We love the Olympics in our house and while I 100% disagree with Russia’s human rights violations, the Olympics are still a great opportunity to teach my children about beauty and diversity of the world we live in. I created this Olympic Tally Game to open the conversation on different countries and cultures with my boys and thought you all might want to play along!
The game is really easy. Just print out my Olympic Tally Game free printable and allow each family member to choose a country they want to spotlight. Depending on the age of your children, you can either have them research their country’s flag or just show them an image to copy. I absolutely love my son’s Mexican flag! The numbers in his medal count may not but high but I’ll keep this flag forever.
We thought it would be fun to make a quick Olive Branch Wreath out of toilet paper tubes. Jack had a great time painting, cutting, and punching the leaves while I took the opportunity to talk with him about the origins of the Olympics. He was much more concerned about his “leaves” than my history lesson but maybe something stuck. :D
Hope this little game helps you celebrate the beautiful diversity of the Olympics and creates a fun conversation at the dinner table! Don’t forget to download my Olympic Tally Game free printable. You can also check out the Olympic Rings Art we made a couple years ago. Perfect for little hands!
Also, if you’re looking for a way to keep you and your family healthy this season, check out the Immunity Boosting Elderberry Gummies post I wrote for Craftaholics Anonymous! I’m so excited to be providing monthly posts as part of the Craftaholics Anonymous Creative Team.