Walktober Activity Kit

Hoppin’ from A to B

October 1 – 31, 2023

Celebrate Walktober at school or at home!

Here are games and activities to get students learning, playing and walking to school, friends houses, or anywhere in the neighbourhood. We curated activities that work wherever you are.

About the Kit

This kit includes posters and promo materials, and a set of activities that cover a range of ideas and goals to both keep kids active and offer hands-on learning. They’re all available to view online, or download and print.

There’s also some info on how to get some extra support. 

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Resources, activity sheets and guides to make your Walktober a success. There’s something for indoors and outdoors, in the classroom or at home. Let’s make learning engaging, active and FUN!

What’s included?


  • Walktober Kilometre Tracking
  • Walktober Walkabout
  • Walkability Audit
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Walktober Calendar
  • Walk Across It: Acrostic poetry
  • Walking Across Canada
  • AQHI Videos
  • Air Pollution Experiment
  • Board Game
  • Walktober Pledge

Walktober Kilometre Tracking

Track all the kilometres you walk, run, hop, scooter, or roll.

TIP: 4 pages. Print single sided, then tape together to make one large poster!

All Ages.

Download English poster >>
Download French poster >>

    Walkabout Scores

    How does your community score? See if your streets are good or bad for walking using this simple checklist.

    Get the score sheet >>
    Presentation (PDF) >> 
    Presentation (pptx) >>

    Ages: 5+

    Hosting your own? Watch our 17-minute tutorial

    Walkabouts 101 >>


    Walkability Audit

    Go for a walk in your neighbourhood, and assess it’s walkability. Are there cross walks? What about sidewalks?

    Get the checklist >>
    Presentation (PDF) >>
    Presentation (pptx) >>

    Ages: 12+

    Hosting your own? Watch our 17-minute tutorial

    Walkabouts 101 >>

    Walkabout Drawing

    Look at your neighbourhood with a critical eye. What do you like about it? What could be different? This is a great activity for a rain day – use your imagination and memory!

    Get the worksheet >>
    Presentation (PDF) >>
    Presentation (pptx) >>

    Ages: 5+


    Walktober Scavenger Hunt

    Can you find them all? 

    All Ages. 

    Download the sheet >>

      Walktober Calendar

      Incorporate fun challenges on your daily walk and mark the calendar every day you complete a challenge.

      All Ages.

      Download Calendar >>

      Walk Across It

      Write acrostic poems!

      All Ages. 

      Download the worksheet >>

      Walking Across Canada

      Track your steps and see how far you can walk across Canada on your own, as a family or as a class!

      Ages: 5+

      Download the Walk Across Canada Activity >>

      Learn About Air Quality

      Air quality can be measured, and we use the Air Quality Health Index to understand it. After learning about AQHI, do a science experiment!

      All Ages.

      Learn about AQHI >>

      Do a Science Experiment >>

      Clean Air Game

      Can you keep your air clean?

      Ages 5+

      Learn how to play >>

      Get the game board >>

      Walktober Pledge

      What do your students want to commit to doing for Walktober?

      All Ages. 

      Take a pledge >>

      Need inspiration?

      Check out these videos to learn what other cities are doing to encourage walking and active transportation! 

      Walkabout resources

      Host your own walkabout to talk with students about walking safety 

      We wish we could come to every school to talk with students. But with limitations this year, here are some resources for you to host your own interactive lesson with students about walking, safe infrastructure, and neighbourhood accessibility.

      1. Watch Walkabouts 101

      Here’s a short 17-min video with some info from us about how to host your walkabout. 

      Watch on Youtube >>

      2. Choose a walkabout model and get walking

      Pick from the three options (download them from the set of activities above)

      – Walkabout: Walkability Scores
      – Walkabout Drawing
      – Walkability Audits

      3. Use the presentation slides

      We put together a set of slides for you to use to talk with students before going on a walkabout. Available as a pdf or powerpoint.

      Presentation (PDF) >>
      Presentation (pptx) >>

      Posters and PRomo

      Social media links, posters and images to promote Walktober to your school community

      Click on the links to download! 

      Letter to parents and guardians (8.5 x 11)

      Download >>

      Walktober Poster (11 x 17)

      Download >>

      Walktober Poster – blank (11 x 17)
      Customizable PDF! Download the PDF and add your school’s event details. 

      Download >>

      Supports for parents and teachers

      Have any questions? Looking for some extra information? Need help with planning a safe walk? Give us a call or drop us a line!

      (204) 925-3777 


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