121 Classroom Activities to Promote Learning & Health

Hike Across Newfoundland

Hike Across Canada

Inservice Activities

20 Active Movements

Lesson Plans (Primary)

Lesson Plans (Elementary)



Kindergarten Equipment Activities

Kindergarten Non - Equipment Activities

1 – 3 Equipment Activities

1 – 3 Non-Equipment Activities

4 – 6 Equipment Activities

4 – 6 Non-Equipment Activities

K – 6 Equipment Activities

K - 6 Non-Equipment Activities

Outdoor Equipment Activities

Outdoor Non-Equipment Activities









          Over the past five years, teachers in over 40 schools in the western region of the NLESD have participated in a DPA inservice to help get students more active and healthy.   It is hoped that schools will continue to build on the momentum that has been created with these efforts.  

          The Daily Physical Activity initiative is an ‘active’ school program that has been implemented in all K – 6 schools in central Newfoundland by the Nova Central School District and in many K – 6 schools in eastern and western Newfoundland.  Participation for schools in the Daily Physical Activity program is voluntary.  Those schools that choose to get involved agree to provide 180 minutes of physical activity for students in a six-day cycle.  This typically amounts to twenty minutes or more on non-gym days.  Activity is led by classroom teachers and is linked to classroom curriculum.  Teachers will receive training in how to facilitate DPA (Daily Physical Activity) and will also receive ongoing support to make changes in their instructional strategies and include new activities. Each classroom teacher will receive a resource kit containing props that can be used to get students moving such as bean bags, juggling scarves, no-bounce balls, music CD’s, move cubes, and rubber chickens. 

         The Daily Physical Activity project is spearheaded in the western region by a local Active Living Committee.  The Committee is made up of various stakeholders who have come together out of concern about the lack of physical activity and poor nutrition among adults and children, which is leading to high rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. 

         In the 2007 – 2008 school year, six K – 6 schools in the Western School District participated in a pilot program and were trained in the Daily Physical Activity model.  Seven more schools implemented the program in the 2008-2009 school year.  In 2009 – 2010, the teachers at ten more schools received the training and began the program.  In January 2011, seventeen more schools received training to implement the DPA program.