Have you ever heard of winter sports activities? Do you want to include them in your classroom this year? These winter sports activities are PERFECT for use during center rotations or even a mini room transformation! The winter sports pack comes with activities for 10 different winter sports AND decoration posters to spice up your classroom walls.
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So, let’s start with what’s included in the winter sports activities! You receive:
10 Winter Sports Activites
10 Sets of Math Task Cards
10 Winter Sports Posters
10 BONUS Decoration Posters
Black and White Version
Printable, Easy to Follow Directions for Students
Set of Editable Blank Task Cards
Every winter sports activity comes with 24 math task cards so it’s easy for students to self-check their work. The above picture shows the third grade version of the winter sports activities. If you teach a different grade, different skills will be provided. Or, if you teach a different subject, you can swap out the task cards for your own content.
Don’t teach math? Haven’t covered one of the concepts yet? No problem! Simply swap out the set of task cards you don’t need with a set you’d like to use instead. The 10 winter sports activities can be used with ANY set of task cards (reading, math, science, social studies)….the possibilities are endless!
And, as a special reward at the end, let each student take home a trophy showing how hard they worked! Each trophy is 100% customizable so you can personalize them for students. Print a certificate OR trophies for students to celebrate with. Trophies are editable (in PowerPoint) so you can write anything you’d like at the bottom of each one! There are 2 versions included: print-and-go trophies and editable trophies.
In game #1, students race to try and get to first place. Every time it’s their turn, students answer a question card. If the answer is correct, the student gets to draw a chance card that moves them into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place. Chance cards move students constantly throughout the game so you never know who is going to win!
In the second game, students answer a question and spin to move forward. Each time they reach a snowflake on the gameboard, they throw bean bags on the biathlon mat to earn points for their team.
Next, in Game #3, students work to earn 5 ice skates on their game mat. Every time they answer a question correct, they get to grab an item from the middle. But, if they draw a “crash card”, all ice skates must be returned to the middle and they must start over.
In Game #4, Luge, students try to cover the entire gameboard with their selected game pieces. When students take a turn, they answer a question. Upon getting it right, they get to roll a dice and cover up that many spaces on the gameboard. The person with the most spaces covered at the end wins.
Game #5, ice hockey, has students trying to get the hockey puck into the other person’s goal first. The puck moves back and forth between students as they answer questions and pull out chance cards. Students get to keep answering questions as long as they get them correct. Each correct answer moves them one line closer to the other person’s net. But, if they draw a chance card that gives the other person control of the puck, or they answer a question wrong, the puck starts moving in the opposite direction. A scoreboard is provided to keep track of points.
In curling, students answer a card and then play the game similarly to the real game of curling. Students slide bean bags as close to the middle of the target as possible. The object is to knock your opponent out and earn points. 2 points can be earned each round.
After Game #6, students get to try out bobsledding! With this gameboard, students race to the end of the “course” before anyone else gets there. A spinner is used to pick how many spaces you move ahead. The first person to the finish line wins the bobsled race.
My Snowboarding Trip” has students working to become the first one to collect 10 winter clothes in their suitcase. Randomized chance cards included that may let students choose more than one item at a time or require students to give items out of their suitcase to another player. Students take turns answering questions and taking chance cards to see who fills up their suitcase first.
This is my favorite winter sports activity! In this skiing game, all winter mats are placed in a line across the floor. Students begin at “start” and spin to move forward to the “finish!” It’s so cool to see all of the mats laid out across the classroom. Students really do feel like they are “skiing” since the gameboard takes up so much room. This is always a winning game in my classroom!
Finally, in Game #10, students get to experience Nordic Combined. Students actually get to JUMP in this activity! Kids try to jump as far as possible. Whichever mat they land on is how many points they earn. So, if they only jump as far as Mat #1, they earn 1 point. But, if they jump to Mat #4, they earn 4 points for their team. This is a perfect hands-on activity that gets students moving.
A blank set of task cards is included too! Use PowerPoint to write your own questions if needed. And–simple, printable directions are provided for you to place next to each game. Choose between a color version for vibrant colors or black and white to save on ink for each winter sports activity.
Decorate your classroom for a mini room transformation or for center rotation time with these BONUS décor posters! There is a poster for each winter sport (10 total) and 10 extra decor posters. You are getting a total of 20 posters in all. All decorations come in both color and black and white. Choose the option that best meets your needs.
Need some ideas how to implement this in your classroom? Students can rotate through center rotations of the ten games. You could spread this out within a day or an entire week. Another idea is to do a mini-room transformation. Put up the posters around your room before students arrive. When students come in, they’ll see the decorations and get even more excited about learning more about winter sports. Additionally, you could also spread this out over an entire month (example: February) and introduce a new game every few days. Are you going to try this out in your classroom? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!
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