As a former swimmer, softball player and volleyball player, I get excited when the Summer Olympics roll around. And I’m really excited that this year, my little ones are big enough to enjoy watching the events with me.
So I’ve found a few fun Olympic crafts, activities, and recipes to get everyone in the spirit! These Olympic Cookies from MoonFrye are just a simple sugar cookie with sprinkles….a perfect recipe for all ages to help make. Here’s a link with a quick printable that explains what each color means, in case your kids ask!Plan out what events you’d like to watch with your kids with this official Olympic Event Schedule . Don’t forget about Opening and Closing Ceremonies!
If you’ve got older kids, painting these Flag Rocks might be up their alley. And not only is it an educational activity, but putting the rocks in your garden afterward will help keep birds away!Channel your kids’ energy into Target Practice with cups, and then watch some archery or shot-put. This Oympic game could also be played hanging the cups from a doorway.
This Sidewalk Chalk Course was made by autistic blogger Matty Angel, simply to make people happy as they walked. But it could easily be turned into an obstacle course relay race! With a little hot glue, reinforcers and chocolate coins, this Olympic Medals craft from Uncommon Designs is a great activity to do with your kids, and then can be the reward for completing the other games!But if you are looking for a quiet-time activity for your kids to do that will also get them back into school-mode, download some of these Preschool Olympic Activities worksheets to work on phonics, math, patterns, etc.
Hopefully some of these activities will let you have a little fun with your kiddos, while still getting to share in the excitement of the Summer Olympics!