At School

SPARK

SPARK’s website is a great place to find easy to read information. Physical education curriculum ideas, resources, printable worksheets and ideas for developing and implementing Physical Activity guidelines/policies for schools.

www.sparkpe.org/physical-education

Physical Activity After School

This website has information on activities to promote physical activity for your children or students (Grades 4-8). Games, lesson plans, quizzes and other printable resources are offered free of charge.

www.afterschoolpa.com/home.html

Preschool Learning Online

Preschool learning online is a great web resource for preschool aged children. Nursery rhymes, games, printable activities, stories, parent forums and school lunch and snack ideas.

www.preschoollearningonline.com

PE Central

This website is a great sport for parents, teachers and caregivers to find physical activity lesson plans. Sub categories include jumping and landing, balancing, cooperative learning, running, throwing and catching, gymnastics, rhythm, dance and movement; all with excellent descriptions and printable sheets readily available.

www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/elementary/preschoolmenu.asp

A to Z Teacher Stuff

A to Z has great physical activity resources for students preschool aged up to grade 12. Printable sheets and user submitted activities are available. Lesson themes, tips and tools are also available for review. Submit your unique games or activities and share them with a global audience of students!

www.atozteacherstuff.com/Lesson_Plans/Physical_Education/index.shtml

Ever Active School

Ever Active’s website has a great section of downloadable material for teachers and caregivers; lesson plans, worksheets and research reports for physical activity among children in school. Teacher handbooks, games, quizzes and interesting facts and ideas are also found here.

www.everactive.org/physical-activity

Government of Manitoba

If you’re looking to develop physical activity safety policies or perhaps support a safe PA day at your school documents provided on this website will help you with understanding where to start, getting it going and what it means to be active in a safe way.

www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/docs/support/pehe_safety

Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation presents this paper on ‘Schools and Physical Activity’. Statistics generated by the Heart and Stroke foundation as well as their own recommendations are included. A great resource for frontline health workers looking for more background support of physical activity programming.

www.heartandstroke.com/site/pp.aspx?c=ikIQLcMWJtE&b=3484287&printmode=1

Healthy Alberta

As a parent, you may have heard the term “daily physical activity” or “DPA.” This article will give you: More information about what daily physical activity means, why it’s important, how it can work in your child’s school and ways to support your school’s efforts to encourage kids to be more physically active in school.

www.healthyalberta.com/HealthyPlaces/519.htm

NCHE

NCHE has produced this great brochure for easily introducing physical activity guidelines and ideas to your school, home and places of work.

www.nche.org/ParentBrochurePhysicalActivity.pdf

Safe Route to School

Green Communities Canada hosts the Active and Safe Routes to School web site featuring excellent resources, tools and information for parents and teachers to help kids find active and safe ways to get to and from school, while at the same time, protecting the environment.

www.saferoutestoschool.ca

Active Healthy Kids

  The web site provides programs and resources to help community leaders and parents find ways to provide physical activity opportunities for all Canadian children and youth. View latest publications and the annual report card on Physical Activity in Canadian Children.

www.activehealthykids.ca

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

This national non-profit organization is dedicated to having more girls and women participate in and act as leaders for sport and physical activity. Programs and resources are for teachers, coaches, community leaders and parents who want to know more about being active. While the CAAWS website is full of programs and resources.

www.caaws.ca/e

High Five

HIGH FIVE® is a quality standard of Parks and Recreation Ontario designed to support the safety, well-being and healthy development of children in recreation and sport programs. Parents and professionals are provided with tools, training and resources that promote and support the principles of healthy child development.

www.highfive.org/default.aspx

Silkens Active Kids

Founded by Silken Laumann, former Olympic rower, the mission of this organization is to: get more children playing across the country in order to encourage active, fit children, to encourage parents to play with their children, to energize families and neighbourhoods to create opportunities for children to play safely and to support a national network of neighbourhood volunteers.

www.silkensactivekids.ca/images/banner/silken_banner_01.swf

CIRA Ontario

CIRA Ontario is an incorporated, non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage, promote and develop active living, healthy lifestyles and personal growth through intramural and recreational programs within the education and recreation communities.

www.ciraontario.com

Physical Education Canada

Online resource for educators, parents or anyone wishing to gain more knowledge about Physical Education resources and activities.

www.phecanada.ca/eng/index.cfm