The Summer Olympics are upon us! Do you have a favourite country, or even specific team or individual that you’re going to be cheering for? I’ve always enjoyed the Winter Olympics much more, but when the London 2012 Olympics were in the UK, we just couldn’t help but get hyped up about them, and this year I’m looking forward to watching them with Tristan and Kallista and discovering what their favourites are this year.
We’ve been using the Olympics as a way to introduce more skills and sports into our homeschool. The kids want to learn more about the Olympics and it’s then a great way to encourage them to try something new. They can learn where their own skills lie and they can challenge themselves to a personal best.
We’ve done a few posts over the last 4 years about the Summer Olympics, and today I’m rounding them up into one handy place for you. So grab the craft supplies and let’s have some fun creating a Mini-Olympics at home! (This post contains affiliate links)
Summer Olympics For Kids
Preschoolers and toddlers can participate in some fun home-made Summer Games events:
My kids love to craft; here are a couple of Olympic-themed crafts that are good for toddlers and preschoolers:
The Paralympics are very important for children to watch so that they can learn that with determination they can achieve their dreams, even if not in the way they may have been expecting. My kids loved trying out a few sports without sight or balance:
And if you’ve worked up an appetite after all of that activity, here are a couple of snacks that will keep you going:
And if that isn’t enough, here are a couple more ways to get in the spirit:
- Olympic Sports For Kids : Amazing Sports for Children Of All Ages
- What Are the Summer Olympics?
- G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet (Sports Alphabet)
As I sit and type, my children are watching the Women’s 200 M Freestyle and working on this Olympics Lapbook.
What’s your favourite Olympic sport to watch? Who are you cheering for this year? Leave me a comment below and we’ll cheer together.