Active Stories

Active Stories

Have fun discovering the world of Marco, Lya and Roxy!

Target: Counselors
Time frame: 15 to 30 minutes
Type of tool: Activities
Ages: 4 years, 5-6 years
Group size: One group
Healthy eating Physical activity Well-being


Discover the stories of : Marco in the Jungle and Lya and Roxy Go for a Walk. Each story is accompanied by an activity guide to provide you with tips for a successful activity. 

In partnership with


  • Motor Skills
  • Knowledge of Healthy Eating
  • Discovery of new foods
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Knowledge related to the theme of the stories (e.g. jungle, winter)
  • Determination
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity


Throughout these stories, youths are invited to develop their motor skills and their knowledge of Healthy Eating, all while having lots of fun. 

Required material(s)

Marco in the Jungle storry : 

  • Printed copy of the story 
  • Printed copy of the activity guide 
  • A real banana, a plastic banana or any object representing a banana to practice catching, such as a ball. 
  • Chalk to draw lines on the floor or use the lines in a gymnasium, small tree branches, ropes, a wooden beam, etc. 
  • Something to represent rocks (e.g., paper in the shape of rocks)

Lya and Roxy Go for a Walk storry

  • Printed copy of the story 
  • Printed copy of the activity guide 
  • Balls (ideally one per group of two)

Video(s) to view

Marco - Walking on a line

Marco - Two-foot jump

Marco - Catching a ball

Lya - Skipping

Lya - Kite pose

Lya - Underhand throw