- Gather your materials. You will need some cardboard ( an old mac and cheese box is perfect) some gold sparkly paint, double stick tape, a paintbrush, some ribbon or streamers, and some markers for decorating the medals.
- Draw two identical circles on the card board.
- Have your child decorate the circle with crayons or markers.
- Add a few globs of paint.
- Cover the two circles with paint and let dry.
- Cut the circles out.
- Using double stick tape ( glue would work too- just let it dry) tape the streamer onto the back of one circle , make sure the loop is large enough to make it over your child’s head. Add another layer of tape and the front side of the medal.
- Have a very adorable child who likes things around their necks model it for you 🙂
Rhythmic Gymnastics : To make our ribbons I used a Take and Toss straw and threaded the ribbon through then tied a simple knot. It doesn’t wreck the straw that way and you can even re use the ribbon!
We shook the ribbons high, low fast and slow!
Track and Field: I used a some left over streamers from Valentines day and tied each end to a small tree at the playground. We lined the boys up and bribed them with cookies to run, turns out the bribe wasn’t needed at all- they repeated the race again and again without asking once for the cookies ( which was good cause we needed them to convince the two to get back in their strollers at the end of the day! ) .
Basket Ball: Grab a pop up hamper, and all the balls you have. I hung the hamper on a tree support because it was windy, but do what works for you. This was such a hit, they kept going and going!
tanya (jordyn's mama) says
So super duper cute!! Hey, wanted to mention that I scoped out Olympic books when we were at the library yesterday….but there was nothing a young child would be interested in. Wouldn’t it be cool if Byron Barton authored one?
cute ideas – thanks!
Tanya- seriously I think I found a niche market waiting for some writers to fill!
Powers Fam says
Thank you for all the great ideas! I love your blog and can’t wait to start trying new activities with my daughter.
Ashlyn Brunson says
My 2yo would love this! Especially when it starts to cool down we can play in this in the park before naptime to get him all worn out. 🙂 Thanks for all your creativity, Allie!