The 2016 Summer Olympics are Here! Now until August 21st 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
This pack has crosswords, medal tally sheets, coloring pages, and a Venn diagram comparing modern and ancient Olympics. Suitable for Pre-K – 5th-grade levels. $4.75.
2. 2016 Summer Olympics Lapbook with Study Guide and Sporting Events Interactive Foldable Booklet – Printables
Get the details on all of the summer games, the history of the Olympics, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Created by one of our favorite resources, Knowledge Box Central. $5. And for the avid sports – watching kiddos, this foldable game tracker allows them to track scores in each game for the summer 2016 Olympics. Use this as an opportunity to practice math based on their skill level – who’s in first, second and third place? What percent is 4.8 out of 10? Just $1. You can print as many of these lapbooks for your family and friends to build knowledge and community while you watch the games.
There’s a little something in this bundle for everyone, from writing prompts, to coloring – great for the littles who need an activity while the group watches swimming. Suitable for 6 to 10-year-olds. $4.99, down from $7.99.
This is a fun group activity for all ages. Learn all the Olympic vocabulary with this classic game with a timely theme. $2.
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. $15.
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.
Can I just say how much we love these “What are…”, “Who is…”, “Who was…” books? We love to read these books with our history, science, math…you name it. $4.49
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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