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16 Summer Olympic Games, Activities, and Treats for Kids


We are one week away from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games!

It’s almost time to watch as athletes from all over the world meet in London, England and compete to see who’s the best in the world.

Our family gets right in there, watching as much of the fun as we can! We love swimming, track and field, and especially gymnastics. I’ve been a huge fan of gymnastics since I was little. And now that my little ones are taking gymnastics class, they are excited to watch the games as well.

To get in the spirit of it all, we’ve got a fun line up of kids games and activities to help celebrate.

Here are 16 Summer Olympic Games for Kids:

Click the boxes below to see all 16 ideas.

  • Light the Ice Cream Torch 1 of 16
    Light the Ice Cream Torch
    Begin your Olympics by lighting the torch. With a few sugar cones and some vanilla ice cream, you're all set to get started.
    Get the instructions over at Make and Takes.
  • Stamped Olympic Rings 2 of 16
    Stamped Olympic Rings
    Stamp an Olympic rings picture with a paper towel dipped in paint and you've got a fun way to celebrate.
    Get the instructions over at The Mother Huddle.
  • 3D Olympic Rings 3 of 16
    3D Olympic Rings
    With a few simple supplies, you've got yourself adorable 3D Olympic rings.
    Get the instructions over at No Time for Flash Cards.
  • Olympic Ring Treat Cookies 4 of 16
    Olympic Ring Treat Cookies
    Make a yummy Olympic ring treat using this fun Olympic ring cookie cutter!
    Get the instructions over at The Kitchn.
  • Hoola Hoop Hurdles 5 of 16
    Hoola Hoop Hurdles
    What a fun way to get into the Olympics by hosting your own games on the beach with these hoola hoop hurdles.
    Get the instructions over at A Small Snippet.
  • Olympic Ring Bottle Toss 6 of 16
    Olympic Ring Bottle Toss
    Toss a few Olympic rings around the bottle. Make it a game and see who can win the gold medal getting all 5 rings around the bottle.
    Get the instructions over at Make and Takes.
  • Backyard Olympic Games 7 of 16
    Backyard Olympic Games
    I love the idea of hosting a party for the Olympics right in your backyard. There are some super fun ideas and games like this noodle toss.
    Get the instructions over at UCreate With Kids.
  • Classic Ring Toss 8 of 16
    Classic Ring Toss
    Enjoy a classic game of ring toss with a few simple craft items. This would be a perfect game at a celebration party.
    Get the instructions over at Family Fun.
  • Fun Mathematical Olympic Games 9 of 16
    Fun Mathematical Olympic Games
    While you're having fun playing games, get out the ruler and graph who was able to get their ball out the furthest. It's fun to learn while you play.
    Get the instructions over at Education.com.
  • Olympic Activities eBook 10 of 16
    Olympic Activities eBook
    Download this free ebook sharing all kinds of fun and playful activities for kids and the Olympics.
    Get the instructions over at I Can Teach My Child.
  • Olympic Party Ideas 11 of 16
    Olympic Party Ideas
    These look so fun even I want to put on a shaving cream hat and toss a few cheese puffs at someone!
    Get the instructions over at Parents.com.
  • Olympic Team Bracelets 12 of 16
    Olympic Team Bracelets
    Work on learning your letters and words as you thread on each letter bead for a fun team bracelet.
    Get the instructions over at No Time for Flash Cards.
  • Chocolate Olympic Medals 13 of 16
    Chocolate Olympic Medals
    Once you've finished playing in the games, it's time for the medals ceremony. Will you win a gold chocolate?
    Get the instructions over at Make and Takes.
  • Gold Medal Cookies 14 of 16
    Gold Medal Cookies
    These cookies are darling to make and gift for a fun party celebrating the Olympics.
    Get the instructions over at One Charming Party.
  • Cookie Surprise Gold Medals 15 of 16
    Cookie Surprise Gold Medals
    Hold your gold medal and torch high as you celebrate your winning event at the Olympics. Kids will love to make and eat these fun treats.
    Get the instructions over at Alphamom.
  • Kid Crafty Olympic Medals 16 of 16
    Kid Crafty Olympic Medals
    These puff paint medals are fun to craft and fun to receive. Host your own ceremony after a few rounds of hurdles.
    Get the instructions over at Family Crafts.

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