For information on the Early Years (0-4 years) -skip to the bottom of this page!
Grade 5 ActivPass (Community Physical Activity Pass)
To find out more about affordable recreation programs through the City fee-assistance program, check HERE.
Get Active After School!
For loads of ideas on getting active after school, download the After-School Activity Guide from ParticipAction. Included is a fun Physical Activity Tracker which lets you see if you are getting the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day!
How you can get active!
There are many ways for kids to get active and move their bodies! The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children ages 5-11 are physically active for at least 60minutes every day. (Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children- 5-11 years)
Accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity every day.
Vigorous-intensity activities (at least 3 days per week) will make you sweat and be ‘out of breath’. Examples include: skipping, swimming and running.
Strength: at least 3 days per week
- Walking or hiking
- Riding a bike
- Ice skating
- Dancing (all kinds)
- Playing catch
- Tossing a frisbee
- Running through a sprinkler
- Games ie – Tag
- Martial Arts
- Hip Hop classes
- pick-up games of soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball etc. Kayaking
- Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing
All children should wear the appropriate protective gear when participating in sports, thus ensuring safety while being physically active and having FUN!
The Early Years (ages 0-4 years)
Check out all the activities for children ages 0-6 during Kingston and area’s “Success By 6 Week” (May 5-13, 2012).
Just out: Children 4 and under should move more, sit less and avoid screens. Find out the latest recommendations on just how much!
For fun exercises that adults can do with very young children, click here.
Follow these ideas from ParticipAction to get your preschooler moving:
- Encourage your young kids to play.
- Provide a safe, nurturing and minimally structured play environment.
- Get your child to climb, swing and play at the local playground.
- Instead of using a pram or stroller, encourage your child to walk part of the way.
- Too wet or cold out? Turn up the music and have a dance party.