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Infographic

Infographic poster
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.

Fortune teller

For school age kids, download and print this fortune teller, a favourite playground game, that gets kids practicing some of the fundamental movements that create the foundation for physical literacy. But don’t worry, they won’t realize that’s what they’re doing because they’ll be too busy having a blast with their friends (hint: you can try it too … how’s your physical literacy?)

Sock Ball Games

Active for Life Sockball Games
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.

Activity Dice

Active for Life Activity Dice
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.

Day Camp Colouring Sheet

Day camp colouring sheet
Summer camp is magical for kids. Even if your kids aren’t enrolled in a summer day camp, you can re-create some of that summer camp magic at home with Active for Life’s “Day Camp at Home” activity plans.

This printable colouring sheet illustrates the eight “camp” themes. Each weekly activity plan includes new ideas for games, activities, arts and crafts, book recommendations, and suggestions to prompt independent play.

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.

Posters

Posters of active kids

Similar in appearance to our postcards, these letter size posters are perfect for broadcasting the physical literacy message in public spaces such as schools, recreation centres, and health offices.

Perfect circle posters

The development of physical literacy is a circular process, and it happens in a range of environments through a variety of physical activities. These posters are designed to share that message in schools, recreation centres, and health offices.

“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.

APPLE Model poster

APPLE model poster
The APPLE Model shows how closely the concepts of physical literacy align with active play. Although learning to read and write are often prioritized, research tells us that physical activity is the fundamental key to brain development. Display the poster as a reminder to educators and parents to make active play and physical literacy a part of every child’s day. Learn more about how educators use the APPLE Model.

The APPLE Model is also available as a postcard.

Lifeguard parent poster

Lifeguard parent poster
It’s good to let children test their limits during play. Being a lifeguard parent means providing vigilant care, a parenting approach that allows children to develop understanding of risk and the confidence to manage it.

Multisport poster

For most sports and physical activities, kids should avoid specializing too early. In fact, they should try as many different sports and activities as possible before their teen years. You can help parents and coaches understand the benefits of multisport for kids by downloading this fun and informative poster in either 8.5×11 or 11×17 formats.

Digital assets

Slide show

Our attention-grabbing slideshow airs in community and recreation centres across Canada. It shows captivating images on a continuous loop with messages promoting physical literacy.

Presentation slide

Are you planning a presentation for educators, coaches, or others who could benefit from the content at Active for Life? You can use this slide to raise awareness of Active for Life’s articles and resources.

Twitter account for professionals

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