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50+ Olympic Activities for Kids

The Summer Olympics are beginning soon & we’re going to make them an AMAZING event for your family!

Besides cheering on your favorite country, we thought it would be fun to create a friendly Learn & Play Summer Olympic Challenge for the kids too.

We’ve teamed up with an outstanding group of kid-friendly bloggers from around the world to bring you a whole month of Olympic-related crafts, activities, sensory play and fun ways to learn!



Olympic Activities for Kids

Throughout June & July, we’ll have new activities each day that will inspire kids to learn about both the Olympic Games and Brazil, the host country for this year’s Summer Olympics.

Each week will include a Learn & Play theme with ideas for crafts, learning activities, sensory play and more!

You can see a list of all the activities below & to keep things interesting, we’ve created a special Olympic-themed challenge for your kids!  As they complete each of the activities on the list, they can work their way to winning “The Gold”!


Print off the FREE Summer Olympic Challenge for Kids which includes an activity grid and printable medals!

Award them a Bronze medal after 7 completed activities, a Silver for 10 activities and a Gold if they are able to do all 15.

We have so many fun ideas for them to choose from so browse the list to find the ones that your kids will enjoy the most. 

In addition to the grid, I would recommend having a Kid-friendly World Map or Kids Globe (affiliate links for both items in case your looking for one for your home).  The Olympic Games are the perfect opportunity to introduce geography activities to kids in a fun & hands-on way. 

If you’re interested in more geography ideas, visit Why Every Home Should have a Map.



Just click on the blue links below to see each of the activities —


2016 Olympic Resources for Kids

Visit the Mascots & learn about the Olympics at the Official Rio 2016 website


Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math:  STEAM Activities

Light-up Olympic Torch with Circuits || STEAM Powered Family
The Physics of Twisting for Kids || Kid Minds

9 Sports Science Activities for Kids || iGameMom
LEGO Olympic Ring Building || Little Bins for Little Hands
STEAM Sailing Boats Experiment || Royal Baloo

5 Olympic Track and Field STEM Activities || Views From a Step Stool
Olympic Nature Art for Kids: Build the Olympic Rings || Edventures with Kids
Olympic Shot Put Catapult Design for Kids || JDaniel4’s Mom

Olympic Sports STEAM: Backyard Target Shooting || Umbrella Tree Cafe
Race to Build: An Olympic-inspired STEM Activity || Mosswood Connections
Javeline Throw STEM Activity || You’ve Got This

Fizzy Olympic Rings || I Can Teach My Child
Water Resistance Experiments for Kids || Kid Minds


Geography, Culture & the Olympics

Zebra Art Project || Preschool Powol Packets
5 Most Popular Sports in Latin America || Hispanic Mama

US Geography Scavenger Hunt || Little Bins for Little Hands
Build Pyramids with Nature Elements || Non-toy Gifts
Learning Flags for the Summer Games || Books and Giggles

The Olympic Art Competitions 1912 – 1948 || The Art Curator for Kids
How Would You Get to the Olympics?  || Bambini Travel


Explore Brazil, the 2016 Summer Olympics Host Country

Traditional Brazilian Kid Games || Preschool Powol Packets
Fun Facts about Brazil || Hispanic Mama
Brazil BINGO Game w/free printable || Books and Giggles
Tropical Rainforest Animal Puzzle w/free printable || JDaniel4’s Mom


Olympic Activities Inspired by Kids Books

Preschool Science Inspired by The Umbrella story || Preschool Powol Packets
Olympic Vocabulary & Playground Activity  || Wise Owl Factory

Nadia, The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still || Kid Minds

Gold Medal Printmaking painting || JDaniel4’s Mom
Summer Olympic Alphabet Coloring Book || I Can Teach My Child


 Let the Games begin!!



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