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!
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!
Indoor Ice Skating
Paper Plate (Add decoration if you’d like!)
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.
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!
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!
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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