We aren’t particularly “sports fans” at our house, but there are some sporting events we are occasionally interested in. The Olympics is our top sports interest. The 2014 Winter Olympics begins Feb. 7th. And, as it happens at my house, where’s there’s interest, there is learning potential.
I have been planning for a Winter Olympic Unit Study and been collecting a stock pile of links for our homeschooling lessons. I have some awesome resources for teaching during the Winter Olympic Games to share with you.
The Official Olympic Website – http://www.olympic.org/sochi-2014-winter-olympics
Bible Based Olympic Discussion Guide for the Family – http://whatsinthebible.com/the-sochi-winter-olympics-2014-five-questions-to-engage-your-kids/
Olympic Themed Interactive Games for Kids – http://www.primarygames.com/socstudies/olympics/olympics.htm
Sport Event Coloring Pages – http://www.classroomjr.com/olympic-coloring-pages/
Support Team USA with a snowflake and a photo http://www.nbcolympics.com/sochisnowflake?aff=wwlp
Information about the 15 Sports of the Winter Games http://www.mapsofworld.com/olympics/winter-olympics/events.html
Maps and facts of Russia – http://www.mapsofworld.com/russia/
Meet the Team USA Atheletes – http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes
Short videos showing how skis, skates, and curling stones are made – http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/videos/how-its-made-winter-olympics.htm
A Video Series of the Science of the Olympic Sport Events http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTVqtGTfIc8&list=PLB6B38A6C0540EEB6&feature=share&index=6
Winter Olympic article series from Time Kids – http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/2014-sochi-olympics
Gold (Au79), Silver (Ag47), and Bronze (Copper-Cu29) Information from this Interactive Element Chart – http://humantouchofchemistry.com/pages/periodictable.html
Gold, Silver, Bronze Element Videos – http://www.periodicvideos.com/
Olympic Printables and Activities – http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/winter-olympics
Teaching Resources and Printables for all grades and several subjects – http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:winter+olympics/Grade-Level/Homeschooler/Price-Range/Free
Crafts and Games – http://www.makeandtakes.com/winter-olympic-crafts-and-games-for-kids
And finally, the 2014 Winter Olympics Events Schedule and TV Listings – http://www.nbcolympics.com/results-schedule
Know that I’m cheering for our homeschools to have winning Winter Olympics studies!