The Winter Olympics will be here soon. If the Olympics is a favorite thing to watch in your family, you may want to get ready for it now. These Winter Olympics printables and unit studies will help you create a fun unit on this historical event. Be sure to download our free Winter Olympics Printable Pack found at the bottom of this post.
Watching the Olympic Winter Games
I have fond memories of watching the Olympics each year with my family. I have now passed that down to our children. The Olympic winter games are fascinating for my children because we have never lived where it snows. They aren’t very familiar with winter sports for this reason.
They can’t seem to fathom performing such hard sports in freezing temperatures and snow. It is definitely so much fun to watch and cheer on the best athletes that can do their sport well in such extreme temperatures.
We enjoy watching the winter Olympic games together. It is a lot of fun to keep track of how many gold medals that are won. The kids like to watch the Olympic medals count for the different countries that are participating. It is a great way to spend some family time together.
Winter Olympic History
The first winter Olympics games were held in the French Alps in Chamonix, France in 1924. People were thrilled at the sports they saw in such a winter wonderland. It first started off with 6 sporting events and now has 15 sports for an Olympic athlete to compete in.
The games have changed throughout the years with different sports being added, taken away and added again.
How often are the Winter Olympics?
The winter Olympics are held every four years just like summer. Some people get confused and think they are every two years. That is because the summer Olympics and winter Olympics alternate every two years in that four year time period. They are both held in alternating even numbered years.
Where is 2022 Winter Olympics Being Held?
The 2022 Winter Olympic games will be held in Beijing, China. They will begin on February 4th and end on February 20th. You can follow along with updates and more details at the official Beijing 2022 Olympics website.
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Winter Olympic Unit Studies
Some fun ideas for learning about the Olympics is with a unit study method. You can even create your own lesson plans for the Winter Olympics. We like to incorporate geography themes and also study the different countries that are participating.
Some fun ideas are to have your children find some interesting facts about the games or countries. This is a perfect time to have them gather their info and write a report about it.
Olympic Flag Pages – This is a fun way to be able to recognize the flags that are flown for the different countries by coloring the different flags.
Winter Olympic Country Research – Use these printables to do some country research for the countries participating in the games.
Winter Games 2022 Printables – There is a medal count tracker and a winter Olympic history fact worksheet to fill out.
Create a Lapbook – 11 page set of printable templates for your kids to create their own lapbook about the Winter Olympic games.
Olympics Coloring Pages
These fun coloring pages will help your children to get familiar with the different sports such as: figure skating, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, ice hockey and more.
Winter Games Coloring Book – Teach your kids about the different sports in the Olympic games with this fun coloring book of the different winter sports.
Speed Skating – Speed skating is a fun and intense sport in the games, color the speed skater in this printable.
Snowboarding – Snowboarding is a new sport in the winter Olympics. Your kids will enjoy coloring this fun snowboarder.
Bobsled – Color the bobsledders at the starting gate of the race.
Color by Number Hockey – Color the ice hockey player with this color by numbers activity.
Ice Skater – Figure skating is one of our favorite sports to watch. Color this beautiful figure skater.
Winter Olympics Coloring Pages – There are some fun coloring pages for alpine skiing, biathlon, curling, bob sled and more.
Olympics Math Worksheets
Anytime I can find ways to incorporate math skills into our lessons I will try. These word problems and practice sheets are a perfect addition to an Olympics unit study.
Olympic Word Problems – Practice your math skills with these word problems that have questions themed to the winter Olympic sports.
Math Practice – Practice multiplying by two with this Olympic themed worksheet.
Multi Digit Subtraction – This worksheet will help your kids with those bigger subtraction problems with a fun sports theme.
Single Digit Addition – Practice simple addition with this fun winter sports worksheet.
Winter Games Fraction Activity – In this fun project students will pick a country and find fractions for the medals that the country won.
Olympics Language Arts Printables
Here are some fun reading, writing and language arts activities with an Olympics theme to them.
Acrostic Poem – Think of words that begin with the letter of Winter Games with this fun activity.
Winter Sports Reading Comprehension – These reading comprehension worksheets are available in digital and print. There is a reading passage and reading comprehension questions that follow.
Sportmanship Writing Prompt – Teach your kids about what good sportmanship is with this winter Olympic sport creative writing prompt.
Winter Sports Word Scramble – Unscramble the letters in the words to make a word list of winter sports words.
Identifying S Words – Younger kids will have fun identifying the Olympic themed S words and matching them to the pictures.
Olympics Writing Prompts – There are 6 fun writing prompts that are geared for middle and high school students.
Winter Olympics Printable Games and Activities
Winter Olympics Puzzles – These useful printables include fun mazes, printable games and winter Olympic themed activities to keep your kids busy this winter.
Roll and Color Dice Game – Teach your preschoolers the different colors of the Olympic rings in the games with this fun roll and color printable game.
Winter Olympics Bingo Game – This is a fun picture bingo game with bright colored images of the winter sports.
Medal Count Tracker – Keep track of the medals won for each country with this printable medal tracker.
Sports Worksheet Beijing 2022 – Find out what sports are included this year and match the words to the pictures.
Ages 2-9 Printable Pack – Looking for early learning fun for your little ones? This winter Olympics printable pack is geared for young learners and comes with over 120 learning printables and activities.
Winter Games Activity Pack – This pack includes scripture copywork, vocabulary words, favorite athlete writing worksheet, geography, maze games and more.
Free Winter Olympics Activity Pack
Kids will have fun using our free Winter Olympics printable pack that will have them doing a little bit of research looking into facts about the Olympics. You’ll also find pages for mapwork/geography, a story starter for creative writing, an acrostic poem, sports matching page, and simple copywork with a place to sketch. Lastly, enjoy tracking the winter Olympics with the champion tracker.
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