The Winter Olympics begin in exactly one week! Even though I tend to enjoy watching the summer Olympics more than the Winter Olympics, I LOVE to snow ski…so this ski matching activity is right up my alley!
The great thing about this activity is that it can be easily adapted to the age and ability of your child. If you have a toddler or young preschooler, you can work on matching colors. If you have an older preschooler, match capital and lowercase letters. If you have a school-aged child, write math equations on one “ski” and the answer on the other.
1. Use sharp scissors to carefully snip the corners of one end of each craft stick to look like a ski (I forgot to get a picture of this step).
2. Use the Mr. Sketch markers to color pairs of your “skis”. You can use regular markers as well, but these particular markers have such vibrant colors that show up better on the craft sticks. :)
3. I attached some small circle labels to the bottom of each “ski”.
4. Cut your sticky-back Velcro into three smaller strips.
5. Attack the Velcro onto each set of skis so that they cross in the center.
6. This is where you can adapt the activity to fit the age and ability of your child. If you have a toddler, have him/her match the colors of skis. If you have older preschoolers, match capital and lowercase letters.