Letter Of The Week – Olympic Edition!

t Torch

Olympic Craft

The Olympics are a big deal in our house. My grandma was a Canadian Olympian, I lived in Calgary in 1988 when they hosted the Winter Games and grew up in Vancouver where the Olympics are going on as we speak. We are heading up to Vancouver later this week and getting very excited. For today’s letter of the week I had to do something with an Olympic theme.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a black piece of paper, a white piece of paper and some red and yellow tissue paper ( or regular paper too) , glue, scissors and markers ( the Olympic colors- red, green, black, blue and yellow).Olympic Craft
  2. Start by writing an upper or lowercase t.Olympic Craft
  3. I drew the Olympic Rings to add to the torch , this is totally optional.Olympic Craft
  4. Have your child decorate the torch with the markers. I absolutely LOVE how my son decorated it, I don’t know why I do so much but this craft is not getting recycled, I think it’s so pretty.Olympic Craft
  5. Cut out the Olympic rings – I drew lines to guide him( and then I still helped him as well) .Olympic Craft
  6. Cut out the t and glue it to the black paper, add glue for the Olympic rings.Olympic Craft
  7. Add the Olympic rings.Olympic Craft
  8. Cut the tissue paper to make flames. Let the kids go nuts, irregular cuts make awesome flames.Olympic Craft
  9. Add glue.Olympic Craft
  10. Add the flames and let dry.Olympic Craft

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Book

Tacky and the winter games

Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester is wonderful, hilarious and really explains the winter games  in a fun way. Of course these winter games a little different than the ones you may be watching on TV, the skis are made of fish and the medals are a little more honest than our bronze, silver and gold- my favorite being “Not Bad” for the third place.  The process of leading up to competition is very similar though the eating healthy, physical training and even an opening ceremonies of competitors from various lands.  Kids will pick up on the similarities quickly but also the ways that Tacky never really follows the crowd, he is an odd bird after all. Like in all the Tacky books Tacky stands out from the others, and just when we think he’s messed up for good, he finds redemption! Very cute book and perfect for this activity.

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3D Olympic Craft

Olympic Rings

Olympic Kids Craft

We love the Olympics in our house and are gearing up to go cheer for 2 countries in Vancouver later this month. I meant to make this craft with paint but we were out of black and green and since there was a nice furnace repair man in my garage I couldn’t run out. So we decided to cover the rolls with tissue paper instead. As it turned out my son liked cutting and sorting the paper more than anything so it was perfect! This was a long craft with little guys I would skip the crayons, tissue paper and glue  and simply paint.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need red, black, blue, green and yellow paint or crayons and tissue paper. A wrapping paper roll or 5 toilet paper rolls, glue, scissors, and some clothes pins.Olympics Kids Craft
  2. Start by cutting the roll into 5 if you are using a wrapping paper roll. Olympics Kids Craft
  3. Have your child color with roll with a crayons. If you are painting the rolls paint now. I used the crayons so that my son had a visual aid when it was time to glue the paper on to reinforce that we are only using one color for each roll. Olympics Kids Craft
  4. While they are coloring cut up some of the tissue paper, leave some for your child to cut as well if they are able to use scissors.Olympics Rings Crafts
  5. Have your child cut and sort some too. This was my far my son’s favorite part. Normally he loves glue and he was like ” I’ll cut and sort more mama, you do the glue today!”Olympics Kids Craft
  6. Time to add glue- add lots! Olympics Kids Crafts
  7. Add paper.Olympics Kids Crafts
  8. Repeat for each ring.Olympics Kids Craft
  9. Stack and glue rings together.Olympics Kids Craft
  10. Secure with the clothes pins.  Olympics Kids Crafts
  11. Let dry. Olympic Kids Craft

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