Canada and the Winter Olympics

canada at the olympics 2014 learning resources

Sochi 2014:

The Torch Relay – the official website of the Olympic Torch for Sochi 2014. Follow where it is and who is carrying it.

Sochi 2014 Official Website – Schedules, News, Photos, Standings, and more. This is the official site for the event.

Canadian Olympic Committee – the official website of the Canadian Olympic Team.

About Russia:

Russia Lapbook – from Homeschool Share. Free lapbook about this year’s host country.

Country of the Week: Russia – a 10 day lesson plan introduction to Russia, including language, maps, stories, animals, crafts, culture, etc.

The Olympics – Unit Studies:

The Winter Olympics – from S&S Learning Materials. Price: $20.99. Gr. 4-8. Downloadable E-book. Covers the history of the games, individual sports, famous Canadian Olympians, and more. Designed for the 2010 Vancouver games – with an extra section to cover those games.

Winter Olympic Games – Go For Gold: Canadian Edition – from Teachers Pay Teachers. Price: $8. Gr. 1-3. Includes 75 pages of worksheets and activities, focused on Canada! Vocabulary, medal count sheets, writing activities, crafts, measurements, and much more.

Winter Games 2014 Unit Study – from Amanda Bennett. Price: $10.95. K-12. Divided into upper and lower levels, this unit study includes a 4 week study of the Olympics from history, geography, culture, the sports, etc. Includes family project ideas and more. 

Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 Resources – from Teachers Pay Teachers. Price: $4.25. Gr 1-4. 34 pages. Printable activities – including vocabulary, book lists, math and language worksheets, writing prompts, etc.

2014 Winter Olympics Lapbook – from A Journey Through Learning. Price: $1. Gr. 2-7. Hands-On, 3-Folder lapbook that covers the history of the Olympics, the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and mini books for each event that allows the child to record the medal winners. 

All about Team Canada 2014:

Team Canada 2014 – from the CBC Olympics website. Photos and basic biography stats for each athlete on the Canadian Olympic team for 2014. 

Canadian Olympic Team YouTube Channel -Official YouTube channel of the Canadian Olympic Team, featuring commercials/trailers, mini-documentaries, 30 second interviews, etc. In both French and English.

Canadian Athletes Bio Cards Worksheets – from Teachers Pay Teachers. Price: $3. Gr. 3-5. Biography cards for athletes of each sport that encourage research skills.

Canada at the Olympics Trivia:

Canadian Olympic Trivia -A collection of trivia about Canadian Olympians and the events they’ve participated in. [Sorry, this appears to have been taken down!]

Canada at the Olympics – A 10 question multiple choice Canadian Olympics trivia quiz game.

Team Canada Pride:

Canadian Living Magazine: Sochi 2014 – Everything you need to know about throwing a Sochi 2014 Olympics party, including decorations and fun Canadian themed foods. Plus information about our Canadian team, uniforms, and more! 

DIY Olympic Jerseys – from Canadian Living. How to design and make a simple, but patriotic t-shirt.

Canada Flag Craft – from No Time for Flashcards. An easy craft to make your own Canadian Flag for displaying with pride! 

Canada Flag Colouring Page – from Print out, colour, and hang with pride!

Lesson Plans & Education:

Canadian Olympic School Program – Teacher and Classroom based lesson plans to encourage Olympic values and awareness, health and fitness. This year for 2013-2014 there are to be 10 modules (units) for grades 2-12 that cover topics from positive body image to learning about Sochi, mental health, and student journals. Includes a teacher’s guide. 

2014 Winter Olympics: Russia – from Collection of activities including reading comprehension and other language arts skills, lesson plans about the Olympics (writing prompts, classroom Olympics, the modern Olympics, etc), information about Olympic history, trivia, sports, controversies, and resources.

The Science of Winter Olympics – From the US National Science Foundation. 16 videos that take a look at the science behind the various sports and gear of the winter Olympics. Includes lesson plans and class activities to build on the learning, designed for students in Grades 5 – 12.

A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels: Winter Olympics – from Price: $4.99. Seven beginner (or continuing) art lessons involving chalk pastels, with tutorials on how to draw various winter Olympics related drawings, such as an Olympic torch, a bobsled, and Olympic medals.


Puckster Goes to the Olympics

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Puckster is Canada’s Hockey Mascot, and has been chosen to head to Sochi with the Canadian hockey team for the Olympics.

Canadians in the Winter Olympics

by J. Alexander Poulton

Showcasing outstanding Canadian Olympians such as 5 time gold winner Cindy Klaasen, defending gold speedskater Catriona Le May Doan, figure skater Barbara Ann Scott, the four-man bobsled team from 1964, and more.



Go Canada Go: Poster Set – from Teachers Pay Teachers. Price: $2. Bulletin Board set with cute graphics per sport.

Winter Olympics for Kids – from Large collection of printables: colouring pages, worksheets, learning to draw pages, puzzles, writing pages, sports related, and more. Plus crafts and activity ideas.

Winter Olympics Printables – from Includes a wide variety of mazes, word searches, crypto-grams, word scrambles, and colouring pages.

Olympic Theme Learning – from Large selection of printables and activities on the topic of the Olympics. From preschool letter stamping, colouring pages, and math worksheets (like medal tallying), and much more.

Colouring Sheets:

Winter Sports – from Lots of printable colouring sheets on a wide variety of winter sports.

Winter Olympics – from Winter Olympics based colouring sheets, featuring many different sports.


DIY Olympic Medals – from Using salt dough, this mom shows a simple way to make stylish and fun Olympic medals.

3 Olympic Rings Crafts – from 3 easy kids’ crafts to make your own Olympic Rings, using toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, and bingo dabbers!

Olympic Torch – from ItMom. Simple, but great looking Olympic torch, using posterboard and coloured paper.

Looking for more? Check out more Olympics Resources from my fellow Crewmates!

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