Grade 5 ActivPass (Community Physical Activity Pass)
If you are in grade 5, you can use your ActivPass card for FREE access to recreation facilities where you can swim, skate or use a gym! More information about the Grade 5 & 9 ActivPass can be found on our ActivPass Page.
The City of Kingston offers a fee-assistance program to make municipal recreation more affordable. Check their website to find out more about their SPARK program.
Get Active After School!
Need ideas for getting active after school? Download the After-School Activity Guide from ParticipAction. Included is a Physical Activity Tracker which lets you see if you are getting the daily recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity!
How can you get active? Check the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines!
There are many ways for kids to get active and move their bodies! The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines recommend that children and youth ages 5-17 achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour and sufficient sleep every day. A healthy 24 hour day includes:
- SWEAT (get at least 60 minutes/day of moderate to vigorous physically active every day),
- STEP (get several hours of light physical activity every day),
- SLEEP (uninterrupted 9-11 hours of sleep/night for 5-13 year olds and 8-10 hours/night for 14-17 year olds, and
- SIT (no more than 2 hours/day of recreational screen time or extended periods of sitting).
- Download a copy of The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children & Youth (ages 5-17).
Kids should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to- vigorous intensity activity every day.
Moderate-intensity activities will cause you to sweat a little and breathe harder.
Examples include: cycling and playing in the playground.
Vigorous-intensity activities will make you sweat and feel ‘out of breath’. These activities should be performed at least 3 days a week.
Examples include: skipping, swimming and running.
Strength building activities should be performed at least 3 days a week. These types of activities help to build strong muscles and bones.
Examples include swimming, gymnastics, cycling and strength training.
These activities are great for kids!
- Walking or hiking
- Riding a bike
- Ice skating
- Dancing (all kinds)
- Playing catch
- Tossing a frisbee
- Running through a sprinkler
- Games ie – Tag, Hide & Seek
- Martial Arts
- Hip Hop classes
- Pick-up games of soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball etc. Kayaking
- Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing
All children should have appropriate supervision and wear necessary protective gear when participating in sports, thus ensuring safety while being physically active and having FUN!