International Olympic Day is on 23rd June and is a chance for people all over the world to get active and explore games together! This week we have a choice of lots of exciting activities for you to choose from :)
Have a look at the list and links below and choose which activity/activities you would like to do this week.
Can you design your own Olympic medal? You could use string/wool and make a patterned necklace, or you could use card to cut out your own medal! Be as creative as you like and send a picture of yourself wearing it. I can't wait to see them!
There are hundreds of different sports and events within each sport that people compete in within the Olympics, for example, gymnastics has the vault, bars, beams and floor exercises to name a few! Can you create your own Olympic event at home and have a family competition? It might be an egg and spoon race, or a sack race, or you might want to be super creative and design your own unique event! I'd love to see videos/pictures of you competing in your own events at home!
Fact file - How did the Olympic games start?
Can you research and find out facts about the very first Olympic games? You might find this link useful https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39/articles/z36j7ty
You could create your own fact file about the amazing information that you find out!
Every Olympian needs their own kit to wear and compete in! Can you design your own Olympic Kit to wear for the Olympics? You could draw and colour what yours would look like, or you could search for items around your house that you could wear! Email pictures of your amazing Olympic Kits!
Olympic Games Comparison - Past and Present
Each of you have your very own Purple Mash login. You can head over to the website
https://www.purplemash.com and click on the '2Do' section. You will find an activity to make your own leaflet about the Olympics, comparing the very first Olympic Games to the Olympic Games we know and love today.
History of the Olympic Games
You might have seen the Olympic rings before, but do you know what they mean? What is the history behind the Olympic rings? You could find out using the posters below.
The Paralympics also take place every 4 years, can you research a British Paralympian and create your own fact file about them? E.g. which event did they take part in? Where did they place? How many times have they competed etc...
In 2012 during the London Olympics, we had a mascot named 'Wenlock.' A lot of thought goes into designing a mascot. Can you use this information and template to design your own mascot?