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ith 2016 Olympics fever everywhere Crafty Croc has joined the excitement too. Check out these brilliant ways to get your kids involved with the action in colorful and creative ways.
Below are 11 easy Olympics inspired activities and games you can easily do at home with your kids.
1. Olympics Gold Metal Cookie and Torch
via Alpha Mom
Have a blast making gold metal cookies and Olympic torch! Get the instructions here.
2. Olympic Torch and Shirt Display
Let your kids be part of the action with their own Olympic flame and t-shirt combination. All easily constructed from items at home or cheaply sourced.
It took over 8000 people to carry the flame to its final destination! Wow, what an epic!
Get all the steps and materials required here.
3. D.I.Y. Olympic Gold Medals
via Paging Super Mom
Oh yeah! Who doesn’t want their own Olympic gold?! I sure do, but it takes so much hard work! Well, here’s the short cut to gold victory…
These DIY medals look Amaaaazing!
Using air dry clay or home made salt dough, this project will get the little ones super inspired. The recipe and steps are right here.
4. Olympic Flag Garland
via Small For Big
Wow, what a great idea. Get your children inspired by the many colorful countries participating in the 2016 Olympics. What an amazing opportunity to learn some geography and spark conversations about other places and cultures.
For full instructions and items required, check out this page.
5. Javelin Throw (Toddler Approved)
via Toddler Approved
Amp up the competition in your own house and get the kids participating in this majestic event. Loads of fun and safe for the whole family. More info here.
6. Edible Olympic Torches (YUM!)
via Hoosier Homemade
Well, it’s not quite fire eating but the next best thing! Don’t these edible Olympic torches look just amazing? A quick victory lap around the kitchen before devouring the Olympic torch….. why not? Kids will just love these colorful and delicious treats. Give it a go and find out how right here.
7. Olympic Hurdles Race
What better thing than a hurdles race to get the young ones pried away from the TV or iPad and enjoying some of the gorgeous summer weather. Make the most of it while it lasts!
These hurdles are really easy to make and will provide hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Check them out here.
8. Balloon Hockey
Unlike our beloved ice hockey, the summer Olympic sport is field hockey played on grass with a ball and not a puck. This one will get the kids running around and burning off some energy with loads of fun to boot!
Super easy to make with items found around the house. Get started here.
9. Olympic Balance Beam
Who doesn’t love the gymnastics? We do!
Not so much a craft activity, but another good one to get them outside and developing their balance, co-ordination and other physical skills. Easy to set up and lots of great learning opportunities. All you need are is some scrap 2 x 4 lying around the house or scrounged from the neighbors. One long piece and 2 shorter pieces for the risers. Enjoy!
10. Olympic Rings Wall Art
via Sugar Aunts
Set the mood in the house with this great piece of wall art. The official symbol of the Olympics is the 5 interlocking rings colored black, green, yellow, blue and red. This design was originally formed in 1912 by the founder of the modern Olympic games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. If you didn’t want to use paint, you could use CraftyCroc® chalk markers to color the rings!
For more information on this crafty project, click here.
11. Olympics Alphabet Coloring Book (Free)
Inspired by the book “G is for Gold Medal”, I can teach my child is giving away this lovely Olympics inspired Alphabet Coloring Book. The link to find it on there page is a little hard to find so download the book here at this link and print it out (It’s free and you don’t have to enter your email)
The team at CraftyCroc® hope you have enjoyed our collection of Olympics inspired crafts and activities for the young and the young at heart. Get involved and have some fun. We look forward to hearing how it went. Please share this post with your friends and share any pictures of your creations on our Facebook page!