Celebrate the winter games with this diverse collection of Olympics activities for kids! Plus find out how you can enter to win a trip for four to the 2020 Games in Tokyo – sponsored by DairyPure.
25+ Olympics Activities for Kids to Celebrate the Winter Games
My girls are having a blast cheering on Team USA competing in PyeongChang this month! We don’t usually watch television during dinner time, but we’ve made an exception for a couple weeks because that’s when many of their favorite events air live.
If your kids are also huge fans, then you’ll love this list of Olympics activities for kids from some of my favorite family bloggers. From crafts, to games, to printables, there’s so much to do and so many ways to cheer on your favorite athletes!
DairyPure invited our family to share how we personally cheer on Team USA and spread the word about the amazing contest they’re holding during the 2018 winter games.
Keep reading to find out how you and your family can enter to win a trip for four to the 2020 Games in Tokyo!
Olympics Activities for Kids to Get Them Moving
Winter Olympics Yoga (full routine on Kids Yoga Stories) — I bookmarked this kids yoga sequence to try with my girls this week. They love yoga already, and these poses are modified based on some of the most popular events from the winter games, like the Warrior 2 pose inspired by Snowboarding.
Toddler Winter Games Activities (see them all on Busy Toddler) — I love this collection of easy-set-up activities designed just for toddlers and preschoolers, like Stuffed Animal Bobsledding.
Figure Skating with Color Cards — My girls especially love figure skating — the team event, men’s, pair’s, ice dancing, and women’s — they delight in all of it! Every single day they re-enact their favorite routines while my husband and I judge with colored construction paper. Just like on the big screen, we give each of their moves green, yellow, or red marks.
Sometimes the girls “fall” on purpose just to get a red card — then they can stage a big comeback with a fancy “green” move to win a medal! This figure skating game has been a great way to get indoor exercise during our recent spell of rainy weather.
Afterwards, we re-fuel with an ice-cold glass of DairyPure milk. We especially love their lactose-free variety, as both my youngest daughter and I are lactose intolerant. We can enjoy the same great taste and benefits (like bone-strengthening calcium) without any tummy trouble!
I also love knowing that DairyPure contains no artificial growth hormones and is the only milk backed by a Five Point Purity Promise. DairyPure is available in grocery stores nationwide.
PS- At the end of the post, find our how to enter to win a trip for four to the 2020 Games in Tokyo, courtesy of DairyPure!
Olympics Crafts for Kids
Kid-Made Wooden American Flag Paint Stick Craft (The Soccer Mom Blog) — This USA flag craft is so cute that you might just want to display it proudly year-round!
Olympic Rings Beaded Stretch Bracelets (full tutorial on Thrifty Jinxy) — I love this Olympic-themed craft because it is so easy to make and requires only simple supplies. Wear them separately or stack all the colors!
Red White & Blue T-Shirt Wreath (The Soccer Mom Blog) — Show your support for Team USA right on your front door! This is a fun way to recycle old T-Shirts and easy enough for kids to make (no sewing or glue required!)
Little People Ski Ramp (instructions on Toddler Approved) — Build a simple ski ramp with cardboard for your kids’ favorite mini figurines to navigate. I think my girls would want to leave this up year round!
Lollipop Stick Ski Craft (tutorial on Here Come the Girls) — Kids will have a blast making paper skiers with their own faces!
Olympics Leaf Crown (instructions on Mommy Evolution) — A simple craft to celebrate the historic Olympics!
Winter Olympics Small World (how-to on Here Come the Girls) — Kids will enjoy hours and hours of imaginary play with this customizable small world with “snow.”
Olympics Party Recipes for Kids
Gluten Free American Flag Fruit Pizza (our family’s own recipe) — Show your support for Team USA with this healthy patriotic dessert!
Red White & Blue Jello Ribbon Salad (our family’s recipe) — We make this eye-catching treat for the 4th of July, but it’s also perfect for cheering on Team USA to victory!
Patriotic Jello Poke Cake (The Soccer Mom Blog) — Notice a theme here? We love patriotic party desserts!
Olympic Snacks for Kids (see them all on Toddler Approved) — So many fun and easy-to-prepare kids snacks, like an Olympic ring fruit tray.
Red White & Blue Star Hand Pies (The Soccer Mom Blog) — How cute are these mini pastries shaped like stars?! They’re also bursting with juicy strawberry & blueberry filling!
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes (In The Kids Kitchen) — Swap out the chocolate frosting for red, orange, or yellow, and you’ve got an Olympic torch inspired treat!
Olympics Themed Educational Activities for Kids
Picture Books About Winter Sports (full list on My Story Time Corner) — Perfect for young children and beginning readers! I even spotted a title on this list from Kristi Yamaguchi, one of my favorite childhood Olympic athletes.
15 Books on Winter Sports (full list on Babies to Bookworms) — Because you can never read too much! My little bookworms (especially the older one) devour books so fast that we are always on the lookout for new titles to checkout from the local library.
Map the Olympics Printable Set (available on Teach Beside Me) — With this printable set that includes world maps and country flags, kids learn where to find all the participating countries.
Olympic Ring Block Sorting (instructions on Toddler Approved) — My youngest daughter loves to sort things by color, so this is right up her alley! Perfect to get toddlers and preschoolers involved in the Olympic fun!
Olympic Sports Freebies (printables available on The Wise Owl Factory) — This is an amazing resource of free printable educational and enrichment activities for kids to go along with the winter games!
Graph the Olympic Rings (how-to on Teach Beside Me) — a clever graphing activity for kids inspired by the iconic Olympic rings.
Olympic Themed Fine Motor Activity (instructions on Crafts on Sea) — A cereal threading activity inspired by the Olympic rings.
Flags of the World Bingo (printable game on Adventure in a Box) — Learn the flags of the world (and participating countries) in this exciting educational game for kids.
Magnetic Figure Skating STEAM Activity (instructions on Preschool STEAM) — These paper dolls really skate with the use of magnets!
13 Activities About Winter Arab Athletes (see them all on A Crafty Arab) — Lots of ways to learn about the diverse field of athletes at the PyeongChang Games.
Go for the Gold with DairyPure & Enter to Win a Trip for Four to the 2020 Games in Tokyo!
To help celebrate the Olympics, now through February 27, DairyPure encourages you and your family to re-enact and share your favorite moments from Team USA in the Olympics with DairyPure Milk, whether that’s finishing an ice skating routine by drinking a glass of DairyPure, or shooting an empty DairyPure carton into a hockey net.
Maddie Bowman, US Freeski team member, will choose her favorite and that lucky winner will receive a trip for four to the 2020 Games in Tokyo!
All you need to do to enter is upload a video or photo to social media of your family re-enacting your favorite Olympic moments with DairyPure, using the hashtags #DairyPureGold and #Contest – click here for full details and contest rules. Check out DairyPure’s Facebook page too!
All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on February 27, 2018. Good luck!!
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