Here is the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. With input from expert stakeholders, it was created from almost half a million votes cast by Canadians. Each activity on the list includes adaptations and variations, ensuring that anyone can participate regardless of age, ability or level of experience. Many of the activities are also symbolically numbered—can you pick them out? No explanation is required for #99 (hockey) but how about #126 (basketball) representing how many years ago the sport was invented in Canada?
Let’s Play provides basic tools for teachers and rec programmers to deliver inclusive physical activity programs for kids with physical disabilities and mobility impairments. The Let’s Play activities page provides a long list of fun physical activities and games. Each activity description outlines the setup, rules, objectives, equipment, time required, and number of participants. Let’s Play also provides hints and suggestions for making activities more inclusive on their Modifications and Adaptations page.
Have a Ball Together is a web site for early childhood educators and parents who want to give children the right start in physical activity. Produced through Health Nexus’ Best Start initiative, the web site features a long list of age-appropriate physical activities and games for children ages 0-6 years. It also has fact sheets on children and physical activity, and tips and ideas for getting children active.
The Fit Kids Healthy Kids web resource provides an extensive list of fun, non-competitive and inclusive games that develop fundamental movement skills. The games and activities are easy to search, and the instructions are clear and concise. In addition, short videos illustrate how each game is played. Fit Kids Healthy Kids is an excellent resource for developing physical literacy through low-organized games, stationed play, dance, modified sport, and free play.
The Hop™ Early Learning Practitioners Resource is a handbook for community services providers and other professionals who work with families with children ages three to five years. It provides guidelines for using LEAP BC™ resources with young children in early learning settings, as well as background information on healthy child development. Also available are HOP activity cards. Download here.
The Best of NB Pocket Cards is an initiative of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition of NB. The Best of NB Pocket Cards are a result of HEPAC’s collective infrastructure and collaboration involving key members Recreation NB, Parks NB, , Physical Literacy NB, and GNB’s Wellness Branch. These Pocket Cards showcase a series of activities and recipes that aim to support front-line leaders of children and youth in promoting outdoor play, physical literacy and healthy eating. The activities included in these cards provide a sneak peek into some of New Brunswick’s most useful resources in the fields of recreation, health and wellness. Click here to download.
The Be Fit For Life Network has created the Move & Play through Physical Literacy cards to assist activity leaders interested in integrating Physical Literacy into a variety of programs, activities and environments. These cards are designed to be used in a variety of applications including the home, school or community settings. Over 75 cards are included in this set, focusing on Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.
This document is a collection of activities developed at Mount Royal University to promote the development of physical literacy in preschool children. It describes structured physical activities that can be delivered with basic equipment and spaces that most early childhood centres possess. The activities focus on building basic gross motor skills that are important in early childhood development.