prompts about Physical Education

In addition to physical education at school, we love to encourage parents to work out with their children in order to teach them the importance of exercise and physical activity.

Fun, engaging choices such as riding bikes, hiking, playing ball, or going paddle boarding are just a few physical activities that are great for families to do together.


With more children reaching levels of obesity, it’s important for kids to understand the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Physical education class at school provides an outlet during the school day a few days a week (sometimes even less), but a regular schedule of physical activity has endless benefits.

See and Use Our Fabulous list of Physical Education Writing Prompts with Your Kids

As students use these physical education writing prompts and essay ideas to journal about exercise, they will be able to think about how exercise can have an impact on their lives.

They’ll consider ways they and their parents can exercise together despite busy schedules, while also thinking about the way they feel after a good workout. After journaling about all the fun and great feelings that come with an active lifestyle, students will be excited to start exercising!

Help students in all grades get a jump on their way to a happy and healthy lifestyle with these fantastic physical education writing prompts and journal topics.

Take a look now and enjoy!

51 Physical Education Writing Prompts

  1. How can you encourage others to exercise? What benefits will you share with them?
  2. How can you and your parents exercise together?
  3. Why is exercise so important?
  4. Do you like exercising indoors or outdoors better?
  5. What is your favorite part of gym class?
  6. After I exercise, I feel…
  7. Devise a fun game that involves running, jumping, skipping, and hopping.
  8. Write about the importance of stretching before and after workouts.
  9. Would you rather take a long walk or a short run? What are the benefits of each?
  10. How often do you exercise?
  11. Come up with three ways you and your family can get more active together.
  12. How can you encourage your family to exercise together?
  13. Does your family go to a gym?
  14. Nutrition is also very important to fitness – how does good nutrition relate to exercise?
  15. Make a list of five small ways people could be more active and write about their importance.
  16. What is your favorite sport that gets you moving?
  17. What do you know about the benefits of exercise?
  18. What is your favorite way to exercise?
  19. How does living an active lifestyle help you to appreciate your mobility?
  20. What are some ways to make exercise even more fun?
  21. What is your exercise commitment? How will you keep it?
  22. Describe your ideal workout routine.
  23. How many days each week are you active?
  24. What does it mean to have an active lifestyle?
  25. How can you and your family make time together for exercise each day?
  26. What do you think of when you think of exercise?
  27. Do you like listening to music while you exercise? What kind? How does it make you feel?
  28. How does your body feel after you exercise?
  29. What emotions do you feel when you exercise?
  30. How can you teach your family about the benefits of exercise?
  31. Do you think people exercise enough?
  32. Is it more important to exercise or eat right – or both?
  33. Do you exercise with your family or by yourself?
  34. How do you feel when you go a long time without exercising?
  35. How does your pet help you to exercise?
  36. What are some surprising ways to get exercise?
    Kids Physical Education Writing Ideas and Journal Prompts
  37. Write about the best workout you ever had.
  38. What are some good exercises to do inside when it gets cold or rainy?
  39. What are your favorite active things to do outside when it’s warm?
  40. The best part of exercising is…
  41. After exercising with your family, how do you feel?
  42. Make a week-long exercise schedule of games for you and a parent to follow.
  43. What are some of the largest benefits of exercise?
  44. What is your favorite kind of exercise machine?
  45. Do you prefer getting active by playing team sports or individual ones?
  46. How can exercise be a good time to connect with your family?
  47. What is the most important thing you’ve learned about exercise?
  48. What time of day do you like to exercise?
  49. Is exercise important to your family?
  50. Think of ten active things you can do with your parents.
  51. Do you believe exercise is important? How can you implement this belief in your life?

Writing assignments can be such fun when kids can share their personal experiences, especially when they’re an every day activity. I hope you enjoyed this wonderful list of physical education writing prompts and use them with your kids!

No matter what part of the school year it is, you’ll find tons of ideas for student journals – from short story ideas to lesson plans, we’ve got you covered!

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Physical Education Themed Writing Topics

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