Whether or not the Summer Games are taking place this year, Camp Learn & Play is ready for some fun with Backyard Olympics week! There are games, crafts, and lots of opportunities for some hidden learning. Let the games begin!
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CAMP LEARN & PLAY BACKYARD OLYMPICS ACTIVITIES
Here are your activities for the week. Click on the titles if you need more detailed instructions!
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AM: Olympic Torch Craft – Kick off your Opening Ceremony the right way with a fun Olympic Torch craft. You can even create your own torch run around the block or even the front yard! Let the whole family participate if you can.
PM: Sight Words Splash – You can assign points to certain sight words for this activity or even use the letters of the alphabet instead for younger players. Just be sure to clean up balloon pieces when you’re all finished!
AM: Gold Medal Craft – Everyone gets to be a winner at the Backyard Olympics so be sure to make enough medals to go around. It’s simple to personalize these medals so that everyone knows who came out on top.
PM: Nerf Math – This is another fun game that can be modified for learning level. Have kids aim and say numbers as they hit their target, play as a math game, or just set up cups and knock them down. There’s no wrong way to play!
AM: Olympic Rings – Make your own Olympic Flag using easy coffee filter rings. It’s a great way to practice color and shape recognition, plus will be a fun decoration to go with the week’s theme!
PM: Alphabet Hunt – This activity can be used both indoors and outdoors, depending on the weather and the size of your yard. If you don’t have Duplo blocks, you can always use index cards or cardstock pieces to write letters on to hide.
AM: Alphabet Bead Bracelets – Show your love for your country or for your favorite athlete or sport by making lettered bracelets. This super simple activity teaches letter recognition, as well as adding a fine motor component to your day.
PM: Water Balloon Math – Modify this game as needed for the learning level of the kids who are playing. More advanced learners can do the simple math problems suggested, while younger players might do better using this as a number matching game.
AM: Olympic Flags Banner – Get ready for your closing ceremony with this fun flags banner. You can work together to draw the flags on your own or track down coloring pages for the flags of the countries that you’d like to include.
PM: Number Line Dash – Little ones can run to the numbers that are called out for them, while older kids are asked to solve equations to get their designated numbers.