Downhill Racer

Downhill Racer craft

Skiing and snowboarding are cool! Kids picture themselves flying downhill with mountains and athlete in perspective.

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    Being active in winter sports is one way to stay warm in cold weather.

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    There are several types of skiing. Most of us know Alpine skiing which is downhill skiing. Nordic skiing includes ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Snowboarding is the newest form of skiing using a board that is shaped similar to a skateboard.

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    Find out about some famous skiers and snowboarders. What does their equipment look like? Some participants ski off of ramps, others ski through forests, and snowboarders do tricks on halfpipes. Both skiers and snowboarders go through downhill slaloms. Check out a video or watch TV coverage to see athletes in each of these sports.

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    Using Crayola® Markers, draw yourself as a skier or snowboarder in action. To get the idea of mountains and downhill movement, draw your skier in perspective. Perspective drawing tricks your eye into seeing three-dimensional space on a flat piece of paper