Active Play Everyday

Active play everyday are resource cards developed by the HSE physical activity team. The pack contains a leaflet and activity cards that provide information and tips for parents  to help their child be active every day. There are two seperate packs targeting 0-3 years and 4-6 years.

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HSE - Playground Markings 

This booklet is an excellent resource for schools, community centres, sports clubs or childcare providers who might be interested in placing playground marking's at their facility. The booklet is spported by physical resources that can be borrowed from your local Health Promotion and Improvment team. There are also  some tips and ideas on  traditional games that can be played

Playground Markings & Other Traditional Games

Irish Heart Foundations - Bizzy Break Tots 

These resource cards is a series of activities for preschool services designed to get children moving on the spot. Children move all parts of their body with a focus on strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness.

Bizzy Breaks - Tots

British Heart Foundation - Practice Briefing for Early Years Professionals 

This practice briefing is designed to give practitoners and managers of early years settings practical ideas for promoting physical activity for the under fives.

 BHF- Practice Briefing for


HSE - Active 8 Activity Journal

HSE Active 8 Journal


Get Ireland Active- Activity Diary

The get active challenge


 Get Ireland Active App

The Get Ireland Active Physical Activity App provides ideas for starting and maintaining regular physical activity where the user can track the amount of physical activity per day over time. The app acts as a powerful motivator for inactive/sedentary individuals and was first used with GPs and other health professionals in the promotion of the national physical activity guidelines for Ireland.

Available for download on The App Store or Google Play 

 Get Ireland Active - APP

Irish Heart Foundations - Let's Get Active Pocket Award Planner

Lets Get Active Award - Pocket Planner


Get Ireland Active  - Step Challenge Card

Get Ireland Active - Step Challenge Card


I manage Terenure Rangers under 12s football team who play in the Dublin and District Schoolboy League (DDSL).  I have been coaching the boys since they were six years old and it’s great fun.  It keeps me relatively fit and hopefully helps to keep me young!  As you can imagine the boys are bundles of manic energy and keeping up with them gets harder especially when I join in for the end of training 5 a side game.  It’s great to see their enthusiasm for football and hopefully I can pass on my love of the game to them.  I’ve been playing football all my life and find it a great way to keep fit, make friends and socialise.  We have had the same group of boys together now for the last six years and they are a great bunch.  I hope that they are all still playing football at some level when they are my age and that they get as much out of playing as I do.

 Maurice, Dublin