At Active for Life we strive to promote physical literacy as much as possible, in many languages. In fact, some of our most popular printable resources are available in Spanish. These free resources are designed to help children and families to be more active today, so they can be active for life.
Whether you’re educating parents on the concept of physical literacy for the first time, need quick and easy activities for kids, or even want to encourage families to get outside during all seasons, we have a variety of free, colourful printable resources available.
On this page you will find all of our Spanish translations of resources promoting physical literacy.
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 download the infographic
and print it as a poster or 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Active for Life has created a set of games and activities for parents to play with their kids. Select the child’s age range below to download the corresponding playbook.
Bookmarks explaining physical literacy
Adapted from our popular physical literacy infographic, these colourful eye-catching bookmarks will stick with your reading audiences. Every time one of your parents opens their favourite tome, they will be reminded that physical literacy is just as important for their kids as reading literacy.
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Note: As Active for Life is a privately funded Canadian initiative, we endeavour to fill the needs of Canadian organizations first. However, we will do our best to answer requests from outside Canada when possible.