I am so excited about the Winter Olympics! My whole family enjoyed watching the summer games two years ago, and we have been looking forward to the winter games since then. I think our favorite parts of the summer games were swimming and gymnastics. This year I can’t wait to watch the ice skating and my boys are looking forward to the skiing and snowboarding. (Since we live in Florida, TV is the only place they get to see snow).
Of course, the Olympics are also a wonderful time to study lots of different things related to the games. You could study the history of the Olympics, the history of a certain sport, many of the countries that are participating and tons of other stuff. For this week’s Crew Round-Up we are sharing some resources you can include in a study of the Olympic games.
For starters, check with your library. I searched “Olympics” on my library catalog and came up with a ton of books. Here are some I plan to check out:
1. DK Eyewitness Olympics
2. The Olympics: Unforgettable Moments of the Games
3. A Passion for Victory: A study of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times
Of course, the internet is full of resources for the Olympics. Just search the term on Pinterest and you come up with a lot of stuff to look at. These are some of the most interesting sites I’ve found so far:
Make and Takes has a page devoted to Winter Olympic crafts and games. Here you will find great instructions for making your own ice-skating rink, playing snowball ring toss and having your own bobsled race!
This Activity Village page has links for printables, coloring pages, and videos.
And then of course, the website for the Official Winter Olympics 2014 has links to info about the history of the games, the events themselves, links to previous years games, and more.
Finally, and this is more for fun than anything else, I will watch the movie Cool Runnings with my boys before the games start. This is a favorite of mine from childhood, and I remember after watching it wanting to cheer for the Jamaican bobsled team!
If you know of any other great Winter Olympics resources, please let me know in the comments. Make sure to check out the resources other Crew members shared in the Round Up here:
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