5 Summer Olympics Activities


The Summer Olympics begin this week in London and run through August 12th. We’re excited to watch our favorite events–especially swimming! There are so many fun ways to get your family excited about the Olympics and involved (besides watching TV). Here are my favorite 5 Summer Olympics Activities:

Opening Ceremonies Bingo
Print out this Olympic Ceremonies Bingo sheet from 30 Handmade Days and gear up for Friday night’s festivities. Or, do like we’re doing, and DVR them for Saturday morning. Then you can skip the commercials and condense the time a lot.

Host an Olympic Party
Thanks to Kim at The Celebration Shoppe for these awesome Olympic Party printables. Whether you’re watching Friday’s Opening Ceremonies with the kids or adults, add a little excitement with these cute cupcake picks and signs. I also love her Watermelon Olympic Rings and Oreo Olympic Medal Treats.

Olympic Rings T-shirt
Your kids can make their own Olympic Rings T-shirt with a little fabric paint and a circle cookie cutter (or end of a can) with this tutorial from Me and my shadow. While you’re waiting for the shirts to dry, paint or color paper plate rings for an Olympic Ring decoration.

Olympic Torch
My kids have been following the travels of the Olympic Torch from Greece to England, and they love that it’s like a relay race. Make your own Olympic Torch via this tutorial from AlphaMom, and your kids can pass the torch through the neighborhood while running off some energy.

Track and Field
I love this Olympic-themed birthday party from a small snippet. LeAna shares her fantastic ideas on how to replicate hurdles (with hula hoops), discus (with a frisbee), and more. They’re all easily replicated in your yard, an open field, or on the beach. Check out the cute popcorn torches, too!

How are you celebrating the Olympics at your house?