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15 Olympic Activities for Kids

Get into the spirit of the games!

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Does your kiddo want to be an Olympian? Cue the Olympic theme music and get started on these kid-friendly activities to bring the Olympic action straight into your home!
Olympic Activities for Kids
1. Glowing Olympic Torch

An empty cardboard tube, a battery operated tea light, and some tissue paper are all you need to craft your own glowing torch.

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2. Olympics-Themed Party

Let the kids help make and serve an opening-ceremonies fest and plan activities that echo the spirit of the games.

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3. Your Own Backyard Olympics

Organize these Olympic-like events at home so your kids can compete like Olympians while being inspired by the pros.

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4. Flag Garland

Celebrate all of the countries participating in the games by making this cute, festive flag garland.

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5. Simple Origami

Make some Olympic rings with this super-simple origami craft.

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6. Edible Medals

Award your kiddos one of these no-bake edible gold medals!

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7. Paper Plate Laurel Crown

Channel the spirit of the ancient Olympic games with this laurel crown, made from a paper plate!

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8. Mapping the Olympics

Mix a social studies lesson in with your Olympics-watching by mapping the represented countries with your kids.

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9. Olympic Ring Cookies

Decorate simple sugar cookies with colored icing and sprinkles for delicious, glittering Olympic rings.

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10. LEGO Rings

For the LEGO-obsessed kid, build these three-dimensional rings together out of bricks.

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11. Plastic Cup Painting

Use the rim of a plastic cup to stamp out simple rings. You could print your rings on paper, a canvas, or even a white t-shirt!

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12. Festive Pretzels

Twist pretzel dough into circles, then bake, to create edible Olympic rings.

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13. Paper Plate Olympic Rings

What could be simpler? Paint and cut paper plates to transform into Olympic rings.

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14. DIY Clay Medals

Whip up a batch of homemade clay to make these DIY medals. Use a bit of gold paint to take them to the next level!

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15. Ring Toss

Use empty cardboard tubes and painted paper plates to make an Olympic event your kids can play--ring toss!

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