Olympics -- School-age
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.
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.
Olympic 2018 Mascot with characteristics
“Soohorang,” the new mascot for Pyeongchang 2018
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.
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.
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).