PLay Boxes


Get outside and PLay!

Request the Active Start PLay Box - Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Request the Fundamentals PLay Box - Recommended for ages 6 and up.

PacificSport Okanagan's PLay Box promotes physical literacy through movement, play, and exploration. This lending program is possible through a partnership with PacificSport Okanagan.

Included in the PLay Box is equipment and activity cards with games designed to support children in their physical literacy journey. Children will learn fundamental movement skills which, in turn, will provide the foundation for lifelong daily activity. There are two versions of the PLay Box available to borrow: Active Start and Fundamentals.

Getting Started

Find an open space suitable for play – try your backyard, the local park, or even a room indoors. Choose a game on one of the activity cards, grab the listed equipment, and follow the instructions. Or make up your own activities with the supplied equipment – just make sure you are moving, playing, and having fun!

Remember to be safe! With all physical activity, there comes the risk of injury. Please ensure that activities are appropriate for the age of participating children.

Adult supervision is recommended. The PLay Box includes parts not suitable for children under 3 years.



About PacificSport Okanagan

PacificSport Okanagan is a not-for-profit regional sport hub created to empower communities to play, participate and perform at their best, through sport and physical activity. They lead and facilitate education and opportunities for active living and sport at all levels, embracing the Canadian Sport for Life principles to build healthy communities.

Movement Skill development starts at a young age, and PacificSport Okanagan assists our community members on their physical literacy journey providing support to be active for life. For more information, please visit and


Books from the ORL

Here are some book ideas to help you learn more about play and physical literacy:

Additional Resources

Active for Life
Fun activities that help kids develop the fundamental movement skills that provide an early foundation for physical literacy. Search activities by child age and movement skill.

Be Fit For Life
Resources and ideas for promoting physical activity in early childhood.

Early Years Physical Literacy
A list of activities for all seasons of the year that promote physical activity in preschool children.

Active After School
Hundreds of activities that can be sorted by age, skill, time duration, play area, and group size.

Sport for Life - Physical Literacy at Home
A series of short videos that help support parents and guardians and kids to develop physical literacy at home.



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Lending Policy

  • Each kit can be borrowed for 2 weeks.
  • 1 renewal if no one else is waiting for the item. 
  • The borrower is responsible for lost, missing, and damaged pieces (see content list with prices included with kit).
  • Return the kit to a staff member at the front desk of your nearest ORL location. Do not use the book drop or leave them outside the library. ·
  • BC One Card patrons: Library of Things kits must be checked out and returned to one of the Okanagan Regional Library branches.