Engaging Activities for the Winter Games

I'm so excited about the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games. I've watched many of the qualifying events and informative documentaries on the athletes. I love getting to know their stories and how hard each athlete has worked to make it to South Korea. Because the Winter Games represents countries from all over the world, I've provided some engaging activities so your students can enjoy and understand more about the winter games.

Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.



History of the Games

National Geographic gives a brief history of the Olympic games.  In fact, the first games were created in honor of Zeus, Greece's famous king of the gods. Students can even vote on their favorite winter event and learn about the symbols of the games.

South Korea

The country of South Korea is hosting the 2018 winter games. Pyeongchang is surrounded by the Taebaek Mountains in Gangwon-do Province. Students can color a map of South Korea and design a colorful brochure for visitors to the country.

Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.

Favorite Athletes

To learn more about USA athletes, visit the official Team USA website. Bios are given on each athlete. Some athletes have their own website.
Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.

Favorite Sports

On the official winter games site, students can click on "Sport" in the menu bar and learn more about a specific sport. This CNN site tells when the sport was added to the winter games. Students can then write facts about the sport. To learn more trivia about the history of the games, click on the Science Kids site. For writing ideas, I've included "Which Sport Should be Eliminated" and "Which Sport Should" be Added to the winter games. If you're familiar with Newsela, they have a great article on the winter sports in Pyeongchang. Students can read the article and answer the questions for comprehension.

Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.

Keeping Score

All of us are curious about the number of medals the US is winning and how they compare to other countries. I've provided a schedule template for the time and location of events and charting the medals won by the US and other leading countries. My friend Erin, with Erintegrations, has a Google Sheet™ that calculates the number of medals and translates to graphs. If you have an iPad or iPhone, grab the official Pyeongchang 2018 app. Softonic.com has more recommended apps.

Hidden Pictures PowerPoint Game

Hidden Pictures PowerPoint Game is one of my favorite activities for review in any subject area. I've included questions and answers about the winter games.
Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.

 Digging Deeper

Students can learn more about the venues of the events and the country of South Korea with this Google Maps™ Scavenger Hunt. Then, students can become a reporter by giving viewers facts and trivia about the Olympics, favorite athletes, and sports. Use Doink Green Screen and iMovie for this activity.
Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.

To purchase my Project Based Learning Pyeongchang 2018 unit and unit about South Korea, click on the images below.

Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.     Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.

Are you ready for the winter games? I've provided engaging activities for your students to learn while enjoying all the winter sport events. These activities are great for third, fourth, and fifth grades.


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