- Let the Olympic Games Begin – For kids that is
- Compass Classroom up to 50% off Sale Continues thru August 10th
I am SUPER excited about this one. We’ve been watching a few of the games and the first gold medal is always fun.
American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning. She set a new Olympic RECORD!!!!! Sweet!
So let’s get to the games. I found all of our super cool fun today over at U Create Crafts. Here’s what you are going to need. I copied a lot from her site, but not all of it. You will still need to see her cool pictures and the rest of the instructions. I love what she did, and how she did it and I think it will make for a fun Olympic game for at home. When you get too hot, you can always go and watch the women’s gymnastics today. That is my favorite part and I can’t wait for it to get started.
- 4 Pool Noodles ( I found them for $1 at Dollar Tree)
- Hula Hoops
- 2 Cinder-blocks or something to raise your plank
- yup, a 2- 4 for the plank.
You can get all your instructions here.
First Up – The Balance Beam (from U Create Crafts)
The kids will walk back and forth and depending on age, do some tricks for extra points.
Next Up – Noodle Throw (from U Create Crafts)
Two players each have 2 noodles. They throw the noodles like javelins and try to make it throw the hoop. Having two players at once is pretty fun because their noodles knock against each other and it’s unpredictable.
Designate a spot for older players father back the game more challenging.
You can give the hoops point values too, but since our littles are younger we were just hoping they would make it in a hoop.
And Lastly – Water Bucket Relay
6 buckets from the dollar store; 3 of one color and 3 of another.
2 big car wash sponges
water…lots of water
Place three buckets in a line about 3 feet apart. Do this with the other set of buckets, lining them up next to the other teams buckets. Fill the buckets with water.