I am getting so excited for the Summer Olympics. When I was little my mom loved to watch them and I remember every night laying on the floor watching girls not much older than me doing back flips on a balance beam and thinking they were amazing. I loved listening to the athlete’s stories of overcoming adversity and witnessing their perseverance against all odds. You can’t help but to dream a little bigger, and work a little harder when watching the Olympics. My oldest is just now to an age where I think I can get him interested, and I found a few crafts and activities that will be perfect for introducing and teaching him about the event.
Crafts and Activities To Celebrate The Olympics
- Make Olympic rings with paper rolls – you can make an Olympic flag, shirt, or just a little something to hang on the fridge.
- I would love to have a few friends over for an Olympic Games Party – all the ideas from Parents are actually do-able with some fun ideas to celebrate.
- If you really want to take your Olympic celebrations to the next level Tania McCartney has some super cute ideas, from the numbers down to the invitations.
- Make an Olympic torch and shirt to wear, so many fun things you can do with the torch from Kate’s Creative Space.
- I am all sorts of in love with the idea of making world flags to hang – Vanessa from Silly Eagle Books made this banner with felt and five basic shapes – I think I can pull it off.
- Marie from Make And Takes has all sorts of ideas to celebrate the Olympics , and I love that most everything she uses you have around the house. Ring Toss Challenge anyone?
Are you getting excited yet? Good, here are a bunch more fun ideas and resources to get your family involved in the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
I just ordered this Story Of The Olympics kids book from Usborne books
A great list of Books About London from Playful Learning
Some great ideas for Toddlers and the Olympic Rings from Toddler Approved
A great London 2012 Preview Video
That should do it! If you have anything to add to the list leave a link in the comments, I’d love to see it.