Physical Literacy

 

Go Noodle!

From team sports to a friendly neighborhood game of tag, there are many benefits that come from kids playing outside. However, most parents will argue that the benefits that matter the most are the ones that affect their child's physical and mental health....

Games for a Rainy Day

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather ~ John Ruskin When kids playing in the rain isn't really going to work for...

Circle Games for Small Spaces

Quite often we form circles to play games, have group discussions, or make announcements. Circle Games are easy to monitor, ensure that participants are on equal ground (no one is at the front of the line, etc), and enable everyone to see and hear one...

Physical Literacy Resource List

The team from Ever Active Schools are very helpful, and they have curated a GIANT list of resources to share with teachers. Here is a list of resources to share with schools    Ever Active Schools - Free Printable Downloads - Online Store  Be...

Fundamental Movement Skills: Video How Tos

The PATHWAY TO PHYSICAL LITERACY is a guideline to create physically literate communities by providing easy entry points for audiences (generalist, knowledgeable & specialist) across all community sectors (health, sport, recreation, education & media)....

Orange Marks the Spot

From team sports to a friendly neighborhood game of tag, there are many benefits that come from kids playing outside. However, most parents will argue that the benefits that matter the most are the ones that affect their child's physical and mental health....

Games for Understanding

The Teaching Games for Understanding approach was developed by researchers at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom to tap into children’s inherent desire to play. Bunker and Thorpe (1982) developed TGfU around the concept of teaching kids games by...

Orienteering <3

Orienteering involves mostly running or walking to find your way  through varied terrain such as forests or city parks. Participants navigate to a series of checkpoints marked on a map. The goal is to find each point, and if you are competitive, to do...

Games of Low Organization

The main purposes of low organizational games are to maximize game play and participation of all players, to create an environment that encourages fair play and emphasizes the importance of fitness, teamwork and fun while developing at least one game skill...

Agility Games for Kids

When working with kids, it’s important to engage them with fun and challenging fitness activities. Using these games for children, learn how to improve their functional movement patterns, cardiovascular efficiency and balance all while having a good time!...

JumpStart Educational Activities

Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue...

Winter Bucket List #GoOutside

From team sports to a friendly neighborhood game of tag, there are many benefits that come from kids playing outside. However, most parents will argue that the benefits that matter the most are the ones that affect their child's physical and mental health....

Create Your Own Map

Wouldn't it be cool if kids could create real maps of places they have explored, and apply their learning and understanding? And wouldn't it be awesome if parents, teachers and the public could access these maps and learn from them?!? Why not try it out?! There are a...

Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor activity that is similar to a treasure hunt. The goal of the activity is to find hidden containers known as caches or geocaches using a portable satellite navigation device called a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. Individuals who...

Walk and Talk

By asking a provocative open ended question or prompt, you can allow students to walk and discuss these questions. A good trick is to send them with sticky notes to leave at a pre-arranged place on their path with an answer to a question (and to pick up another one!)....

Go Outside: Rainbow Ice Tower Experiment

Get kids outside and exploring science while moving! Here is a fun activity for ALL elementary science classes! Works great in every season! Applicable Science Outcomes: General Learner Outcomes: Science Inquiry and Attitudes Grade 1: Senses Grade 2: Liquids,...

Playground Props

By studying the world with the help of intermediary objects, children learn about the physical and “mythical” characteristics of their three-dimensional surroundings through physically active play. Starting from the universal pull-along toy as inspiration, a new...

Nature Walks

While it is obvious that a nature walk is a welcome change from the classroom, an opportunity to get outside, enjoy some fresh air and get some exercise, its real benefits go much deeper. In fact, a simple nature walk can open one’s senses to the natural world in a...

Active for Life Lesson Plans

Active for Life is pleased to offer the following ready-made teaching units for educators, caregivers, and program leaders who want to deliver a logical series of physical literacy lessons to children in their care. Get the Active for Life Lesson Plans...