Get into the Olympic spirit with a DIY Olympics at Home for Kids – using things you already have around your house. This would be fun for a Olympic party, play date, or just afternoon family fun. Low-cost but high fun-factor you will want to DIY Olympics at Home for Kids through-out the whole Olympic run…
DIY Olympics at Home for Kids
What I like about the Olympics: the idea of fair play. Doing your best. Being active. We cheer for the victors…but those who fall or miss, boy do we ever learn about grace with those competitors. And I think the world needs more grace. Knowing how to compete to win…but also how to overcome challenges…get back up…try again…lose with dignity. Not everyone needs a medal to be an Olympian. You are one because it’s in your spirit.
Now on to those DIY Olympic ideas! Weather can influence whether we DIY Winter or Summer Olympics for kids (here it Toronto snowstorms happen). So let’s brainstorm Olympic activities you can do year-round inside and outside your home.
Outdoor DIY Olympics at Home For Kids
Long Jump (run and jump on sidewalk)
Relay Race (use paper towel as batons)
Basketball (throw tissue into garbage can for free throws)
Shot Put (outside only! Throw as far a you can)
Decathlon (Obstacle course)
Rhythmic Gymnastics (bubble wand and dancing)
Indoor DIY Olympics at Home For Kids
Karate (do a Kata!)
Badminton (use balloons)
Skating (pretend to speed skate around the kitchen or figure skate in the living room)
Curling (broom + balloon)
Non-At-Home Olympic Ideas For Kids
And of course, there are non-at-home activities you can participate in, as a family, which are Olympic spots. Skiing, skating, sledding, snowboarding, swimming, water polo.
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