I love the Olympics. There is something about watching nations come together to cheer on a common cause and hearing inspiring stories about athletes who have beaten the odds or overcome seemingly impossible obstacles that just gets me. Being a homeschooler, the Games also offers me an opportunity to teach my kids about what they can learn from that spirit of determination and to study the host country.
I like to make the learning more fun by also incorporating some Olympics crafts, activities, themed food, and of course, we always have our own little mini Olympics for both Summer and Winter Games complete with medals.
Create Your Own Backyard Olympics from here on The Chaos and The Clutter (this was so, so much fun!)
Olympic Torch Game for Kids from Teach Mama
Olympic Torch Obstacle Course from Melissa and Doug (pictured)
Move Like a Gymnast from Creative Family Fun
O is for “Olympics” from I Can Teach My Child (pictured)
Olympics Paper Chain Countdown from Housing a Forest (pictured)
Coffee Filter Olympic Rings from No Time for Flash Cards (pictured)
Olympic Fun Lego Ring Sorting from Toddler Approved
Paper Plate Olympic Rings from Meaningful Mama (pictured)
Laurel Wreath from Kids Activities Blog
Salt Dough Olympic Medals from The Imagination Tree (pictured)
Olympic Torch Painting Projects from JDaniel4’s Mom
Olympic Torch Craft for Preschoolers from Happy Hooligans (pictured)
Olympic Ring Bottle Cap Sort from Housing a Forest (pictured)
Olympic Sensory Activity from Playtivities
Olympic Torch for the Opening Ceremony from Naturally Educational (pictured)
Edible Olympic Rings from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
Olympic Snack Necklaces from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Olympic Ring and Olympic Medal Cookies from I Can Teach my Child
Olympics Inspired Healthy Snack Recipe from See Vanessa Craft (pictured)
Olympic Ring Pretzels from I Can Teach my Child (pictured)
Summer Olympics Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Summer Olympics Observation Sheet from 3 Dinosaurs
Summer Olympic Pack Colour by Letter from 3 Dinosaurs
What the Olympics Can Teach Our Kids from here on The Chaos and The Clutter
What are you doing to celebrate the upcoming Olympics?
I love this idea. I didn’t think of doing an Olympics Theme with the daycare kids. Thank you for putting this together.