Get ready for the Olympics with these Olympic activities for kids! They make great activities for preschoolers at home or at school. With just a few alterations the activities can work for both the Summer and Winter Olympics! These activities were shared during the past two Share It Saturdays, and I can’t wait to try some of them out soon.
Related: Learning About the Summer Games
Fun Olympic activities for kids to try out this winter
1. Teach Beside Me shares some great ideas for hosting your own version of the Greek Olympics
2. Living Montessori Now shares a variety of Olympic-themed math, geography, and literacy activities for kids
3. 3 Dinosaurs has 20+ free printables all about the Olympics
4. Crayon Box Chronicles shows us how to make beautiful origami Olympic bracelets
5. JDaniel4’s Mom created a printable passport for kids to use while learning about the Olympics
6. Enchanted Homeschooling Mom has a huge Olympics-themed learning packet available for free
7. KCEdventure maps out the best way to plan a kids’ Olympics with tons of fun activities
8. The little ones at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures created their own Olympic flags
9. Education Possible shows how to create Olympic art with chalk pastels
10. Happy Hooligans made beautiful Olympic ring art
11. Afterschool for Smarty Pants shares a small world rink for Olympic pretend play
12. Stir the Wonder made beautiful wooden figures for Olympics small world and pretend play
13. JDaniel4’s Mom has yummy food, Olympic values lessons, and learning activities
14. Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s son talks about a trip to an Olympic training center
15. Learning is Messy plays a hockey learning game
More Olympic activities for kids can be found on my Olympics Pinterest board.
Materials for Olympic-Themed Activities
Now that you’ve got a ton of Olympic activity ideas under your belt, you may need to stock up on some Olympic gear. Here are some suggestions (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
These are just a few of my personal suggestions. Use what you have on-hand, or purchase things based on the activities you choose!
Has your family or class tried any Olympic activities for kids this winter? If so, what were some of your favorites? Be sure to check out my co-hosts and see what they’re featuring this week — Sugar Aunts, Teach Beside Me, Laughing Kids Learn, Chestnut Grove Academy, and Life & Lessons from a Country Road. Here’s the Share It Saturday Button for those of you who link up:
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