Getting ready for the Olympics – Medals

DIY Olympic medals for preschoolers

We’re getting ready for the Olympic Opening Ceremony tomorrow – and what better way to prepare for the games than with our own medals for the event.

What you need to create some medals for your summer games

Cardboard from a junk box
Plastic Cup to draw around
White Glue
Gold and Silver Tissue Paper

How you make your medals for your summer games

Creating olympic medals

J is just getting to the stage of wanting to draw around things so he helped me draw around a plastic cup 3 times to make our medals for our games. Once we had 3 circles I cut them out for him and drew on a rough number 1, 2 and 3.

medal ready to decorate

We don’t have any foam numbers so I quickly cut out some numbers for J to stick onto the template that I had made with him. If you do have foam numbers then these would really well instead of creating them yourself. J had great fun placing them on the templates – having drawn a number he tried so hard to fit it over the top exactly.

Making our own olympic medals

We found some gold and silver tissue paper and tore that up into small pieces and then glued it over the top of our templates to create shiney medals and then left them to dry.

Make your own Olympic Medal

Once they were dry I cut around the excess tissue paper and used a pencil to create a hole in the top and then J and I threaded a ribbon through the hole and attached it for people to wear.

Make your own Sports Medals

Tomorrow is the opening ceremony of this years games and also the start of Kid Bloggers Go Olympics. We would love for you to join in and come and link up any sporting posts that you have and write over the duration of the games. Each day of the games new blogs will be posting ideas and activities for your children to do and think about starting tomorrow over on Living Montessori Now…..

So Angelique, Sun Hats and Wellie Boots and Myself are passing on our Olympic Torches to Living Montessori for the Opening Ceremony.

Passing the torch

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Cerys is the founder of Rainy Day Mum, a former Marine Biologist and Teacher she is now a stay at home mum to J and T. She can be found elbows deep in paint, glue, mud and sand at various times of the year and also behind the screen working on Rainy Day Mum and editing post for The Playroom on BonBon Break.

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  1. says

    This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for passing the TORCH :) we are going to get ready for the Olympics today here over the pond in NY.


  1. […] As we finished each event J, T and F choose a coloured star from the sticker sheet and added it to their chart to show the events that they did and at the end of the Olympics they each got to choose a super sticker and wear one of the medals. […]