Olympic Games {Learn about History & the Horse}

The Olympics are shrouded in history and within that history and tradition are the infamous Chariot Races. My son is enthralled with this original sport. We took a look at old images of horses in the Olympics online to get him even more geared up after reading a great book introduction to the Olympics for young children. I thought a good way to integrate a little learning in that excitement was to truly learn about the horse. What makes them so fast? So I downloaded these horse nomenclature cards from Montessori Print Shop, printed and laminated them. We were off (to the races!).


I presented the cards in a basket. I called him over to me and introduced him to the activity.


I laid each card with the label down vertically. Then in the next column I laid each card without the label down next to the card with the label, then I held each label card up and told my son what the card read and asked him to tell me to which part of the horse that label belonged.


Then we started from the beginning and identified the parts of the horse. Adding the figurine was just for fun but he enjoyed pointing to the various parts of the horse once he had learned their proper names. Here is a wonderful video on the proper presentation of three part cards.

If you want more for your kids on the topic of the Olympics, check out this great site for ideas for kids.

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Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and WhattoExpect.com.


  1. Colt Downs says

    It’s quite amusing that your child wants to learn everything about horses. He may have a liking for riding horse or even racing in them in the future. You should encourage him to pursue this activity. Children these days have no interest in seeing a horse, let alone ride one.
    When he’s grown older, it would also be a good idea to introduce him to horse riding. A local ranch would do the trick. I’m also aiming to encourage my children to pursue something more physical like horse riding than sitting all day and playing video games.
    Anyway, keep on educating your child about the Olympics. I hope he gets interested in pursuing one of its sports!

  2. says

    It’s great that you are nurturing you sons love of horses. When I was little I used to love horses but when I actually had a chance to ride one I was terrified. Maybe if some one had developed my love of horses it would me a different story.

  3. says

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  5. says

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