Here's a mixture of a puzzle and a drawing activity for the kids! The challenge is to complete the half-finished picture of the ice skater on the left, by copying the details from the complete picture on the right...
All children know that ice skating is fun! It's also a very competitive sport, with many different events enjoyed in the Winter Olympics.
Did you know that experts think ice skating dates back over 3,000 years, to southern Finland? Original "skates" were just sharpened pieces of bone attached to the bottom of the foot!
This game is perfect for enthusiastic ice-skaters, for kids who love to watch ice skating shows, and of course for playing during the Winter Olympics. But actually, it's strategic, exciting and fun, so you don't need an excuse to play it!
The children might like to use this story paper to write an imaginative story where they are a figure skater competing for a medal at the Winter Olympics - what music would they choose for their routine and what would they wear?
This writing page featuring a figure skater twirling on the ice in a pretty costume is bound to inspire the kids to do some creative writing. Maybe they can imagine they're a skater too, about to compete at the Winter Olympics?
Maybe send this fun ice rink colouring card to someone for Christmas or as a thank you card for presents? For best results, print using the borderless settings on your printer.
Here's a lovely colouring page featuring some children at an ice rink - we've based it on Somerset House in London, transformed for winter fun! Can the kids colour in their warm winter clothes and ice skates?
Print out this ice rink scene and slice along the vertical lines. The kids then need to count from 1 to 10 correctly to put the picture back together! Available in colour, and black and white.
There are lots of details for the kids to write about on this ice rink story paper, or maybe they could write about their own experiences at an ice rink? Our picture is based on the lovely winter ice rink at Somerset House, in London. Choose from lined and handwriting versions below.
These adorable ice skate bookmarks are an excellent winter or sports craft that help children practise their sewing skills. They make lovely little gifts, too, so why not make a batch?
Have you ever tried ice skating? It's harder than it looks, but gets easier with practise! The children on this poster seem to have got the hang of it though...
Print out this fun ice skating story paper and get the kids to make up a story, write about their favourite ice skater, record the details of their practice or their goals...or even write about the various events in the Winter Olympics.
Use this writing page for a story or poem about this lady twirling around the ice. Or maybe you could describe her beautiful ice skating dress. Perhaps she is taking part in the Winter Olympics? Colour in the dress when you have finished!
Children can earn how to draw an ice skater by following along with our fun step by step tutorial. We've drawn a girl, but of course once they are comfortable with the idea they can adapt the picture to draw a boy!
When it is cold and snowy outside, kids can make this ice rink craft for their action or fashion dolls to enjoy! Smaller dolls could have a game of ice hockey, perhaps?
Pairs figure skating is an exciting event to watch at any competition and one of the most popular events at the Winter Olympics. The couple in our colouring page look very elegant, don't they?
Winter means ice, and ice means ice-skating, and ice-skaters need skates! here's a simple colouring page for the kids.
These pretty skating acrostic poem printables will hopefully inspire some creative poetry writing! They also make useful writing frames.
Learning to write the word "skating" with this handwriting worksheet will be easy compared to learning the triple Salchow - which is a very difficult jump in skating!
Learn to spell the word skating with this fun printable jigsaw. Print out onto good quality card and slice along the vertical lines. Now when the kids put it back together again, they will make a lovely ice rink scene!
As the skater makes her figures on the ice, trace over the word on the paper. This skating tracing page is great for colouring too. Make sure the kids give the skater a fantastic outfit!
This exciting board game is based on the speed skating event we enjoy during the Winter Olympics, which of course is fast and furious - and often looks dangerous! It can be played with 2-4 players.
Synchronised skating is am amazing sport to watch, and I'm sure it is great to be part of a team, too. If you haven't seen it before, why not do a search on YouTube with the kids? Who knows - it might inspire!
What is the ice skater in this picture wearing, and what does he or she look like? Take your cue from the ice skates on the feet of this skater, and draw the rest of the picture.