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We’ve got another Olympics starting soon!!
Start getting ready now with some fun ideas to get the kids excited and into watching and cheering on our athletes. These are all simple ideas using things you probably already have on hand!
Tip: If you are homeschooling or just want to encourage your kids to learn more, the olympics make a great time to learn about a different country. Go in depth and learn about the host country, China this year. Have a few fun dinners from the country, find kid friendly youtube videos about the area, listen to music and look at art. You can go as big or small as you want… no matter what you’ll all learn new things!
Kid Friendly Olympic Games & Activities
Easy Olympic Sorting (Toddler Approved)
Make rings for each olympic color and let them sort out colors that match each ring. You can go with pom-pom crafts, pieces of paper, stickers, toys. Pull together anything you have around the house!
Olympic Torch Relay (The Inspired Tree House)
Have fun creating your own obstacle course, or even get the neighbors involved and pass the torch around the park! Turn it into game and do our best to not drop the torch.
Have kids that like to code? Check out this free Scratch project to create their own Olympic relay.
This one is for the older kids (and Adults) in the house. Test your geography skills and find all the countries participating in the Olympics with this timed online game. My older girls may have beaten me…
Tip: After 3 wrong guesses it helps you out.
Kid Friendly Olympic Crafts
Flag Rocks (Non-Toy Gifts)
Head out side and grab some flat rocks (or head to the park). Start painting flags from countries you love and add in a few you had to look up!
Torn Paper Torches (3Dinosaurs)
This is an easy craft that all ages can do! Grab their favorite fiery colors and let them glue to their hearts content.
Step it up and watch this 90 second video on the history of the Olympic flame.
DIY Olympic Medals with Baking Soda Clay (I Can Teach My Child)
Grab some cornstarch and baking soda and you have everything to make your own clay. Paint them gold and you are set to give out fun awards to the whole family!
Ski Lift Paper Plate (JDaniel4’s Mom)
A super fun craft perfect for the winter olympics! Grab a paper plate, some string, a straw and anything they want to make a little the little person. (A LEGO person would be a great option too).
Olympic Ring Art for Preschoolers (Happy Hooligans)
In case your littles want to paint, this is the perfect project! Grab some empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes to use as a stamp and let them go to it.
Origami Olympic Bracelets (all4theboys)
A great craft for your slightly older kids! They will learn Origami and get crafty at the same time. At my house I’ve found my 8+ kids can handle this. Let younger kids make a simpler bracelet set with beads.
Kid Friendly Olympic Snacks (or Meals)
Olympic Ring Pretzels (I Can Teach My Child)
Everyone in the house will love this! Get the kids involved in making your own pretzel dough and forming the rings.
Edible Olympic Rings
Let your kids think up fruits and veggies that are the right colors. I’m a little partial to this idea with oreos…
Gold Medal Cookies (Real Simple)
Take a delicious sugar cookie and turn them into a prize! Depending on the age of your kids let them handle everything or just let them add the frosting and sprinkles.
Another great idea using M&M’s to decorate the same cookies.
Olympic Ring Cookies (The Decorated Cookie)
You just need to circle cookie cutters that are different sizes and viola you have rings! Use frosting, sprinkles or anything else you want to add in Olympic colors.
Olympic Pizza (Karins Kottage)
We can’t just eat cookies… Have a fun make your pizza night and decorate it Olympic Style.
Torch Cupcakes (Savvy Mom)
Yes please! These are simple to make using the recipe or even with a box mix if you want, just use her baking times and temps.