Assignments 5-6

Assignments for all themes:

Before continuing, read the following blogs about it understanding the children in your group and the translate your exercises into fantasy.

There are many possibilities to translate exercises into fantasy. You can use your imagination, but often the children help to shape the story. Take advantage of that!

Below you can choose two examples that we will go into a little more deeply about:

Other topics used are:

You are free to fill in the stories with your own imagination and to translate the exercises within your story. Also ask colleagues what they have used for stories.


An example:

We all go to the zoo together. There we are going to see which animals are there and we are going to imitate those animals on ice skates.


Make sure you stay together with the whole group when you go on the big track. Make sure that the children understand where you are going to stop. For example, ask: do you see the blue sign? Yes! What kind of letters are on it? White! If that's right, then you know for sure that the kids understand what you mean.

First you go to the zoo. There you buy a ticket at the cash register. Then you go past the animals one by one. When you are with an animal, you skate on to the next animal as that animal. Every time, agree on a place to stop.

Depending on the level of your group, you can determine how long the distances are to the next animal. Make sure they have enough time to do the exercise.

What do we take with us?

Before we go somewhere it is always nice if you have the things you need with you. Just put them in your backpack (ribbon).

How do we get there?

You can decide for yourself or with the children how you go there. Try to translate the means of transport into a skating exercise:

Which animals do you encounter?

You can decide with the children which animals you encounter. Try to translate the animal into a skating exercise:

They usually think this exercise is fantastic, especially if they can say which animals they encounter. If you have a smaller group, you don't want to let the children choose for themselves but still give them a sense of 'control', you could do it with a dice. Each number corresponds to a certain animal, and you take it in turns to have the children roll the dice. This works better on the 30×60 track, as the die is less likely to get under the skates of other skaters.



On safari in search of wildlife. By plane to Africa. Possibility to combine with camping in the wild.


twin tag

Tappers skate hand in hand, if they tap someone, they also hold a hand. If there are four children, they become two twins again, etc. Participate as an instructor, they like nothing more than trying to tap you).


Movement technical facets






Posture/position of the joints

You can also let them skate as if they have something heavy on their back, for example a backpack.




Different phases/parts of the skating stroke










As you can see, the assignments for the different phases/parts of the skating stroke are quite empty. With this group you mainly work globally. A more technical/concrete/explicit way of teaching is not appropriate for this group.


A possible structure of lessons


(always possible to adapt to your group)

  1. A lot of attention to balance, stability
  2. From balance to rhythm
  3. From balance and rhythm to timing
  4. From balance and rhythm to timing to posture