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.
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.