There is a wide range of programs and resources available online. We appreciate the hard work of organizations and individuals and thank them for sharing their ideas and activities online with the well-being of young Canadians in mind.
Below you will find links to additional sources for activity ideas that we hope will be able to further support you in your role as well as your students and their families.
DASH staff have been hard at work putting together easy-to-use, one-page resources that can connect educators and parents to the BC Physical and Health Education Curriculum for grades Kindergarten through to Grade 7. Check back regularly as content is updated daily.
Ever Active Schools
A connecting point and hub within Alberta for the advancement of comprehensive school health and the support of provincial efforts around healthy children and youth – offering a large selection of free downloadable resources in addition to paid-for programs
Alongside Ontario's teachers, Ophea has put together a collection of our health and physical education content to use with your kids to stay healthy and active at home. These resources can be used to continue learning while at home and are appropriate for parents and caregivers and as part of your child’s teachers’ health and physical education lesson planning.
NBS’ Community Dance programs
Movement has the unique ability to connect people and provide comfort during challenging times. NBS' online dance resources are free, easy to access and available for kids, seniors, or the whole family!
*Endorsed by PHE Canada
Active for Life - At Home Resources
Over the years, Active for Life published many articles with activity ideas for families to do at home. Visit their website for 200+ of their favourite ideas from the Active for Life archives.
Apple Schools – Home Challenges
Apple Schools's 12 Days of Fitness challenge presents a fun way to be active indoors.
BOKS At Home Resources
With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS will share as many free games and activities as possible to keep kids active and happy during this difficult time.
Canadian Olympic School Program
Aimed at sparking discussions about values, telling stories that inspire, and encouraging students to find creative solutions to suggested challenges and current issues.
CIRA provides many game ideas through its publications and free game videos. Check them out and feel free to adapt these games as family activities.
Dark Horse - I Love A Challenge
I Love A Challenge! is a series of 40 video challenges for elementary-aged kids designed to foster a growth mindset and a love for physical activity.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is on a mission to ensure our young people are never alone as we all face an unprecedented global crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic. Each and every young person across Canada needs your help more than ever. Although we’re far apart physically, our young people must feel help is close.
Nourish Nova Scotia
Nourish Nova Scotia supports healthy eating programs in schools. The blog and online resources are designed for learning at home. Content is created on a regular basis.
PL3Y - 16 Follow-Along Dances YouTube Videos
Check out this 16-song dance playlist on Youtube. These Follow Along Videos are made for at-home Physical Education lessons, or to share to encourage families to stay active during this time. All DANCEPL3Y Follow-Along dances are designed to develop Fundamental Movement Skills while supporting physical literacy and promoting positive mental health.
Sport for Life - Physical Literacy at Home
Sport for Life has developed a series of short videos called “Physical Literacy at Home” that help support parents and guardians and kids to develop physical literacy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. These activities are selected from our PLAYBuilder resource. We create two videos per week and will provide a new video to this page on Tuesday and Thursday for the next number of weeks, so please check back often and feel free to share.
Surrey Schools (SD36) - Social & Emotional Learning Ideas
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Check out these SEL resources for parents prepared by Surrey Schools.
ThePhysicalEducator.com - Distance Learning for PE
ThePhyiscalEducator.com put together a curriculum document to be shared with students and families. In it, you will find at-home lesson plans as well as a variety of resources that families can check out in order to build a healthy home environment during this pandemic.
YGym Virtual Physical Activity For Kids
YGym - a free healthy community program for young people and families across Canada! YGym is instructed by YMCA certified fitness instructors and features content based on YMCA Canada's Health & Fitness Programs and Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines.
*While we share these resources, please note that these resources have not been officially reviewed or endorsed by PHE Canada, unless specifically noted. If you would like to add your resource to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.