Are you catching Olympic Fever?
Here are some resources and activities for your children below.
First things first:
Keep track of the Olympic events here is the official website for the games:
The games are on NBC. The viewing schedule:
This one has background info, crafts, games, and snacks.
This one has activities for older kids divided in subjects such as literacy, math, science, history, geography, art and design
Information on indoor and outdoor activities including have an Olympic ceremony.
Lesson plans, worksheets, and activities
DC Olympic website with links to
Athens Perseus project, National Geographic and food from Ancient Greece
British links teaching about the Olympics
- 1. http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/summer_olympics.htm
- 2. http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/summerolympics_all.htm
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE OLYMPIC RINGS?
The Olympic symbol consists of five interlaced rings of equal dimensions, used alone, in one or in five different colors, which are, from left to right, blue, yellow, black, green and red. The Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.
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