Watching the Olympics has me thinking I’m basically a world class figure skater!
I may be getting a little carried away…
However, I am going to get my figure skating fix with this simple sensory “bin” activity.
Grab a FREE copy of the Figure Skating Shapes Template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Drama

  • Engage in pretend play
  • Utilize familiar props for their intended purpose (use a phone to call someone) and invent new purposes for them

Geometry

  • Identify common 2-dimensional shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, heart, star, circle, semi-circle, oval, diamond

Science

  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Drama

  • Engage in pretend play to represent known and make believe situations
  • Utilize familiar props for their intended purpose (use a phone to call someone) and invent new purposes for them

Geometry

  • Identify common 2-dimensional shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, heart, star, circle, semi-circle, oval, diamond

Science

  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Figure Skating Shapes Template

*Clear Pan

*Small Toys

Water

*Tape

Step #1
Print the Figure Skating Shapes Template.
Step #2
Tape the template to the bottom of the pan so when the pan is right side up you can see the shapes through the bottom.
Step #3
Pour water into the pan and freeze it.
Step #4

Take your pan out of the freezer and allow your Lil’ to play with their toys as figure skaters and skate on the ice.

Encourage your Lil’ to have their toys skate in the shapes printed on the template.

Teacher Tip

Boil the water before freezing so that it freezes clear.

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