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Your Mood on Nature

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Learn about a study that explored the effects of nature on high school students’ moods, and then re-create the study yourself! This is a great way to help students make the connection between their actions and feelings.

BoosterBuddy

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BoosterBuddy is your friendly sidekick to help you manage your personal wellness journey. The app will take you through a series of daily quests where you can earn achievements and sustain positive habits.

Calming Kit Construction

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Generate a discussion with your child or student about what strong emotions feel like and what they commonly do to identify and manage these emotions.

Stigma-Free COVID-19 Youth Wellness Toolkit

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The Stigma-Free Society has created this toolkit for youth to use to help maintain their mental well-being during COVID-19. The toolkit also helps to increase youth mental health literacy skills.

Starting Seedlings From Cuttings

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Explore simple ways to grow herbs and other plants at home without seeds with DASH's Planting Seedlings from Cuttings video!

Mindful Walking

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Mindful Walking from Be Fit for Life provides four different walking meditations that you can use either independently or with your family.

Pocket Plants 3

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Ready for a fun learning challenge that also supports nutritional and mental health? Check out the third video in DASH's Pocket Plant series to help grow healthy and strong plants at home!

Starling Online Program

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The Starling Program provides tools and techniques to help cope with stress, regulate emotions and balance negative thoughts amidst COVID-19 news.

Leaning into Connection, Belonging and Opportunity

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Reflecting on how things have changed for the better as a result of COVID-19, will help us move forward as we start to imagine how we want our schools to look in a post-COVID-19 setting.    

Pocket Plants Activity

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Looking for a fun way to grow food with children? Disconnect from tech, reconnect with nature, and spring into the growing season with DASH’s pocket plant video. This activity is suitable for all ages.

Nature Art

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Spending time outdoors is a great way to promote positive mental and physical health. Here are a couple of art activities that can be done outdoors, perfect for home or school!

Calm in Your Bones

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This lesson plan introduces students to the fight-flight-freeze response and how to process their learning about anxiety.

CASEL Cares

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This webinar offers adults practical strategies for healthy emotion regulation to help our kids, ourselves, and our society thrive.

Get REAL! Digital Media Literacy Toolkit

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The Get REAL! Digital Media Literacy Toolkit features interactive activities to think critically about the body image messages we see, hear and read in the digital media culture every day.

H.Y.P.E at Home

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This 2-week home journaling journey uses hip-hop dance to help elementary students explore self-expression, personal fitness and how to develop an optimistic-mindset.

Social Distancing Games

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This blog post provides a host of ideas for teachers to use to ensure their students are keeping active and achieving their daily physical activity.

WE Well-Being Playbook

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A hands-on guide filled with everyday tools, actions and tactics to nurture your own mental well-being and the well-being of others.

Meaningful #HPEatHome

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The LAMPE research project provides thoughts on how educators can make PHE at home meaningful for students, so that they might engage with movement in their homes and communities and return to school looking forward to PHE class.

Better Together

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When making food together, families generate positive emotions and memories that contribute to strengthening relationships.

Social Distancing Games - Fun Friday

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Now that schools are back in session there has been an increased interest in social distancing games. This video shows you 4 games you can plan with your students that promote physical literacy skills, physical activity, quick thinking and even math.

Mood Meter

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This app encourages & reminds students to self-reflect on how they are feeling which helps develop a strong emotional intelligence.

Online Storybook Read Aloud & Lesson Plans

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BC Agriculture In The Classroom Foundation has provided a way to incorporate food into your home learning! These resources will help children and youth to build on their food literacy skills.

Pocket Plants Part 2

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Get ready to transplant your pocket plant seedlings into pots! Ask questions, make hypotheses, and observe to learn more about growing food with Pocket Plants Part 2 video!

Webinar: Strengthening Resilience, Leadership and Well-Being During and After Covid-19

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This webinar will show how resilience is one of the defining characteristics of a healthy organization.

CIRA Ontario

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CIRA Ontario shares creative, fun, and accessible activities that youth can do with the materials they have at home.

Get The Facts: Staying Connected

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Do Canadian high school students who feel more connected to their school, and the people there, experience other health benefits?

Building Physical Literacy in Small Spaces

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Check out this video for fun ways to maximize the use of a small spaces while promoting physical activity and fundamental movement skills.

Mindfulness For Teens

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Mindfulness for Teens is a website that provides information, tools, and resources to help teens engage in mindfulness practices.

Health and Wellness Daily Organizer

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First Nations Health Authority has created this Health & Wellness Daily Organizer that helps in supporting you to create SMART goals around four wellness streams: Be Active, Eat Healthy, Nurture Spirit, and Respect Tobacco.

Alphabet Activity Cards

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These printable Alphabet Animal cards will help you promote fundamental movement skills while supporting physical activity.

Water Balloon Fun

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Warmer weather is upon us and DASH wants to help you stay cool and active this summer! Check out these ideas on how to incorporate water balloons into your favourite games.

