Tthe London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies are tonight!! We are excited!!
There are soooooo many fun things around the web right now. I almost didn’t do a post sharing these things because there are posts everywhere. 🙂 But, I like to have a memory of what we have done also…so I’ll do this post for me. 🙂
We haven’t started our Olympics unit til today! The first book we read is this:
G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet
Then, we read this book by Olympic champion, Michael Phelps. This might be my favorite book for this unit study! It is so cute!! And I love that it is written by an athlete that my kids are already familiar with. In this book, Michael tells about ALL the training he does for the Olympics and makes funny comparisons like, “Every week in practice I swam 60,000 meters. Over six years I racked up 12,480 miles. That’s like swimming the full length of the Great Wall of China three times!!” This is a great book to teach children just how hard it is to make it to the Olympics as an athlete. It also is a great story of perseverance!!
The Story of the Olympics
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold
Hour of the Olympics
Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman
A Walk in London
Madeline in London
Torchlighters: The Eric Liddell Story (we will watch this through amazon prime for $1.99)
Chariots of Fire
Paddington Makes a Clean Sweep / Paddington at the Olympics
Cool Runnings (winter olympics story)
Passport to Europe: England, Ireland and Scotland
And, oh the fun ideas there are everywhere!! How to choose?!?
Be sure to check out the pinterest board for the olympics started by Homeschool Share. I have been pinning like crazy the past few days. So many good ideas! So little time!
We are going to play BINGO during the opening ceremonies! (there are lots of cute printables at this site.)
We will also have an olympic ring FRUIT PIZZA during opening ceremonies!
We may make these cute torches that we did a few years ago.
Pom-Pom Soccer!! My kids are going to love this!!
Check it out here! Such a fun idea.