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Entries by Lucy Fox

PLAYBuilder: Indoor Activities to Get Your Students Moving 

Students can get restless inside all day.  What are some ways to release your students’ energy indoors, while also developing physical literacy?  PLAYBuilder, a digital lesson planning platform, offers access to 700+ games and 100+ lesson plans for K-7 educators— including those that are adaptable or made to take place in a gymnasium or classroom! […]

PLAYBuilder: COVID-Safe Physical Literacy Activities for Colder Days

Winter is here in B.C., and finding ways to keep students active and engaged, without always braving the winter weather, can be challenging particularly with COVID considerations.  Looking for some indoor-friendly, COVID-safe activities? PLAYBuilder is a great tool to help build lessons that are fun and support the development of physical literacy. PLAYBuilder is a […]

Five Movement Breaks to Incorporate in Your School Day

For educators, short movement breaks throughout the day can help develop students’ physical literacy, improve focus and increase learning. But it can be a challenge to find a variety of activities that your students will enjoy that still encourage the development of physical literacy through fundamental movement skills.  Here, we share five easy and fun […]

Olympic Celebrations: Physical Activities to Promote Diversity in Your Classroom

Sport and physical activity can bring students of all cultures together. When students share an engaging sport or physical activity experience with classmates from the various cultures and countries represented in the B.C. school system, they have the unique opportunity to make friends with people from all sorts of backgrounds. The more diversity they encounter, […]

PLAYBuilder Activities: Three Games to Try with Hula Hoops! 

What equipment does your gym have that you are curious about using more often? Hula hoops are simple pieces of equipment that have a variety of uses beyond just hula hooping! All it takes is a bit of creativity.  Here are three examples of physical activity and physical literacy games featuring hula hoops, from the School […]

Physical Activity for the Classroom: Four Games to Play with Your Students

As the winter weather starts, you might be looking for ways to keep physical activity a part of your daily class’ routine without needing to go outside between your gym blocks. Physical activity and physical literacy aren’t just things you can work on when outside or in the gym. Here are four activities to encourage […]

Physical Literacy Assessment: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Physical literacy is a competency in the B.C. Physical and Health Education (PHE) Curriculum. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate a wide variety of fundamental movement skills in various settings, using proper techniques. But how can we as educators assess those fundamental movement skills to support our students’ development? The answer: Physical literacy assessment. […]

Finding the Happy Medium: Games with Various Levels of Difficulty

In a classroom setting, you will likely have students at varying levels of ability. It’s important to provide them with opportunities to try an activity and challenge themselves, without the activity being too difficult for them.  How can you support different levels of ability, while still focusing on one game or activity? Consider modifications and […]

Social Emotional Learning 101: An Overview for K-7 Educators

Social emotional learning is a term used within the education sector today. But what exactly does it mean, and how can it benefit your students? On October 22, 2021, from 11:00 – 12:00 PT, join the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project for “Social Emotional Learning 101: An Overview for K-7 Educators”. This webinar […]