Supplies Needed; Tin Foil, paper towel roll, paper plate, tissue paper, tape and scissors.
Cover the paper towel roll with tin foil. Secure the edge with tape. Using you paper plate, cut a hole in the center of the plate, so that the paper towel roll will fit snugly through the hole. Take your tissue paper, and shove different colors into the hole.
Supplies Needed; Print out of template (below) and Fruit Loops cereal
Print out the template below and instruct children to place Fruit Loops between the lines of the "O".
*If desired, assist children in gluing the Fruit Loops.
“Winners Never Quit!” by Mia Hamm, and Carol Thompson.
Mia Hamm is a soccer player who plays for the American Olympic Team. This book discusses teamwork and perseverance.
Host Your Own Mini Olympics
Materials needed: Hula hoops, cones (or milk bottles), balls, laundry basket, medals, rope and gold star stickers.
Description: Have an Olympic Event! 1. Set out hula hoops in a row, and have children jump from one hoop to the next. 2. Set milk bottle in a zig zag row and have children walk around the cones (jugs) and back. 3. Set out the laundry basket and have the children shoot hoops with 3 shots each. 4. Set the rope out straight. Have the children jump as far as they can and mark where they land. 5. Distance running game. Every day for a week have the children run around the track like a track. Give children a gold sticky star for each lap.
Instructions: This is not a competition, it is about personal best. Each time a child does an activity give them a gold star for participation. Teachers can play too! Do the activities at least three days in a row. At the end of the Games, every child gets a medal. For fun have them stand on stair or stool to receive their medal. Have a healthy treat Olympic Gold Metal party when you are through and show a ptt slideshow of the pictures you took. (Remember to get a picture of everyone!)
Caution! Do not put up a sticker chart, this may make some children feel bad. Children who do not compete can get a silver star for being supporters. Everyone should get a sticker by the end of the day.
Remember to bring your camera!