Indoor Ice Skating – Winter Gross Motor Game

A super fun activity to do in the winter months is  ice skating.  Did you know that you can try this activity indoors as well?  Yes you can, and it’s a great way to work on balance and strength.  You only need a couple simple things that are likely already in your home for indoor ice skating!  It can be done on the carpet or on a harder surface within the home!

A fun winter gross motor game is indoor ice skating! Play this game on carpet or hard surfaces! A great winter activity for strength and balance and super FUN for the kids! #grossmotor #winter #brainbreak

Pink Oatmeal has a ton of fun ideas for winter gross motor and fine motor activities! Winter ice skating is just one of them! Be sure that you check out all of the other winter themed motor skill activities!

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Indoor Ice Skating

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Paper Plate (Add decoration if you’d like!)

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Wax Paper

Ice skating is a great balance and kids core exercise. It's a great kids activity for the indoors. A fun winter themed activity for kids!

When ice skating on a hard surface the paper plate works best.  This is achieved by standing on the paper plates and “skating” around on a hard surface.  With my toddler, I prefer the second option right now which is wax paper.  Wax paper works well on a carpeted surface.  It glides easier over the thicker carpet then what the paper plates do.  He’s more prone to falling so we like to stay on a carpeted surface at this point.

Ice skating is a great balance and kids core exercise. It's a great kids activity for the indoors. A fun winter themed activity for kids!

Indoor ice skating is great because it works on strength and balance!  Balance becomes challenged because the surface below isn’t as stable. This requires strength to maintain balance.  Engaging muscles of the core help maintain balance while indoor ice skating.  A fun way to play while working on strength and balance, hard to beat that.

This is a fun activity for toddlers through elementary aged kids!

Ice skating is a great balance and kids core exercise. It's a great kids activity for the indoors. A fun winter themed activity for kids!

More Winter Movement Games

Check out all of these other winter themed movement game ideas from Pink Oatmeal!

Winter Gross Motor

Now that you’ve worked on winter fine motor activities, how about checking out a few of these winter gross motor activities!

Olympic Rings Gross Motor Ideas

Winter Themed Gross Motor Ideas

Winter Themed Yoga Story

Snowflake Hop

Winter Games Gross Motor Activities

Snowball Relay Winter Movement Game

Winter Resources From Pink Oatmeal

Want even more fun ideas for moving this winter? Pink Oatmeal has a huge selection of winter resources for you to choose from. Get everything you need to work on motor skills all winter long!

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1 thought on “Indoor Ice Skating – Winter Gross Motor Game”

  1. I like to use frisbees for indoor ice skating…they last longer than paper plates. Also, the styrofoam plates work well on carpet compared to paper plates.

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