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The 2018 Winter Olympic Games runs from the 9 – 25 February 2018. The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Korea for the first time in 30 years after the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 click here to visit the site. The host city is in Pyeonchang in South Korea.  PyeongChang  is where the opening and closing ceremonies will be, along with most snow sports. Alpine speed events will take place in Jeongseon, and all ice sports will be competed in the coastal city of Gangneung.

Many facts and figures about the 2018 Winter Olympic games can be found on the PyeongChang 2018 website. This site would be more use to teachers – for background information, the emblems etc. – than children. It gives information about the venue, the sports and a timeline of events up until now.  However on this page, there are videos about the mascots and the emblem.

The TES is offering a mega bundle of Winter Olympic resources.

“This MEGA Winter Olympic Games Bundle has everything you need to make a fun and engagin [sic] unit before, during and after the Olympic game period. It includes 3 writing activities, math challenges, stem activities, and other fun stuff.”(TES)  It looks as though it is designed for primary school, sadly it does not say! The pack is £12 with a whole school licence for ad additional £30.

Activity Village – offers a really good range of information for children, the information is free, but you are invited to become a member to download some of the printables. Despite that, there are plenty of freely available resources.

Science Kids – provides a page of Sports Facts about the winter Olympics.

Education World – has a host of good ideas all linked to the previous Sochi Winter Games, again this site is a teacher resources but not suitable for the use by the children as it is four years out of date.

“The Winter Olympic Games is a “teachable moment” that comes along only once every four years, so the Education World team has gathered lesson ideas to help you teach to the moment. Included: Lessons to teach history, vocabulary, decimals, sportsmanship, and more!”(Education World)

The Teacher’s Corner – has many lesson plans based on the theme of the Winter Olympics right across the age range.

There are many paid-for resources offered in the Teachers Pay Teachers site, searchable for age. This site may well inspire ideas, I particularly like the idea of the QR code scavenger hunt related to winter Olympic activities, I like the mini book idea too!

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