With the Winter Games quickly approaching it’s the perfect theme to add to motor planning activities! There are so many great winter sports as part of the Winter Games that it’s easy to make activities fun for the kids and stick with the theme! Here are some fun fine gross motor activities to get you started in your winter sports motor activities planning!
Winter Sports Motor Activities
Gross motor activities are a great way to burn off energy and work on strengthening, flexibility, and fitness. They are also so important in fine motor skills. Be sure to check out all the fun ways to add fine motor skills in with a Winter Olympics theme!
These games are perfect way to work on Winter Olympics themed gross motor activities. Another way we like to work on gross motor skills for the Winter Olympics with the with pool ring (aka Olympic Rings) activities. Check out all the fun Olympics Gross Motor ideas with pool rings.
Winter Sports Gross Motor Activities
Let’s start off with indoor ice skating! This is easy to do indoors and can be used for speed skaters and figure skaters! Put shoe boxes on your feet and add poles to your hands and suddenly you’ve become a cross country skier as well!
Check out the Winter Sports Stations set up. A fun way to move through a circuit performing moves related to all different winter sports activities. The different winter sports include curling, skiing, bobsledding, figure skating, cross country skiing, skeleton, luge, snowboarding and ice hockey. Get these printables in the Shop.
Scooter boards are perfect for skeleton races! Get tummy down on the scooter board and go!
How about Bobsled Races? All you need is a laundry basket or box that slides on the floor. Have one child in the laundry basket while the other pushes the basket. Give everyone a turn to push the basket!
A simple activity with a line of tape is ski racing! Tape a piece of tape to the floor and jump side to side. Use a timer and track how many jumps happen in a designated amount of time.
Use that same line of tape and try ski jumping! Start behind the line and see how far forward you can jump!
Ride a balance board like a snowboarder! This balance board is one of my favorites!
No balance board? Try this DIY balance board and ride like a snowboarder!
Grab your FREE ice hockey brain breaks in the Freebie Library to get started with moving with a winter sports theme this week!
Winter Sports Games
How about a winter games theme in digital format, that can also be printed? Pink Oatmeal has that for you! The Winter Sports Digital Game makes moving with winter sports fun in digital format. This can be used for in person work or is an awesome option for distance learning or teletherapy.
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WINTER SPORTS GROSS MOTOR DIGITAL GAME
The best part of this game is that you can print and use it as printables as well. Place the printables on a wall, on a door, create a bulletin board or any creative way you would like!
Winter Games Fine Motor
Let’s talk about fine motor ideas when it comes to the winter games. Pink Oatmeal has so many different ideas about winter games fine motor ideas that we put together an entire post about it! Below is a sneak peek of some of the resources available.
Winter Sports Clips
Winter Sports Pre-Writing
Winter Sports Pre-Writing
Winter Sports Pom Transfers
Winter Sports Beading
Winter Sports Sticks
Pink Oatmeal has bundled up the different winter sports resources for you into one fabulous bundle so that you can save money and time with all the resources created for you!
GET THE WINTER SPORTS MOTOR SKILLS BUNDLE
Winter Resources From Pink Oatmeal
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 including several winter sports or winter games resources!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINTER RESOURCES FROM PINK OATMEAL
Click on the name of the images in the photos below to get a full detailed view of the winter resource available at Pink Oatmeal!