~Insert Olympic Theme Song Here~

This year marks the 31st summer Olympics.  It is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Events will include archery, gymnastics, cycling, diving, golf, volleyball and much more.  Here’s the schedule if you want to keep up with it!

https://www.rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results 

 

So, where did the Olympics even come from?

Now that you are properly educated on the history of the Olympics and on this year’s events, what kinds of things can you do at home?  The Olympics are a great way to spend some time with your kids and you can even have your own Olympics in your backyard!

First, you need to make some fancy medals to help entice your miniature participants to compete.

Check this out from Honey & Lime!

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Olympic Rings Gold Medal with Fruit Loops

You will need:

  • Olympic Gold Medal Printable
  • Kellogg’s Fruit Loops
  • Red, white and blue Tri-stripe ribbon, 5/8 inch (craft store)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • hole punch
  • white card stock

http://www.honeyandlime.co/2014/02/olympics-kids-crafts-gold-medal-rings-fruit-loops-printable-template.html 

 

This website features instructions for a javelin throw, balance beam, bean bag toss, relay races and a discus throw. Now your little ones can feel like they are part of the action of the 2016 Summer Olympics!  Better yet, match your activities to the ones on TV and challenge them to be an Olympian!

http://hoosierhomemade.com/backyard-olympic-games/

Now, let the games begin and as always, THINK OUTSIDE!

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