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Olympic Flag Colors and Symbols

The white background symbolizes peace.
The five interlocking rings represent the continents of Africa, Australia, Europe, The Americas, and Asia.
The five colors of the rings are blue, yellow, black, green, and red. At least one of these colors appears in the flag of every nation.

Color The Continents

Olympic Games Mascot
Need: assorted art materials (such as: styrofoam shapes, pipe cleaners, goggle eyes, paint, confetti, spangles, etc...)

With the children make a list of the qualities a mascot should have. Have children design and make Olympic mascots. Make your character so it has all of the qualities of an Olympic mascot.

Use a variety of are materials to make the mascots unique. Give the mascot a name. Display the mascots in your room.

Games Medals
Need: cardboard, hole punch, foil or paint (gold, silver, bronze), ribbon or yarn.

Cut discs out of cardboard. Cover the discs with foil or paint them. Punch a hole near the edge of each disc using a hole punch. Cut lengths of ribbon or yarn(24"). Then string the yarn or ribbon through the hole in the medals and tie to close.

Paper Mache' Medals
Need: cardboard, newspaper, paper mache', yarn or ribbon, plastic rings.

Cut disc out of cardboard. Need a small plastic ring ( can use the plastic rings that hold pop bottles together). Tape the plastic ring near the edge of the disc. Paper mache' the cardboard and wrap some newspaper and paper mache' around the plastic ring. Make sure to leave a opening in the ring.

After drying paint the disc gold, silver, or bronze. Cut a piece of ribbon and lace through the loop on the medal. Tie the ends together to make a knot.

Laurel Wreath Crown
Need: pipe cleaners, masking tape, crayons or markers
Print the leaf pattern

Use a string to measure your head.

Color the leaves on both sides green. Tape a leaf to the end of the pipe cleaner and secure it with tape. Tape leaves half way down one pipe cleaner.

Take another pipe cleaner and place a leaf on its end. Then twist it together with the other pipe cleaner. Add leaves half way down the pipe cleaner.

Use the string to measure the pipe cleaners. When the pipe cleaners length matches the string length add a leaf at the end. Twist the pipe cleaner to make a circle and secure with tape.

*Gross Motor

Olympic Games

Plan an Olympic games for the children to participate in.
Post the rules of the games and review the rules with the children.
Plan who is to do what job.
Place signs where events are located.
Have stop watches, tape measures, and whistles for the game officials.
Have an opening and closing ceremony.
Pass out medals, certificates, and prizes at the closing ceremony.
Provide refreshments.

Get Fit

Print out the "Get Fit Chart" below and have each child write his/her name on it. Have the children sit on the floor and take some deep breaths. Have the children take their pulse by placing their first 2 fingers on the inside of their wrist.

Watch the clock for 20 seconds. The children count the number of times they feel their pulse for 20 seconds. Multiply the number of beats counted for 20 seconds by 3. This will give you a pulse for 1 minute. Write the number on the chart under "Resting" column. It should be between 50 and 100.

Children walk around the room at a fast pace for 1 minute. Then the children take their pulse for 20 seconds. Multiply the number by 3 and record in the "Walking" column of the chart. The number should be between 90 and 120.

Children run in place as fast as they can for 1 minute. Then have the children take their pulse for 20 seconds. Multiply the number by 3 and record in the "Running" column of the chart. The number should be between 160 and 220.

Now have the children decide which is best for their heart (sitting, walking, running).

Print the Get Fit Chart

Olympic Games

Plan an Olympic games for the children to participate in.
Post the rules of the games and review the rules with the children.
Plan who is to do what job.
Place signs where events are located.
Have stop watches, tape measures, and whistles for the game officials.
Have an opening and closing ceremony.
Pass out medals, certificates, and prizes at the closing ceremony.
Provide refreshments.

*Sochi Winter Olympics

Offical Website Sochi Olympics
The Olympic Winter Games will be held 7th February-23rd February in Sochi, Russia.

Meet the Sochi, Russia 2014 Mascots
There are five mascots: Ray of Light, Snowflake, Polar Bear, Hare, and Leopard.


Polar Bear Mascot Russia Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games 7.87in (20cm)


 

*Winter Olympics-Things to Do

See Also: A to Z Kids Stuff-Russia

Winter Olympics Word Search

Winter Olympics Word Scramble
Sled graphic from MyCuteGraphics

*Winter Olympics-Sites to See

PBS ZOOM games to make and play with your friends.

Sports & Olympic Crafts from FreeKidsCrafts.com

World Neighbors Handprint Poem
A fun and easy Olympic craft
from FreeKidsCrafts.com

 

Winter Olympic Scrap Art
Print to pattern and create a scrap art winter sport picture.

 

 

I Ice Skate
Imagine yourself in the spotlight.

 

 

 

Snow Sport
Use crayon resist to create a
winter sport wonderland.

 

Howie Hockey Paper Craft
Print the template to make the Howie Hockey paper craft.

 

 

PatrioticFinger Weave Headband
Use stretchy loops to create an unique headband.

 

 

Winter Sports Coloring Pages

Winter Olympics Crossword Puzzle

Winter Olympics Acrostic Poem

Bank On It! Worksheet-Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics Maze-Hard

Reading Comprehension Worksheet-Winter Olympics

Olympic History Journal E

Summer Olympics

Summer Olympic crossword, word search, vocabualry and more.

Summer Olympic Coloring Pages

Sports and Olympic Games Coloring Pages

Summer Olympics word search games to print out and play

Summer Sports Coloring Pages

Games and rules for a Children's Summer Olympics.

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