Gymnastics Printables

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What Is Gymnastics?

Eating disorders are common in gymnastics.
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Gymnastics is a great sport for kids to learn — coaches and experts say children can start learning the sport as early as age six. Health Fitness Revolution notes that learning gymnastics provides a plethora of benefits for children, including:

  • Flexibility
  • Disease prevention
  • Strong, healthy bones
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Meeting daily exercise needs
  • Increased cognitive function
  • Increased coordination
  • Strength development
  • Discipline
  • Social skills

"Younger children learn how to stand in line, look, listen, be quiet when others are talking, work and think independently, and how to be respectful of others," says Health Fitness Revolution. "The older kids learn how to set a good example for the people who look up to them and become role models at a young age."

Help your students or children learn about the benefits of this engaging sport with these free printables.

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Gymnastics Word Search

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In this first activity, students will locate 10 words commonly associated with gymnastics. Use the activity to discover what they already know about the sport and spark discussion about the terms with which they're unfamiliar.

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Gymnastics Vocabulary

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In this activity, students match each of the 10 words from the word bank with the appropriate definition. It’s a perfect way for students to learn key terms associated with the gymnastics.

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Gymnastics Crossword Puzzle

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Invite your students to learn more about the sport by matching the clue with the appropriate term in this fun crossword puzzle. Each of the key terms used has been provided in a word bank to make the activity accessible for younger students. 

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Gymnastics Challenge

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This multiple-choice challenge will test your student's knowledge of the facts related to gymnastics. Let your child practice his research skills by investigating at your local library or on the internet to discover the answers to the questions about which he's unsure.

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Gymnastics Alphabet Activity

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Elementary-age students can practice their alphabetizing skills with this activity. They'll place the words associated with gymnastics in alphabetical order.

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