Anytime Ice Skating

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”

-Sitting Bull

No matter what the weather is like outside, here is a way to ice skate all year ’round.

Each child needs 2 pieces of wax paper. I usually tear one piece off the roll and then tear that piece in half. Each child needs one for each foot.

With or without shoes, a child places each foot on wax paper. Then moving the feet without lifting them they start. At first, it may be suprising to them since they will slip and slide a bit.  It is helpful to be close by in case they need a hand for balance until they get used to the movement.


Toddlers participate in this ice skating activity also.


Expect to have some surprised children when they first start and then giggles and lots of movement. Ice skating is done on floors with our without carpet. Experiment and see what you like best….that reminds me….You, the adult can ice skate, too. It is lots of fun. Give it a try.

This movement activity gives children an opportunity to develop agility, balance, and coordination in gross motor. As children develop gross motor development they gain security about themselves and their world. They experience pleasure in doing this activity. Celebrate their gaining control as they ice skate!

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I'm Cathie. Welcome to my little early childhood corner! I have been involved with young children and their teachers for over 20 years: teaching, supervising, training, presenting, serving on state and community boards and councils. I love sharing quality early childhood ideas that are engaging! Thank you for joining me on this new adventure,
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9 Responses to Anytime Ice Skating

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  2. nlieuopreschool says:

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  3. Hannah says:

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

  4. This is awesome! I love this idea – who knew you could “ice skate” indoors?!?

  5. Deborah says:

    This is a great idea!

    • admin says:

      It’s such a simple idea, too. I love doing it at workshops and seeing the surprise and wonder as adults enjoy the activity! Works well on several types of floors, too. Thanks for your comment.