Finally it is time to celebrate the Olympics with some great Olympic activities for kids! The 2016 Summer Olympics are here! Don’t forget, Olympics are a way of celebrating unity, friendship and peace. This is a great opportunity to teach your kids about Olympics and cultivate the feelings of friendship and unity among the little minds.
If you are planning an Olympic themed family session, Olympic day or any celebrations, here are some Olympic activities for kids which you can’t miss. With some Olympic games for kids, you can sure make their day memorable. While you can use Olympic crafts for kids or Olympic activities for preschoolers, finally it is all about teaching them about unity and friendship.
Now until August 21st the whole world will be a buzz with Summer Olympics.Don’t forget that there is so much opportunity for learning and getting active with kids! Here are (a perfect) 10 tools to foster Olympic-worthy learning and help you host your own Olympics at home!
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Learn About the Olympics
Get the details on all of the summer games, the history of the olympics, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Created by one of my favorite resources, Knowledge Box Central. Tip: You can print as many of these lapbooks for your family and friends to build knowledge and community while you watch the games. $5.
This pack has crosswords, medal tally sheets, coloring pages, and my favorite – a venn diagram comparing modern and ancient Olympics! A lot of punch in one downloadable package, making it a great start to learning fun with Olympics. Suitable for Pre-K – 5th grade levels. $4.75.
There’s a little something in this bundle for everyone, from writing prompts, to coloring – great for the littles who need an activity while the group watches swimming. Suitable for 6-10 year olds. $4.99, down from $7.99.
For the avid sports – watching kiddos, this foldable game tracker allows them to track scores in each game for the summer 2016 Olympics. Use this as an opportunity to practice math based on their skill level – whose in first, second and third place? What percent is 4.8 out of 10? I love this handheld, interactive, printable tool! Just $1.
Whether you’re planning a viewing party with other families, or you have a class full of excited viewers, this is a fun group activity for all ages. Bone up on olympic vocabulary with this classic game with a timely theme. Speaking of which, let the games begin! $2.
For homeschoolers looking to mix things up this summer, this online course by 5-star reviewed Online Course features self-directed research projects, unit studies, and a deeper dive into the history and global meaning of the Olympic games. Great for elementary and middles school level kiddos comfortable with the internet. $15.
Host your Own Olympics at Home!
With these Olympic games for kids,you can easily host your Olympics at home!
These classic rubber playground balls come in a set of three assorted designs. Inflate with standard pump and needle.
Scoop and Toss Game features 2-15″ scoops and a softball-sized plastic ball can be used for a number of outdoor games including baseball, jai alai or catch. This would be a great game for field day!
Many children love the feel of climbing through the tunnel. Some of the benefits that can be realized are deep pressure input/touch, increased sense of body awareness, motor skills, balance, coordination, prone extension, and self regulation.
These fun play ring sets can be used in the yard, park, in the pool or at the beach! The big foam-ring paddles have a stretchy nylon center that make toss and catch games tons of fun.
I hope you will have fun time with these Olympic Activities for Kids.
May the best Olympians win!
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