2012 Olympics and more

The Olympics are such an exciting event, not only sporting event but also cultural event.  There are so many different things that you can do with your charges that have to do with the Olympics.  Here are a bunch of ideas that I have found throughout the Internet.  I have also included a book list of some books about the Olympics and a few on London that you might enjoy.   

Check out the cool Torn Paper Torch’s
http://3dinosaurs.com/wordpress/index.php/torn-paper-torch-plus-new-printable/

Or, how about the making iconic Olympic rings
http://easypreschoolcraft.blogspot.com/2012/05/olympic-rings-paper-plate-craft.html

Do your kids love to cook?  How about some great ideas for Olympic cookies,
http://www.icanteachmychild.com/2012/07/olympic-cookies-gold-medals-olympic-rings/

http://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/olympic-medal-cookies/

This is a great place to get Olympic coloring pages, you can pick which sport pictures you would like to color.
http://www.redtedart.com/2012/05/01/olympic-crafts-ideas/

There are also all kinds of fun and educational activities to do
http://www.prekandksharing.blogspot.com/2012/07/montessori-inspired-olympic-math.html

http://www.first-school.ws/activities/firststeps/olympics.htm

http://www.3dinosaurs.com/printables/packs/summerolympics.php

Of course, don’t forget to stay informed about the amount of medals each country has won and the all the other information about the Olympics by checking out the official London Olympics site
http://www.london2012.com/

or the official London Olympic educational site
http://getset.london2012.com/en/home

This is another great website to help with learning more about London and the Olympic games.
http://www.projectbritain.com/olympics/

There is a whole bunch of books that are also about the Olympics that you might enjoy.

How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals by Michael Phelps

G is for Gold Medal: An Olympic Alphabet by Brad Herzog and Doug Bowles

The 2012 London Olympics by Nick Hunter
Great Moments in the Summer Olympics by Matt Christopher and Stephanie Peters
The Olympics: Legendary Sporting Events by Matt Christopher
The World’s Greatest Olympians by Michael Hurley.
Olympig! The Triumphant Story of an Underdog by Victoria Jamieson
A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino
Olympics! By B.G. Hennessy’s
Ring Force by Brian Brown
Olympics For Kids: Olympics History and Fun Facts About the Olympic Games (Books For Boys 8-10) by Arthur Miller
Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne
Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics by Sue Macy
Pop-Up London by Jennie Maizels

written by:
April Krause (Gradowski) is currently a live-out nanny for a girl and boy  in Northville, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Albion College in 2005. She attended the English Nanny and Governess School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  April is not only a nanny but is an event planner with AM Modeling and Talent. April currently lives in Livonia, Michigan, is married to a wonderful man, and has 2 step-daughters and a cat. She participates in several national and international nanny support forums.

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