Children’s Activity Parties: The Olympics
Making a torch is very easy. Simply roll up a piece of paper – a buff or brown colour is ideal. Secure with tape or glue. Cut out flame shaped from orange and yellow card and glue them into the inside of your torch cone. If you prefer you could use flame coloured tissue paper. Build up a few layers of flames until you’re happy with your creation.
Next up medals: Use paper plates for big, chunky medals. As you can see we used metallic coloured paper plates, but white ones could be covered with silver foil to create a similar effect. Decorate your medal with what ever sprinkly, sparkly bits you have in your art cupboard. We used glue, glitter and sequins to create our effect. Cut a hole big enough to thread a ribbon through to complete your medal.
Tell the children something about the Olympics. There’s an Usborne book that provides a good introduction. Consider showing some clips of previous Olympics to them, YouTube have plenty to choose from.
Try out some of the Olympic sports. If it’s a nice day you could get outside and do some athletics. Even on a rainy day, you could play table tennis.
For food, I’d go for a rings theme. Ring doughnuts are just the thing, especially if you can find (or decorate) some with the ring colours. Other suggestions include: hula hoops, pineapple rings and party ring biscuits. Healthy food can be cut into rings too: try peppers, cucumbers. You could try ring races too. Put your rings of choice on all the figures of one hand. This can be any of the foods mentioned here, but I’d recommend either something small like hula hoops or something healthy. When you say go the children have to eat all the rings as quickly as possible. Care there may be some bitten fingers with this game.
If you are looking for more activity party ideas this month then consider a Highland Games party.