PlaySport is an online activity-based resource designed to maximize the fun, inclusion, participation, and success of everyone when building their physical literacy.  

PlaySport helps children and youth develop an understanding of and competency with skills and strategies associated with physical activities and a wide range of games and sports. The activities in PlaySport can provide experiences for participants to help them build physical literacy and skills for lifelong healthy, active living.  

PlaySport uses the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach. It has been designed for use in physical education settings, but can be adapted for use in other settings (e.g., intramural, recreation, community, or after-school programs) provided appropriate measures to adhere to the safety criteria within the activities are implemented.  

PlaySport includes: 

  • Downloadable activity cards with step-by-step instructions. 
  • Variations within each activity card to promote participant voice, choice, inclusion, and belonging when engaging in physical activity. 
  • Links within each activity to the Key Movement Skills, Concepts, and Strategies within The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Health and Physical Education (2019) and/or The Ontario Curriculum, Grade 9-12: Health and Physical Education (2015)
  • Strategies for adopting a Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy (CRRP) lens so participants feel safe and included in the teaching and learning environment.  
  • Considerations for using activities in intramural and after-school settings. 
  • Information about the connections between physical activity and its impact on participants’ mental and physical health and overall well-being. 

Funding support for the most recent adaptation and delivery of the PlaySport resource was provided by the Government of Ontario. The views expressed and information presented in this resource are those of Ophea, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.