Handicraft/Life Skills Challenge: Olympic Edition

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O.k. folks the Winter Olympics starts on Feb. 12, 2010 in Vancouver Canada!! So I thought it would be fun to have a challenge that revolved around the Olympics. Hopefully this post will give you some good ideas but if you don’t like any ideas offered, than at least you might be inspired to think outside the box!! I have listed some links below that you night find fun and interesting! (MOST of these links were passed on to me by some wonderful Home school friends)

Vancouver Kids Stuff Olympic Page

Amanda Bennett’s Olympic Unit Study

Free Winter Lapbook to go with Amanda Bennett’s Olympic Unit Study

Olympic Themed Coloring pages

2010 Winter Olympics @ wikipedia, includes list of participating nations

Olympic Theme Study (Lots of links)

Kid’s Olympic Games, Crafts, Activities, etc @ Kaboose 

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The Challenge is to work on something that in some way is related to the Olympics. Below are some ideas for an Olympic Handicraft/ Life Skills challenge

A.  SEW  or CREATE a flag out of any kind material and use any medium you (or your child) would like.

1. Canada (Country holding this years Winter Olympics)

2. Greece (Where the Olympics began)

3. Nation of your choice?

4. Olympic Flag

B. Cook and or bake a dish/food item that comes from one of the participating countries

C. Design and create an Olympic shirt to wear the night of the opening ceremonies

D. Create a new special 2010 medal (use any medium you would like, ex. clay) and don’t forget the ribbon so you can hang it around your neck or up on the wall

E. Design and Create an Athlete’s uniform (Sketch, Sew, etc)

F. Create an Olympic Symbol:

1.Wreath (from silk greenery, clay, paper, etc) like the one they placed around the winners neck in the Ancient Olympics

2. Torch

3. Olympic Rings

G. If you have an artist in your have them sketch/paint/sculpt, etc subjects like: Athlete’s, Olympic Symbols, Scenes from Ancient Olympic Games, Medals, Mascot, etc

H. Make a stuffed Olympic Mascot , Torch, Olympic Rings, Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals, Athlete

Well, hopefully you’ll find something that inspires your children. Most of these ideas can be adapted and used no matter the age of your child. If you have other ideas please share them with us in the comment section. This Olympic Challenge will keep running until the Olympics is over. (Feb. 28th)

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Jesse Owens

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Kerri says:

    Great stuff! We’ll definitely be using some of these ideas. I forgot about making food from the countries. The kids loved it when we did the states, so I’ll have to do it again.

    1. Angie says:

      Hope you have fun trying the projects. We have got to get going on picking some food from the countries the boys picked out. Friday night should be fun!!

  2. Stephanie N. says:

    Thanks for the ideas Angie! We have been so sick this week I’m just realizing the Olympics are coming! I am going to try some of these with the boys and hopefully we will finally be able to get back outside next week!

    1. Angie says:

      Your welcome Stephanie! I hope your better now! Have fun trying some of the projects!!

  3. Angie,
    I just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. I only discovered it a couple of weeks ago and I have printed your ideas out to try. Unfortunately we have been hit with “Blizzard 2010” so yesterday was all about trying to keep warm without heat lol (no electric) – anyway- I am fitting this into my lesson plans for this upcoming week. I am embarrassed to say my young children do not know that much about the Olympics so this is PERFECT! Thanks for your inspiring ideas!!! 🙂 Love your blog!!

    1. Angie says:

      Oh, I am so glad you like my blog!! I hope you and your kids have fun trying some of the projects!! Stay warm =) Be Blessed!

  4. Liz Fenstemaker says:

    Would love to receive updates by email! Thanks so much!

  5. Amy in Peru says:

    okay, since I didn’t have access to the Olympics, I’m only just now hearing the hype and have posted my response to the Olympics…

    http://fisheracademy.blogspot.com/2010/02/are-you-missing-something.html

    I’m going to link to you 🙂

    amy in peru

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