Looking for fun indoor winter activities for your kids? This fun skating activity will allow your little ones to glide across any floor – it will really get their hearts pumping!
Ice skating is one of the best winter activities for kids when it comes to building strength, coordination, and balance. It takes a lot of balance to maintain an upright position on those tiny strips of metal!
What You’ll Need:
What to Do:
Give each child 2 paper plates to stand on. Turn on some music and let them go crazy!
Tell them to try to skate with the rhythm of the music — fast, slow, smooth, choppy.
Can they move their arms side to side like a speed skater would? Show them how a speed skater or figure skater might move on You Tube! Here are some examples:
Figure Skating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0blXZ_vH0c
Speed Skating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhRwA9ryxZU
How to Change it Up:
-If the plates won’t stay under your kids’ feet, use duct tape like a strap to secure them to their feet.
-Add an additional body control challenge by having them freeze when the music stops.
-Put on a skating show! Who has the best form? Who would be the best figure skater? Who is the fastest?
Skill Areas Addressed:
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