Let The Games Begin

Are you catching Olympic Fever?

Olympics

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:

http://www.london2012.com/

 

 

The games are on NBC. The viewing schedule:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/results-schedules/index.html

 

Olympic websites:

 

Kids Activities.net

This one has background info, crafts, games, and snacks.

http://www.kidactivities.net/post/Olympics-Theme-for-Kids.aspx

 

Project Britain:

This one has activities for older kids divided in subjects such as literacy, math, science, history, geography, art and design

http://projectbritain.com/olympics/teachingresources.html

 

Care.com

Information on indoor and outdoor activities including have an Olympic ceremony.

http://www.care.com/child-care-fun-games-to-teach-kids-about-the-summer-olympics-p1017-q17278398.html

 

Teacher planet

Lesson plans, worksheets, and activities

http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/summerolympics.php

 

DC Olympic website with links to

Athens Perseus project, National Geographic and food from Ancient Greece

http://erikafranz.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/summer-olympics-summer-adventures-for-the-family/

 

British links teaching about the Olympics

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/apr/16/london-2012-olympics-teaching-resources

 

Printables

  1. 1. http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/summer_olympics.htm
  2. 2. http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/summerolympics_all.htm

 

 

FYI:

 

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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