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The 2012 Olympics will begin on July 27 in London. Here is a great FREE unit study to learn about London, England, the host city. 205 nations are expected to take part in the 300 events held in London. Want to watch? Here is the full schedule. NBC has launched two apps to allow you to watch the Olympics.

Want to start at the beginning? Here are some links that will help you teach about the ancient Olympics – scroll to the bottom to find more information.

For a ton of ideas check out DenSchool’s pinterest board Olympics. You will find unit studies, info about London, coloring pages, recipes, printables, crafts, activities, biographies and more!

Incredible resources through TeacherVision. The first five articles you view are free but an additional resources require a membership. Here are more free teaching resources covering every subject from literacy to art to geography.

Currclick – affordable resources, a game – click on the 12 Olympic torches placed throughout the site to get a free Olympic download!!

Olympic activities ebook – free with email subscription.

Check out this link to make some great crafts like a torches, medals and wreaths. You will also find some great activities like a memory game, a triathlon party, cupcake ideas, team bracelets and links to other fun stuff like ice hockey and figure skating.

Here are my boys coloring the paper to make their torch.

Boys will be boys – here are my boys using their torches as horns.

and here he is lighting the torch

Here are the finished torches

Have any toilet paper rings? Make this craft -

We even included the little guy with this coloring page

Make yummy treats – Olympic cakes or cupcakes.  Fun recipes including this awesome cake.

Review Team U.S.A.‘s site – This is a great time to teach kids about things in the news – positive things!   Explore great information about the athletes that will be representing our great nation.     In fact, take it one step further and use this guide to help children write a biography of one of the Olympic athletes.

20 Responses to “Olympics 2012”

    • Mindy

      They did! It was an added bonus that the girls were at a friend’s house and so it was boys only with Mommy

    • Mindy

      They are great and we happened to have everything we needed to make them – that is a bonus when it is craft time!

    • Mindy

      wow – it would be amazing to see it in person. I was in college just outside of Atlanta when the Olympics were in Atlanta – even just being around the host city was exciting

    • Mindy

      It is great. I think one of the biggest lessons is the diligence and determination of the athletes. Such an example!


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