There are many exciting winter sports to learn about. Here are 25 ideas for ways to keep learning fun and engaging.
Why Teach about Winter Sports
Winter sports catch the eye of the public every four years when they are publically televised.
When this happens, little ones may be curious about the sport and how it is played.
Dive deep into learning about winter sports when this happens.
Learning about new games and sports shows preschoolers that there are more fun activities to do in the winter besides building a snowman or sledding.
It also opens their eyes to the idea that other places around the world do things differently— and that’s okay (and a good thing)!
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Exciting Ways to Teach about Winter Sports
Watch videos or documentaries on snowboarding and discuss its history and techniques.
2. Ice Hockey
Visit a local ice rink and watch a youth ice hockey game.
Take your child to a beginner’s skiing lesson or watch professional skiing competitions online.
4. Figure Skating
Attend a local figure skating show or watch professional skaters’ performances online.
Learn about the physics and mechanics of bobsleigh racing through hands-on experiments using toy cars.
Create a mini curling game using paper plates as stones and brooms to sweep them across the floor.
7. Speed Skating
Have a mini speed skating competition in your backyard or at an ice rink.
8. Ski Jumping
Watch ski jumping videos and discuss the technique and skills required.
Make a homemade luge track using cardboard or plastic sheets and have sliding races.
Set up a target practice activity with toy bows and arrows or foam dart guns.
11. Cross-Country Skiing
Go on a family cross-country skiing adventure on nearby trails or simulate the motion indoors using furniture sliders.
Explore snowshoeing by renting or borrowing snowshoes and taking a hike in the snow.
13. Ice Skating
Take your child to an ice skating rink and teach them basic ice skating techniques.
14. Freestyle Skating
Watch freestyle skiing competitions or videos to see athletes perform tricks and jumps.
15. Nordic Combined
Discuss the combination of ski jumping and cross-country skiing and how they complement each other.
Create a mini skeleton track using a cardboard tube or slide and have small toys slide down it.
17. Ice Dancing
Watch ice dancing performances and encourage your child to create their own dance routines on ice or at home.
18. Snowboarding Halfpipe
Introduce your child to snowboarding halfpipe competitions through videos and discuss the skills and creativity involved.
19. Ice Hockey Shootout
Set up a mini ice hockey shootout game using small goals or target boards.
20. Alpine Skiing Slalom
Create a mini slalom course in your backyard using cones or household items for your child to navigate through.
21. Ice Cross Downhill
Discuss the excitement of ice cross downhill races and create a mini obstacle course for toy figurines to slide down.
22. Ski Cross
Set up a friendly ski cross race between family members or friends using small hurdles in the snow or indoors.
23. Synchronized Skating
Watch synchronized skating performances online and encourage your child to create synchronized movements with friends.
24. Snowboard Cross
Discuss snowboard cross racing while watching videos, and then set up a small obstacle course for you snowboarders to navigate through.
25. Ice Hockey Passing Drills
Teach your child various passing techniques used in ice hockey, such as sauce passes or one-touch passes, and practice them together.
Having Fun with Winter Sports
There are many ways to bring the fun of winter sports into your home this winter.
Pick a few to try out with your little one this chilly season.