Toddler Activity Schedule 6 (Winter Olympics)

February 18th, 2010 by Dionna | 7 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Children, Eclectic Learning, Learning Activity Series, Preschoolers, Toddlers

It’s hard not to get into the Olympic spirit. We watched the opening ceremonies, but we haven’t had a chance to turn the TV back on for the games. I think we’ll try to watch at least a few events this week and focus on the Olympic games.


Monday Fun-day with Jax & Sarah
*I am hosting this week. We will make Olympic flags using yarn, glue, and construction paper. We will let the boys cut out pieces of yarn and help them put glue on a piece of white construction paper (I will make rings on the paper ahead of time with markers the color of the real rings). They can arrange the yarn on the paper. We will talk about what the rings on the flag mean (the rings represent the five continents and the athletes coming together to participate in the Olympic games.

Pretend play
*We will talk about some of the events at the Winter Olympics and pretend to do those sports. Here is a link with a list of winter games: choose from skiing (socks on tile or wood floor), curling, bobsledding (push kids in a laundry basket), figure skating, and more.

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement



Fun with numbers
*Numbers Hunt

*We will read nursery rhymes and make our own “nursery rhyme Olympics.” Some ideas:

Jack Be Nimble Jumping Contest: set up a “candlestick” for your children to jump over (a doll, an unlit wax candle (not in a glass jar!), etc.)

Jack and Jill Relay: have two tubs of water set up on opposite ends of a room. Have children take a scoop of water from one bucket and carefully walk it to the other bucket to dump inside.

This Little Piggy Race: set up different areas to be “the market,” “home,” and “the restaurant (where the piggy ate roast beef),” and have children race to each area as you say the nursery rhyme.

The Grand Old Duke of York Climbing Game: have your child march and climb up and down the couch as you recite this rhyme (use a step stool if necessary).

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement


Wacky Wednesdays with Molly & Jenny
*Jenny is hosting this week.

Exploring our World
*We will look at pictures of some of the flags from around the world of countries that are participating in the games. If Kieran is interested, we will point out on the map where those countries are. Kieran can use construction paper, crayons, stickers, etc. to make a flag of his own.

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement


Science Adventures
*Colored Ice: Let your child help you put some water and food coloring into a small ziploc bag. Let it freeze. After it has frozen, take it back out and talk about what happened to the water. Let the bags sit out and melt, talk about how the ice turns back into water.

Library & grocery store
*I have a hold on “Sophie Skates” by Rachel Isadora.

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement


Kid Swapping with Melody

Messy Play
*We will probably play with playdough – my mom just bought him a new playdough set that we have yet to break into.

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement

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represents the union of the five original major continents (Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe) and the meeting of the athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games

7 Responses to:
"Toddler Activity Schedule 6 (Winter Olympics)"

  1. Rebecca

    If you wanted to tie the first activity with the olympic flag to the later activity with the flags of the world, choose countries flags who were part of the olympics originally, and you can identify colors. The colors of the rings were the colors that were on the flags of the original olympic participants flags. So each color from the ring flag will be present in at least one of the flags.

  2. Dionna   CodeNameMama

    Good tie-in idea :)

  3. Acacia

    As usual, great idea! Everett would love anything to do with the Olympics. He has loved watching all the sports the couple times we’ve sat down to watch.

  4. Mom

    What great ideas you have!!! I am continually impressed by you!!! You should have Kieran makes some “skates” for his grandma baby and take him “skating”….lol. I am sitting here and watching the finals of the mens skating as I read this..I remember sitting and watching it with you over the years!! I LOVE skating!!! and I love YOU!!!

  5. Melodie   bfmom

    Great ideas! Now I have some plans for my daycare regime next week. You should charge for these posts! Ha!

  6. raegan

    for activities, you can follow khary’s lead and play as if your scooter board is a luge sled. and “slide” up and down the hall at breakneck speeds.

  7. Dionna   CodeNameMama

    Melodie – feel free to donate ;)

    Raegan – the beauty of having hardwood floors!!

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