What is physical literacy? If you are educating parents on the concept for the first time, it can be tricky to communicate some of the nuances. This colourful infographic summarizes a lot of complex ideas into a simple format that parents will understand. You can either direct parents to the infographic webpage
or you can download the infographic
and print it as a poster handout.
If you or your kids are trying to figure out ways to be active each day, here are some quick, simple ideas that require little or no equipment. Print out our Recipe for an Active Day
, then share it with your kids and get them thinking about moving their bodies each day.
Recipe for an Active Summer
Kids need active play every day, especially during summer holidays. This poster provides more than three dozen ideas for keeping kids active in summer, ranging from water play and obstacle courses to geocaching and tree climbing.
Enjoy active play, every day of winter.
Winter blues keeping your kids in the house? There are plenty of ways to get them active indoors and outdoors even when the snow starts to fall. This poster provides more than a dozen ideas, ranging from snow forts and snow angels to tobogganing and skating.
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Looking for ways to keep your kids physically active indoors? This poster describes a few simple games with sock balls
that kids can play in limited space. Print a copy for your refrigerator or home bulletin board, then show your kids how to make a simple sock ball.
Help kids to develop their fundamental movement skills using this activity dice. Simply print, cut, fold, and glue or tape into a cube, then roll for an active challenge. It’s a perfect game for promoting fun and physical literacy in minutes.
Spring Activities Scavenger Hunt
Download and print this fun spring scavenger hunt
so that you have it on hand the next time you and your child go outside to visit a park, nature trail, or your backyard. There are 25 separate activities to help you enjoy the outdoors this season.
Winter Activities Scavenger Hunt
Get children into the outdoors in winter. Use this list to search for wintry items and move with imagination over snow and ice.
Fall Activities Scavenger Hunt
Get children into the outdoors in autumn. Use this list to search for fall items and move with imagination outdoors.
is abuzz right now! This fun activity
weaves together all seven of your child’s senses. Look for things outdoors to smell, hear, see, touch, and taste and playfully move around to find them.
Camping Activities Scavenger Hunt
When kids go camping, this fun activity gets them looking closely at their natural environment. This scavenger hunt keeps them busy as they search for all the little treasures and experiences that are available in surrounding nature.
Printable articles for parents
These articles have been well received by parents because of their simplicity and relevance. During your program, you can print copies and hand them out to parents for added learning.
Are you wondering if your kids are ready to bike independently
? This printable poster helps you to assess their bike-riding skills before you let them go. It includes key questions to consider such as hand signals, recognizing common road signs, and general cycling ability and road awareness.
How to dress kids for winter
Kids need to be active outdoors in all seasons, including the winter
. Unfortunately the Canadian winter can be very uncomfortable if kids aren’t dressed right for the weather. This simple poster
shows how to dress correctly and stay safe while being active outdoors in the snow and ice.
“Parent Promise” posters
Encourage parents to commit to making physical activity a priority at home with our Parent Promise article and posters in your newsletters, on social media, in your school or facility and at events.