Kids love learning about sports and engaging in sports themed activities!
This FREE simple activity plan includes doable sports activity ideas that are perfect for preschoolers.
Add these ideas to your sports themed week or pick and choose your favorites for just when you need something to do!
Here is a picture peek at all of the ideas. Which one do you think your kids will love most? My girls were all about the decorate a jersey idea!
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LITERACY: FOOTBALL NAME DOT IT!
Sketch a football outline on a sheet of paper. Label it with letters including letters in your child’s name. Write your child’s name on the page then have them hunt to find and dot all the letters in their name on the football. Dot the letters with bingo daubers, stickers, or markers.
MATH: SPORTS FLAG LINE UP
Cut out multiple colored paper flags. Label each with an ordinal number from first to tenth. Lay the flags flat on the ground or stick on the wall with painter’s tape. Have you child order the flags. Say things like: The second flag is blue. Where is the green flag in the line? What flag is 4th in line?
CREATE: DECORATE A JERSEY
Draw a sketch of a jersey shirt on a large sheet of paper. Set out various supplies for decorating like markers, paint sticks, stickers, plastic gems, etc. Ask your child to design and decorate their very own sports jersey! *I had my girls include their name and also a sports number.
GROSS MOTOR: SPORTS THEMED OBSTACLE COURSE
Use cones, tape, chalk, balls and bats to create your own sports themed obstacle course. Add things like make a basket jumping, dribble through the cones, swim under the rope, swing the bat 5 times, etc. Get creative and have fun! This is such a great way to get your kids moving!
SENSORY: BALL WATER PLAY
Toss various small balls in a tub of water and let your littles play! Balls to add: ping pong balls, golf balls, ball pit balls, baseballs, mii footballs, etc. Does your ball sink or float?
SNACKTIVITY: O IS FOR OLYMPICS
Sketch a big O on a sheet of paper and label it “O is for Olympics.” Have your child create the “O” out of Froot Loops as you talk all about what the Olympic games are. What sports do we see in the games?
SING: TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME!
This kids sports song by Super Simple Songs is a classic and always so fun to sing!
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There are so many fun ways to tie in sports to learning and play! What ideas do you have? I’d love to hear about your favorite ways to get moving and learning with sports!
Looking for even more sports themed fun and need some printable centers for your pre-k kids? Check out this sports centers and activities pack for hands-on and engaging activities!