Figure Skating Mini Unit w/ Free Printables

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Last week my plan was to replace all hockey themed activities on our shelves with figure skating activities.  However, the boys were LOVING their activities.  Princess enjoyed them too, but was very anxious to start figure skating activities.  She helped me put some of them together and couldn't wait to use them.  I decided to do a figure skating mini unit, and add new figure skating activities to the already existing hockey activities.  The older kiddos have access to Sunshine's activities too.  Between all shelves, they had quite the variety of activities to choose from.

Here's what we added to our shelves:

Language:
Figure Skating Window Writing Practice
The kiddos have been working hard to learn their cursive letters this year using Montessori Sandpaper letters.  After practicing for quite some time, I thought we'd try out our skills, using Crystal Effects Window Markers.  I kept seeing figure skaters doing figure eights in my head.  I thought practicing cursive was the perfect corresponding activity.  The Crystal Effects Window Makers were a bit trickier to use than I thought they would be (perhaps because of the cold), but they looked beautiful once the color showed up.  There's nothing like seeing ice crystal designs on your window!  I included the sandpaper letters in the activity as a reference in case the kiddos needed to practice with them, before writing the letters on the window.

Figure Skating Spelling Words
Princess loved these figure skating spelling words to use with the movable alphabet.  The boys loved them too after watching figure skating one night on TV with me.  They were super excited to learn that boys figure skate too, and are pretty great at it.

Source:  The printable for this activity is part of my Figure Skating Unit Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Math:
Figure Skater Weighing Activity
Finding figure skating materials to use during our unit proved to be incredibly difficult.  I searched everywhere in town to find anything.  During my last desperate, I found an ice skater ornament at Kohls on clearance.  The ice skater was the perfect addition to our weighing activity!

Figure Skating Multiplication
Since the kiddos did so well with hockey multiplication, I thought we'd add figure skating cards to our shelves.  I love how they turned out!

Source:  The printable for this activity is part of my Figure Skating Unit Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Figure Skating Greater Than/Less Than
Last week, when I introduced the hockey themed greater than/less than cards, I realized the kiddos had forgotten how to answer them correctly.  I'm hoping more practice this week will jog their memories.

Source:  The printable for this activity is part of my Figure Skating Unit Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Figure Skate Cut, Glitter & Glue
 It's been a while since I put a cutting activity on our shelves.  When glitter is involved, everyone will cut!  The kiddos cut out the figure skates (or hockey skates), glued them on to the construction paper, and then decorated with glue and glitter.

Source: The printable for this activity can be found at Printable Coloring Pages.

Figure Skating Sensory Bin
When I asked Princess what she wanted to include in our figure skating unit, she said she wanted a sensory bin.  Not only did she request this activity, but helped me put it together as well.  The bin includes plastic clear crystals, pink and blue crystals, pink and blue sequins, plastic blue and white snow flakes, foam blue and white snowflakes,  foam pink and blue ice skates and hats, pink and blue pony beads, and pink, blue, & white pom poms.  I just love how this bin looks and feels.

For those interested in the printables, please click on the link below!



If you're interested in our other figure skating activities, feel free to check out our Figure Skating Activities for Tots & Preschoolers w/ Free Printables!
If you have kiddos who prefer hockey, definitely check out our hockey themed units and activities!


Be sure to stop back to check out our Australia Unit coming soon!

3 comments:

  1. I'm a figure skating coach, mother of a two year old, and I do Montessori at home. I flipped when I saw this! So creative! Love it!

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  2. What a beautiful way to introduce children to figure skating!!! I love that you expose your children to so many different areas of life and support their interests!!!

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  3. Great ideas to figure skating. I think my son will excited with it

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