I don’t know about you, but I am so excited to watch the 2012 Summer Olympics! My DVR is already set up to record the opening ceremony and first few events.
I’ve been doing some research to find some activities related to the Olympics, and I wanted to share my 10 favorite Olympic websites or post finds with you today.
Olympic for Kids: 10 Awesome Websites or Posts to Check Out
1. Maths and Sports: Countdown to the Games There are so many math and science activities related to the Olympics at this site that you just have to check it out. It features everything from finding patterns in photographs from the opening ceremonies of past games to designing a new Olympic track using specified directions. There are activities on this site for kids of all ages.
2. Olympic Crafts If your kids love to do crafts, this websites has some fun ideas from creating your own Olympic torch and wreath to making your own score cards.
3. Summer Olympics 2012: Great Children’s Books about London At Playful Learning’s website read about some really great books about London. The London pop-up book looks really cool!
4. Mini-Metric Olympics Your kids can practice measurement skills while they perform their own mini Olympic Games. Events include: Paper Plate Discus, Cotton Ball Shot Put, Left-Handed Sponge Squeeze, Big Foot Contest, Right-Handed Marble Grab and Paper Straw Javelin.
5. Pretzels-Olympic Style – This is a fun recipe I found at the blog Country Fun is Cooking.
6. Origami Olympic Rings – At the Activity Village website.
7. Explore the Olympic Park in 3D A load of dishes didn’t get done today because I spent too much time at this site! You can click on a venue and see 360 degree panoramic interior shots of the Park.
8. Explore Virtual Exhibits at Olympics.org These virtual exhibits are really well done – go check them out! There are six exhibits: Champion in the Mind, The Ancient Hero, Vancouver 2010: Sustainable Development and Living Traditions, Athletes & Science, Hope: When Spot Can Change the World, Best of the 1992-2011: 20 Years of Olympic Emotion.
9. London 2012 Mascots You build your own virtual mascot, play games, watch films. It’s a cute website for younger kids.
10. Olympic Theme Songs Turn up the volume on your computer and play this collection of past Olympic theme songs.
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