Sports Day Learning Activities

Does your school participate in a sports day or field day during the school year? Bring the excitement surrounding sports day into the classroom with some fun sports-themed classroom learning activities! Don’t worry if your school doesn’t host a school wide sports day. Host your own classroom version! These sports-themed learning activities work great for a special class reward day, end of the year theme day, in conjunction with the Olympics, or anytime you want to shake up your instruction and do some fun, hands-on learning!

sports day learning activities

What’s Included:

  • sports day invitation
  • activities for social studies, ELA, math, science for at least one day of instruction
  • teacher directions and materials list for each activity
  • standards for each activity
  • all printables included
  • tips for use in the classroom

Social Studies Sports Day Activities

Students will practice their latitude and longitude skills by pinpointing locations of the Olympic Games hosting cities. Use the included task cards, Google Earth, recording page, and world map. When students finish this, then they can work on a history of sports timeline!

sports day learning activities

Math Sports Day Activities

Math learning centers will be a breeze to plan with the six included math activities! Students will practice the skills of area, measurement, data, adding and subtracting decimals, and more. Take your math learning outside with a long jump and 100m dash measurement and data activities. Use some or all of the included activities during your sports day fun!

ELA Sports Day Activities

Research a famous Olympian! Research directions, graphic organizers, and biography writing page are included. Students can also practice language with the included skill pages.

sports day learning activities

Science Sports Day Activities

Learn about pulse with a fun heart rate activity. Complete a high dive experiment about weight. These science activities will have your students engaged and learning!

Teacher Tips

There are more than enough activities to spread activities out over a few days. Go all out and decorate your classroom for the event. Set up sports decorations, wear your favorite team uniforms, or make a special sports-themed snack. Do as much or as little as you want. Either way it will be a day your students will remember!

Get this sport-themed day unit here!

sports day learning activities

Read about more theme day units below!

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Happy teaching!

sports day learning activities