We are doing a mini unit on the Olympics to get ready for the Summer Olympics. Today, we had a family backyard Olympics.
Food. I made gluten free cupcakes iced in vanilla icing and topped with M+Ms to represent the Olympic rings.
I also served Bugles and Cheezies for the kids to make little torches with. They really liked this.
Crafts. We made two easy crafts.
I didn’t get a picture of the finished product of this one, but the kids each chose one colour to paint a ring made by cutting the centre out of a foam plate. When they were done, we had all five Olympic rings which we later used both as a decoration and as our discus!
Backyard Olympics Events. The first event was a simple 100 meter (or so) race.
The other events included discus, ring toss, wrestling, gymnastics floor routine (this was the favourite!), and hurdles.
We have more Olympic activities planned in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! For more ideas, you can also check out my Olympics Pinterest board.