My kids are really excited for the upcoming winter games! They haven't been old enough to really understand the Olympics before this year, and with both of them being huge hockey fans, I know that this will be a really fun February!
play dough in blue, yellow, black, green, red (bring out all the colours so that you can play "find the colours")
white background- bristle board, placemat or paper
1. Colour recognition– Place a bunch of play dough cans on the table. Help your child find the cans with the right colours; blue, yellow, black, green and red
2. Fine motor skills– Teach your child how to to roll out the dough into "snakes". Make 5 snakes using the 5 Olympic colours.
3. Shapes– Take each of the 5 "snakes" and make a circle. Practice your shapes together and talk about what other fun shapes you could make!
4. Patterning– Put your coloured rings in the right order and show your child how to loop them together, just like on the flag (more fine motor skill practice).
We have over 25 teachable moments that you can have with your children this Winter Olympic season!