The Olympic Spirit in Afterschool
The 2018 Winter Olympics are February 9-25
. The Olympics provide endless possibilities for activities plans in your afterschool program. Just about every interest areas and learning standard can be incorporated into an Olympic theme. There are many art and gross motor activities on
. For other subject areas, here are some ideas to get you started:
Math: Chart the Olympic medal count (data analysis) decimals (speeds, scores)
Dramatic Play: Take it outside or to a large space. Make cardboard sleds, skis, bobsleds, and snowboards. Add skating skirts, goggles, etc. to the dress up area
Music: Each day, pick a name of a participating country and listen to its national anthem. You can hear the national anthem of every country on its Wikipedia page. Tally the favorites (more math!)
Social Studies: South Korea, 5 continents represented by the Olympic rings, US Olympic Team.
Social Emotional Development-perseverance, grit, sportsmanship, cooperation, peace
Let the games begin!