Winter Olympics


Torino 2006

Opening date: 10 February 2006
Closing date: 26 February 2006
Country of the host city: Italy (ITA)
Official Site

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Winter Olympics for Kids

From AOC

"Enchanted Learning" Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics Through the Years
Competition Calendar
Wikipedia - The Winter Olympics
2006 Australian Winter Olympic Resource
"Primary school teachers can access over 70 Olympic Winter Games-themed, cross-curriculum resources. This educational resource has been structured around Gardnerís Multiple Intelligences and Bloomís Thinking Taxonomy. This has been done deliberately, to ensure that the activities can be used in any Stateís curriculum framework and linked by teachers to their own unit planning."
The names of the athletes and their events
Paralympic      Winter Paralympic Games on 10-19 March 2006
2006 Paralympic Winter Games - Torino - official site for the IX Paralympic Winter Games, March 10-19, 2006. Offers news, events, and sport information such as wheelchair curling, ice sledge hockey, alpine skiing, and Nordic skiing.
Schools and the Paralympic Winter Games  - Kids Village. Select the English Version. It's for older kids


  "Record team picked for Winter Games
A record 40 athletes will represent Australia at next month's Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Twenty-two men and 18 women make up Australia's biggest ever Winter Games team, which includes the country's first competitors for the women's bobsleigh and skeleton events.
The size of the team for the February 10-26 Olympics is a big increase over the 27 athletes sent to the last Winter Games in Salt Lake City four years ago".   ABC Net
Australian Olympic Committee - for Education. Lower, Middle and Primary lessons and plans.
Upper Primary Resource
Brainy Encyclopaedia - Snow Sports
Great Theme Ideas
The Teachers Corner
Outstanding Links 
This last link is, in my opinion, as good as it gets! ***** rating!
Integrating an Olympic Theme
About Snow Has activities as well.
My Activities - Winter Olympics Games
Task 1 [ about 45 mins including printing]
Talk about the Olympics. Then snow and ice and any personal experiences.
Show the pictures of the various events - enough to arouse an interest.
KidPix - centre the words "Winter Olympics" and find suitable stamps    or
Inspiration, Kidspiration, - the same activity using those resources
Excellent graphic rich [Flash] site showing animated information about the different events
Use the activities from

Use the pictures from these kids to see the activities.


Winter Sports Colouring Pages
Choose a colouring page suitable for the theme "Winter Olympics", print and colour.
Skier colour puzzle                    Skater colour puzzle                  Lots more    
Downhill Skier                            Skates                                      Speed Skaters    

Which of these pictures are about the Winter Olympics?
Print it out and circle the correct pictures.
Ready to print activities - occdsb

The Winter Olympics Program - and Questions
More logic questions
  Olympic flag
Take the Winter Olympics Cyber Hunt
Draw the Winter Olympics flag in KidPix using the circle tool. Make sure you have the colours in their order. see
Find the sports in the Winter Olympics and make up a WordSearch using these words.
Using the sports in the Winter Olympics link, make a slide show in KidPix about the sports in the Winter Olympics.  

Print and make some snow people from Familycrafts
Olympic Print-and-Do Activities:
Olympic Friends Paper Dolls:
"(Students could make their own paper people and dress them - they can act out stories or scenes, write "plays" or "skits" or tell stories using these.)"

Make a teeny tiny  counting book    
Teacher Created pdf
Some Worksheets



Winter Olympics Colour Book Kids village Torino 2006
Choose two of the fun activities from this page to do.  

Turin, Italy map

Learn about Italy      
Colour the Winter Olympics Flag Online
How to draw the Olympic Rings using Graph Paper - in detail!
Video of the events
Winter Olympic Sports: 
(By clicking on the names of the sports you can see image(s) of the sport,
the "new" pictogram for the sport, and the venue, schedule and more)

How to do some of the events. Graphically!
An Educators Guide to the Olympics - ideas require PDF    
Reading Comprehensions
     Ring Around the Olympics (Grades 2-3)
     Running with Fire (Grades 2-3)
     Football and Skiing? (Grades 2-3)
     Bored in the Snow? (Grades 2-3)
     Hockey Girl (Grades 2-3)
     Olympic Flowers (Grades 2-3)
     She WILL Skate (Grades 2-3)
Word Shapes


Unscramble the Countries
Unscramble the Countries
Large Italy Outline Map
Dot to Dots    

     Spelling (challenging)
     Alphabet (lowercase letters)
     Alphabet (CAPITALIZED letters)
Mixed: Each page count by a different number
     Count by 1's (easier)
     Count by 1's
     Count by 2's
     Count by 3's
     Count by 4's
     Count by 5's
     Count by 6's
     Count by 7's
     Count by 8's
     Count by 9's
     Count by 10's
     Count by 25's
     Completed drawings (no dot to dots)



Some Winter Games you can play at  Primarygames
Olympic Torch Concentration Game
Winter Sports - Jigsaws at Jigzone
US based games


Yr 1/2
Make a KidPix Slide Show with the following as pages.
  ♦The Olympic Rings
  ♦Map of Italy and Flag
  ♦Favourite Sport. Find something interesting for your sentence from here
  ♦Medal Watch Page.
  ♦Write one sentence about each to go with the picture.
  ♦Also, choose and study a country.
  ♦Monitor our medal wins. Make a simple column graph of medal counts. Australian Medal Counts
  ♦We can also use information to make a class graph of the sports you have heard about.


For our kids, most of whom have never seen snow!
Some online Winter games showing snow and ice. and here 
Build a snowman
Make a snowflake and
Snow sports [including Bonus .com]
Virtual Snowman
Can you place me?
Pictures of real snow crystals

Olympic Technology Web Grades K-2 See list on this site for help

Sports Lessons
Should you be interested in a Northern Winter Theme, here is a great link page.
Researching each of the sports
Matching Activity.    
Make a Snow Village    

Jan. 2006


Wayne at R-7school info
Updated Feb. 2006
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