2.13.2010

Winter Olympics Fun

We just had a wonderful winter Olympics program for kids at the library that was easy, fun and that the kids really enjoyed. Everyone was invited to play all the games:

Figure Skating - kids take off their shoes and "skate" on the carpet using paper plates as skates. Incredible leaps, whirls and dips resulted.

Snowball Toss - crumpled up recycled white paper formed the snowballs. They were tossed into the middle of of a parachute and each team slowly used the parachute to bounce the snowballs off.

Winter Clothes Relay Race - Two teams had to don sorrel boots, a jacket, scarf and gloves. That was a tie!

Luge Races - Kids made luges from three tongue depressors duct- taped together and launched them down PVC pipe cut in half.

Olympic Torch Making - We rolled white paper into a cone and then stuffed a sheet of orange tissue paper in for the fire. They looked good!

Olympic Bingo - That was fun..we used candy hearts as markers! Downloaded cards from here

Mitten Toss - How far could kids toss a big old blaze orange hunting mitten (surprisingly far!).

Medals were snowflake rings that we had on hand. Kids picked up three each. We had lanyards that we gave out at the end and our Olympians clipped the rings to the end. A good time was had by all!

2 comments:

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  2. What a fun idea ! I made some paper plate skates after reading your post, and plan on skating my way through Monday.

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