It won’t be long until the 2018 Winter Olympics is here! From February 9 – February 25, 2018, we can enjoy another fascinating round of Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea!
To get us ready, I’ve compiled a fun list of resources, printables, and other fun things to help us in our unit study.
Note (written 2018): I originally published this list of Olympic Unit Study helps for the 2014 Games. It’s now completely updated for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games! Enjoy studying with your children!
Note #2 (written 2022): It is now time for the 2022 Olympics! This post has been around a few years! While it has a few generic resources that can be used for any set of Winter Olympic games, I will not be updating it with any resources to use for the Winter 2022 Games.
Most resources listed in this Winter Olympics unit study are free, however, there are a few paid resources that are very reasonably priced.
→ Also, know that some of these resources were published prior to past Olympic Games, but they are easily adaptable to the 2018 season!
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Key Information for Winter Olympics 2018
When does the Winter Olympics 2018 begin?
The Olympics will run February 8 – February 25, 2018.
The Games start on February 8th, however, the Opening Ceremony is on February 9th.
Where can you watch the Olympics?
NBC will show the Winter Games on TV, or you can watch the Olympics online.
Just click on the ‘watch’ tab on that link.
Where can I find out information about the events?
The official site for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. You’ll find a list of Games there, along with the schedule.
Books About the Winter Olympics
What’s a unit study without books?! Here are a few to check out from your library!
G is for Gold by Brad Herzog
Snowman Paul and the Winter Olympics by Yossi Lapid
A Kid’s Guide to the 2018 Winter Games by Jack L. Roberts
Winter Olympics Art Activities
Start your Winter Olympics unit study with Chalk Pastels! Chalk pastels are the perfect unit study art project, since they are adaptable to such a wide variety of ages. Literally Preschoolers to High Schoolers can use the same tutorial.
This Winter Olympics ebook will take your students through 7 different Olympic chalk pastel projects – a bobsled, a downhill skier, and more!
We are huge chalk pastel fans and I can’t wait for us to draw the Olympic medals!
Chalk Pastel.com now has a video tutorial available of the Winter Games! My children and I have worked through many chalk pastel video tutorials and they are simply magnificent! Nana, the teacher, walks us step by step through each particular project.
My kiddos love her easy, gentle style. And I do, too!
Click through to Chalk Pastel.com and you can watch the How to Draw an Olympic Torch for free!
Dot Marker Olympic Rings – 3Dinosaurs
Cute Do-a-dot style printables for the Olympic Rings
Make a Handprint Olympic Torch – Handprint & Footprint Art
Step-by-step tutorial for making a handprint Olympic torch
The Olympics: Crafts, Activities, Printables, and More!
Study the time zone difference with your kiddos! Use a time zone converter to see the difference in PyeongChang and your home town.
Mapping the Olympics – Creative Family Fun
This post is from the 2014 Winter Games, but you could easily modify it for 2018! This is a neat idea.
Torn Paper Torches – 3Dinosaurs
A very versatile activity for a wide age range; use torn pieces of paper to make the Olympic torch
Olympic Torch Sponge Painting – JDaniel4’s Mom
A neat sponge painting torch activity
Homemade Pretzlels: Olympic Style – 123Homeschool4Me
Make homemade pretzels with an Olympic theme – super cute!
Graph the Olympic Rings – Teach Beside Me
This is a fabulous activity using coordinates to graph the rings
Olympic Torch and Homemade Medals – Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
A step-by-step guide to making a cute Olympic torch for small hands; also includes how to make homemade winner medals
Make a Laurel Wreath Crown – Creekside Learning
Quick instructions for making a neat laurel wreath crown
Montesorri-Inspired Math Activites for the Olympics – PreK + K Sharing
Several great ideas for incorporating math into your Olympics study!
Macaroni Olympic Medals – Macaroni Kid
This is a great way to use up expired pasta; just paste and paint!
Make Olympic-Themed Ice Skates – Rhinestones and Pine Cones
Cute craft to make ice skates just like the Olympic skaters
Easy and Edible Gold Medals – Reading Confetti
All you need is licorice whips and vanilla wafers
More Edible Gold Medals – Create, Craft, Love
Vanilla oreos, icing, and Fruit by the Foot (yum!)
Make Simple Olympic Games for Kids – The Educators’ Spin On It
Simple, yet fun Olympic-style games for kids – wonderful ideas!
Torn Paper Torches – 3 Dinosaurs
Easy craft using torn paper
LEGO Olympic Rings – Little Bins for Little Hands
Instructions for making a set of Olympic Rings
Winter Olympics Printable Packet – Proverbial Homemaker
A BIG packet for Preschool – First (ish) grade
DIY Felt Medals – Collage, Collage
Involves a bit of sewing, but a really neat medal!
Ski Lift Paper Plate Craft – JDaniel4’s Mom
Oh I love a paper plate craft! This one is fabulous!
Do you know of a Winter Olympics resource not on this list? Make sure to leave me a comment with a link and I’ll add it in!