Kid Food Nation

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Kid Food Nation is an easy to navigate website that has something for everyone. Cooking with kids fosters skill development in reading, problem solving, following directions, measuring and more.

Physical Literacy at Home Videos

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Sport for Life created this video series to support parents and caregivers in developing physical literacy at home.Each video demonstrates an activity to build different fundamental movement skills, such as balance, throw, kick, and hop.

Welcome to Kindergarten Family Cookbook

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This cookbook not only provides easy and affordable receipts to make with your child, but also printable information on kitchen safety, healthy eating practices, planning meals together, and a list of fun and creative books for you to read with your child around food.

Oolichan/ Eulachon Fishing Lesson

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This video and narrative teaches students about a traditional form of food gathering. It connects food to culture and tradition.

BOKS At Home

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BOKS is sharing live-stream videos, activity packs, games, a fitness calendar and other creative ideas to help keep kids (and adults) moving.

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE)

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EASE (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) is a collection of evidence-informed anxiety prevention and resilience-building resources.

Dandelion Fritters

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Learn how to harvest and cook dandelion fritters in this instructional video from Fresh Roots!

Routine Kick-Starter Workout

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This circuit requires no exercise equipment and can be done in your home or in your yard.

WITS Home Activity Kit

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WITS, together with Bateman Foundation and DASH, have created a kit of fun activities for kids learning from home.

How Schools/Districts Support Staff Well-Being

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Staff well-being is an essential antecedent to student well-being. It is important that schools and districts take steps to reflect on their structures and practices to find ways that they can be more supportive of staff well-being.

Gratitude Jar

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A simple step-by-step instructional on how to create a gratitude jar. Thinking and writing down things that we are grateful for is an effective strategy to improve mood.

The Food Guide Digital Scavenger Hunt

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The Food Guide Digital Scavenger Hunt is a ready-to-print activity that encourages students to critically assess media headlines and consider whether they accurately reflect Canada’s dietary guidelines.

Chalk Games

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DASH invites you to create and share an active chalk game! All you need is chalk, a slab of pavement and your imagination. Get outside & let's see your creations!

Wellness Together Canada

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Wellness Together Canada has put together a free online portal where you can find wellness self-assessment and tracking, self-guided courses, apps, group coaching and community support as well as counselling by text or phone.

Project Chef

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Project Chef’s recipe page is a treasure trove of over 70 free food-literacy resources including kid-approved recipes.Making wholesome, nutritious meals empower children with the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy food choices so that they may lead healthy lives.

Active For Life KidsActive App

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Active for Life’s KidActive app helps to build a child’s physical literacy. It includes 50+ fun and easy activities that you can do with children to develop their fundamental movement skills.

Here2Talk

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Here2Talk helps connect students with free mental health access to confidential counselling and referral services, 24/7 availability via app, web and phone service.

Sense Walk

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This worksheet provides suggestions for ways to engage students to use their five senses (scent, sound, sight, touch and taste) while going on a walk

Family Food Story Cookbook Lesson Plan

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This printable and adaptable lesson plan connects students with family food traditions. Those who have access to technology, parent support, and cooking supplies, may learn to cook and enjoy a favourite family food together.

Cyberbullying

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This site provides resources that help youth, educators, and parents understand cyberbullying. The laws on cyberbullying, its effects, and how to respond to and prevent its incidence are also addressed.

Indoor Obstacle Course

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This Fun Friday with DASH will transform your kitchen, dining room and living room into an obstacle course for your kids. If you are stuck indoors, everyday items such as painters’ tape, chairs, blankets, stools, an ottoman and many toys can be used to create a fun obstacle course that will keep your kids moving.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

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This free Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook helps you take control of your emotions by creating a Stress Resilience Action Plan.

Stresslr

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Stresslr will help kids to understand what may cause them to feel stress, how they react to it, and how to develop healthy strategies to manage everyday stress.

The Working Mind

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This printable guide helps you build self-care into your daily or weekly routine to improve resilience and help prevent burnout.

Dance at Home

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Canada’s National Ballet School has provided fun and engaging dance activities including step by step videos and activity plans for kids at home.

Nature Play Activity

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Nature Play Activities allow children to explore at their own pace, challenge themselves and become masters of their own experience while building confidence and imagination.

Food Skills Expert

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The Food Skills Expert lesson plan includes a set of questions as a starting point to guide students to discover new things about food and develop their food skills.

PE with Joe

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Joe Wicks shares free all-ages workouts daily (M-F) on his YouTube channel. Thirty minutes of moderate- to vigorous-paced activity 3-5 days a week reduces anxiety, depression and stress.

My Amazing Little Cookbook

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This printable resource is filled with photos, easy-to-follow instructions and a host of age-appropriate recipes. Build family connections in the kitchen while creating a delicious meal.

Pathway Project

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Through simple, age- appropriate “Landmark” activities , children gain vital tools for physical and mental health, and lifelong relationships that bring joy and meaning to life.
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