Celebrating the olympic GamesI can’t believe the Olympics are over. It has been an amazing couple of weeks watching the competitors on TV and celebrating their success with them as well as seeing your amazing Olympic posts link up over the 18 days. The Kids Bloggers Go Olympics opened up for the celebrations on Living Montessori Now and has been celebrated with food, activities, learning exercises and fun around the world with many people joining. Closing Yesterday at Teach Preschool.

I wanted to Thank everyone who has joined in and linked up their Olympic posts and share some of my favourites with you from the over 100 posts linked up.

The Torches

Torn paper Torch

The Olympics started with the torches. We had picture torches, model torches and even edible torches linked up.

The Medals

Recycled Medals

No Olympics would be complete with out the unique medals and they were certainly unique when Linked up. Macaroni, recycled, salt dough, edible and hand made.

The rings and the symbols

Edible Rings

Flags, posters, food and games were devised to look at the rings and the colours that they include. There was ring games, some glow in the dark some garden fun. The rings were painted, threaded, plungered, made with playdough and in a number of different ways to eat (1, 2, 3).

London and the history of the Games

Teachable moments in the olympics

Some serious learning took place with books, flags, ancient Olympic traditions, Olympia and about the United Kingdom covered.

The sports

Swimming and diving

All the sports were covered from canoing to swimming, to horse riding, to javelin, gymnastics and even invented your own games.

Hosting your own games

Family Olympics

Around the world people hosted their own games – from ones for toddlers, preschoolers to family Olympics.

Learnt about the Ethics

Through sports and activities the ethics of the Olympics were covered from winning and losing, to friendship and teamwork.

I hope you have enjoyed the celebration of the Olympics as much as we have and hope that you will come and join us tomorrow evening on the 14th August 2012 for a twitter Party at 2pm CST (8pm GMT) to have fun keeping the Olympic spirit alive that we have lightened in our children.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

6 Comments

  1. All of these ideas are wonderful for children to get their feet wet & I would have no problem recommending them for G+ & G+1 if their link did’nt keep disappearing!!!

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