Click here to download our Olympics 2012 Flag Scavenger Hunt for Families to be used during the Opening Ceremonies! 1 point for finding the team and flag, 1 point for naming the country, and 1 point for naming the continent. Work together as a family or compete against each other. Let us know what your score was and we’ll announce the winners on facebook!
The first Olympics were first held thousands of years ago in Olympia, Greece during a festival to honor Zeus and the other gods. Every four years, athletes from around Greece competed in physical competitions. The first time the world officially revived the Olympic Games into the current international sport competition was in 1896. Olympics are a celebration of global friendship, unity, and peace- because of this, I believe the Games offer numerous lessons to our kids. Learn (with your children!) about the Olympics and international goodwill with the following links. Continue reading
I absolutely love the Olympics- everything from the journey of the torch, to the teams parading in at opening ceremonies, through all of the many events, and finally to the closing ceremonies. I love learning the bios of the athletes, I love cheering for the underdogs, and I love the international camaraderie and sportsmanship.
I think my kids are old enough to weave in a little learning into the games: I am asking you to spread the word, and link up your favorite Olympics activities for kids! I know that I will visit all of the sites, and I’m sure other teachers and parents are looking for creative and fun ideas as well. Keep checking back to see what our amazing readers have posted!