Olympic Education

Physical Literacy program: From playing to learning to glory

Lesson description

Blending Olympic values and symbols, physical activity and Olympic engagement, this program is divided into eight action packed sessions where participants learn about an Olympic value from profiled Tokyo 2020 Olympic athletes.

With goal of developing physically literate students, participants will develop fundamental movements skills in a fun and enjoyable way that will give them the confidence to participate in different physical activities, sports, and games.


Lesson instructions

  1. Download the Leader’s Guide to learn how to implement the program
  2. Build a physical literacy program suitable for your students using the downloadable, interchangeable and adaptive 8 week programming

Special features

This Physical Literacy Program profiles over 20 Tokyo Olympians that demonstrate various Olympic Values that students can integrate in the daily lives. Featuring various physical literacy tips, students will also develop various fundamental movement skills through ice-breaker activities, warm-ups and games.


Learning outcomes

At the end of this lesson, students will practice developing the following fundamental movement skills : 

  1. Agility and coordination
  2. Object control
  3. Swimming
  4. Jumping
  5. Throwing
  6. Catching
  7. Balance
  8. Running

Thank you!

The Canadian Olympic School Program wishes to thank and acknowledge the contributions of The Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services . Without their efforts, this project would not have been possible.

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Canadian Olympic School Program
500 West René-Lévesque Blvd, 2nd floor
Montréal, QC Canada H2Z 1W7
cosp@olympic.ca