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Move & Play Resource Cards

Move & Play Resource Cards

These resources have been created to assist activity leaders in integrating physical literacy into their programs.

Move & Play through Physical Literacy

Use these activity cards to develop physical literacy in variety of programs and environments! This resource includes over 75 activity cards focusing on the first 3 stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model: Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train.


Move & Play Through Winter, Eh? – Get active outdoors this winter!

This resource was created to highlight the importance of outdoor play in the winter and to provide some fun ways to do so. Learning Fundamental Movement Skills, such as sliding and gliding, and engaging in fun outdoor play in the snow are important elements to developing physical literacy in Canada.

The cards are divided into three sections:

  • #myactivefamily: information and ideas that to get active with the whole family
  • Outdoor Games: outdoor games ideal for school or recreation programming. These games can be played in all weather conditions, when participants are properly dressed for the weather.
  • Dance!: Take the music outside and try 3 of the winter themed group dances provided by DANCPL3Y

Move & Play at Recess

Over the past few years, there has been emerging research indicating that the use of painted lines on playground tarmac surfaces, can be an effective and low cost means to help increase moderate to vigorous physical activity levels in children.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the University of Calgary, the Faculty of Kinesiology gave the “Gift of Play” to 50 schools in the Calgary area that are in need of a playground pick-me-up. As a legacy to this project, we have distributed stencil kits (paint can be purchased separately) from this project to each of the Be Fit For Life Centre’s across Alberta. Please contact contact your local Be Fit For Life Centre if you would like to borrow a stencil kit to enhance your outdoor play environment.

This resource can be used to supplement activities in the classroom, quality physical education, and in conjunction with games enjoyed during free play. Playground stencils can be replicated with sidewalk chalk or tape.

Move & Play The Inclusive Way

Enhance the physical confidence & competence of any child, regardless of ability.

The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement at the University of Alberta has collaborated with the Be Fit For Life Centres to create “Move and Play… the Inclusive Way” resource cards. Based on the popular Move and Play cards, this inclusive expansion pack provides tips, tricks, tools and theories to turn any game or activity into something that can enhance the physical confidence and competence of any child, regardless of ability.

The cards cover important topics such as strategies to adapt games, suggestions on how to modify games already included in the original Move and Play deck, critical reflection questions, do’s and don’ts of language, guided discovery questions and much more!


The MOVE & PLAY cards are designed with minimal equipment in mind and equipment alternatives are often suggested. Below is a sample list of equipment utilized:

  • Variety of balls
  • Beach balls
  • Hoops
  • Poly spot markers
  • Pylons
  • Bean Bags
  • Jump ropes
  • Balloons
  • Paddle bats or short-handled badminton racquets
  • Pool noodles
  • Pinnies for flags (or juggling scarves)
  • Whistle

Please note the above equipment does not come with the kit provided by Moving & Choosing. If you would like to purchase the Move & Play Cards, please contact Amy Risk Richardson at the Be Fit For Life Centre 403 504-3548 or befitforlife@mhc.ab.ca