Today’s the big day! The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics are tonight, and not only are the games fun to watch, they’re a great learning opportunity, too!
Ways to Learn
- Homeschool Share has a free Olympic unit study and lapbook as well as one for England!
- Try some coordinate graphing with this great free activity from Joy of Teaching.
- For younger kids, check out these Montessori math activities and Olympic fun activities—both free! (Can you tell I like free?!)
- It’s not free, but Amanda Bennett’s Passport Geography unit study on the United Kingdom would be great for an older student.
- For kids of all ages, Carisa’s Olympics calendar connection cards are great!
- Make your own torch—the kind that won’t burn you! ; )
- We’re starting off next week with laurel wreath crowns. This activity would be great for multiple ages.
- We’re big Model Magic fans here and we’re going to use it to make our own Olympic medals!
- How cute are these torch cupcakes? How much do you want to bet mine won’t look nearly as cute?
- These Olympic ring cookies look simple and would be fun for kids to decorate themselves.
- For a healthier alternative, you could try this Olympic Rings Fruit Pizza!
- I’ve had this pool noodle idea pinned for a while now and I think this week will be the time to try it out!
- If you want a much simpler idea, this ring toss looks great but is easy to make.
- This Olympic party post has quite a few great ideas for games that can be played inside—good for an Oklahoma summer!
- If you want to get a little crazy, try a Backwards Olympics!
To get ready for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to print off this free Olympic pack from What’s in the Bible? It has different bingo sheets, coloring pages, and some fun Olympic questionnaires—and it’s free!
Enjoy the Olympics!