Aren't your thrilled to be watching the Olympic Winter Games? I just watched Men's Downhill Racing, and I am so humbled by all that incredible talent!
Celebrate the games with your students, grades 1-5, with these colorful word wall entries. ALL sports events names are included, with twenty-three pages of wonderful sports terms associated with the games (four mittens to a page). Choose colorful red mittens, or black and white mittens with the Olympic Rings in color. Templates are also included (for both red and white mittens) to make your own terms.
Need some new activities with the word wall entries? Try these:
Mix up your word wall activities with the blank templates and the sports names for older students: have them write down the USA team athlete names, and then match them up (game style, or on a bulletin board display) to the correct sport.
For older students as well, you can shuffle the cards, hand out three cards apiece, and have students write an Olympic Games paragraph, incorporating those terms, of course!
Use the cards also on bulletin boards, as title markers. Bring in stats for winners, news clippings, etc. and post them under each mitten title/header.
Finally, hold a spelling bee with the cards. Shuffle your deck. Line up your students. Give them the name of the term on the card you pull, which the student then has to spell (and/or define). You can split your students into "country teams" for this one, and see who gets the gold, silver, and bronze!
GO TEAM USA!