The Summer Olympics are Here! Now until the Opening Ceremonies the whole world is abuzz with Summer Olympics and with it, there is so much opportunity for learning and getting active! This week we started our Unit Study on Ancient Greece and the Olympics. Here are (a perfect) 10 Olympic themed activities to foster learning and help you host your own Olympics at home!
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Learn About the Olympics
1. Summer Olympics Fun Packs
- This pack contains over 100 pages. These Summer Olympics printables are to be used with children from 2 to 7.
- Or, this pack has bingo, memory work, family checklists and more.
2. Summer Olympics Lapbooks
Create an Olympic lapbook with all these fun ideas from Homeschool Share.
3. Make Olympic Medals
Make your own Olympic medals with this easy salt dough recipe.
4. Learn about the Olympians
There are several activities at Activity Village to learn about famous Olympians from the past to present.
For homeschoolers looking to mix things up this summer, this online course by 5-star reviewed Online Course features self-directed research projects, unit studies, and a deeper dive into the history and global meaning of the Olympic games. We are loving working through this unit study! Great for elementary and middles school level kiddos comfortable with the internet.
The Techie Homeschool Mom teaches you how to set up a spreadsheet to track the Olympic medal standings. This is a free resource that is a part of the Olympic Online Unit Study above.
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Host your Own Olympic Themed Activities at Home
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids has a great tutorial on how to make a paper Laurel or Olive Leaf Crown.
9. Host an Olympic Archery Challenge
10. Set up Olympic Synchronized Swimming Trials
If you have access to a pool, synchronized swimming trials can be a blast. The kids can make up swim dance routines or compete in swim races. Dog not necessary for Olympic fun!
There are so many fun ways to bring the Olympics into your home. Have fun and may the best Olympians win!
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