"Atos Olympic Games statue of the Olympic logo London 2012" by Atos at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

Olympic Fun for Everyone
6 Family Activities to Celebrate the Summer Games

Hot dogs, apple pie, my kids, baseball and the Summer Olympic Games. These are just a few of the things that make me proud to be an American, in no particular order of course. I have enjoyed them as a child, with my amazing oldest who is nearly grown (excuse while I tear up for a moment) and now with my sweet little girl.

"Atos Olympic Games statue of the Olympic logo London 2012" by Atos at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

Image courtesy of Atos at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

The Summer Olympic Games are here and we are pretty excited! Rio 2016 is a multi-sport event and we want to share in the sporting fun. We have constructed a few crafts but it is just not enough. We want more! So in the spirit of competition and sporting fun we have decided to do our own mini Olympic Games. It’s such a great way to get my kids and myself moving.

Here is a list of Olympic events we have been doing.

1. Badminton is a lot of fun. It is also a great way to get your heart rate up and burn a little fat. My daughter says she is going to compete in this category someday and I know she can do it.

2. Swimming is always fun. We have been very inspired by the swimming events and are even working on becoming faster and mastering some new strokes.

3. Archery is one of our favorites. It is so precise and requires a lot of concentration. This is a great way to teach your little one to focus. We have a Zing Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow set at home and there are also archery classes offered in our area.


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4. We love tennis and it is a great way to stay active. We have been doing things like bouncing the ball on our racket and practicing against the wall for maximum performance.

5. Fencing is also very fun for little ones. I have to be honest, we use our Disney pirate swords but the idea is the same. It is also great for burning a few calories.

6. Just for fun we added a jump roping category to our schedule. We are working on Double Dutch and jumping together. I’m pretty sure we are going to win the gold!

What fun things have you been doing to teach your kids about the Summer Olympic Games?

"London 2012 Olympic Games" by Alistair Ross at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

Image courtesy of Alistair Ross at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

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6 Family Activities to Celebrate the Summer Games"

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Lisa Rios
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The RIO 2016 Summer Olympics is rocking the world and these are some wonderful ideas to make sure your kids are involved in to it & have some knowledge as well about the event. We love tennis and jump roping could be a fun idea as well to add!

Jasmine Watts
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We enjoy watching Olympics with family and Swimming is my favorite sport!

Christine - The Choosy Mommy
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Christine - The Choosy Mommy

We have really enjoyed watching the Olympics as a family. My daughter really likes watching the swimming events and my husband and I are huge soccer fans!

CourtneyLynne
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Oooo great list! We have a pool and ever since the Olympics started, my daughter has been playing Olympic swimming while swimming lol

Joanna
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So fun! Love that you are getting your family involved. MY kids love the gymnastics:)

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