Walktober Activity Kit

Hoppin’ from A to B

October 1 – 31, 2021 

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. While some students are at learning at home and some at school, we curated activities that work wherever you are. 

About the Kit

This kit includes posters and promo materials, and a set of activities 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. 

InternationaL Walk to

School Day

Take a walk for International Walk to School Day on October 6, 2021!

Activities

 

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 Word Game: Crossword
  • Walking Word Game: Word Find
  • Walking Across Canada
  • AQHI Videos
  • Air Pollution Experiment
  • Board Game
  • Walktober Pledge

Need a physical copy? Send us an email to see if we can help you out. We’ve got a few kits available, and can mail it to you.
cameron@greenactioncentre.ca 

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 Crossword

      Are you stuck inside but thinking of being outside? Try out a Crossword!

      All Ages. 

      Download a Crossword >>

        Walking Word Find

        Are you stuck inside but thinking of being outside? Try this Word Find!

        All Ages. 

        Download a Word Find >>

          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 >>

          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 – fillable (11 x 17)
          Customizable PDF! Download the PDF, open, and type in your own program and 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 x 101

          cameron@greenactioncentre.ca

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