When Maggy set the task of an Olympic theme, I thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce the kids to some new sports. My favourite part of the Olympic’s is the athletics, so we talked about the different running races, long jump, javelin etc. They were all quite intrigued by the pole vault, but we though that might be a bit difficult to replicate so decided to make a hurdle instead.
I set the girls the challenge this morning, and this is what they came up with. Its not the prettiest, or the most functional ( the wind blew it over ) but they had a LOT of fun, which is all that matters!
Great fun for practising hurdle technique.
Then every Olympian needs a medal, preferably one made of chocolate! I just sellotaped a chocolate coin to some ribbon for this!
Brilliant! Where did you get the chocolate medals from? My three would love those!
they are chocolate coins, but I think you can get actual chocolate Medals from Morrisons!
What a great way to discover a new sport. That looks a whole lot of fun. (slightly disappointed you didn’t try pole vaulting hahaha!)
Fiona Cambouropoulos @coombemill
I love this idea and remember doing something similar myself as a child. Brilliant idea and great out door exercise. I wold love you to link this with me on Country Kids too.
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum
I love this idea – just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring you on Tuesday Tots this week with some of the other Olympic crafts linked up last week on Tuesday Tots
Oh wow! Thank you Cerys!
So simple and so cool!
Thank you. xx
What a fun lesson/day. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a great week!
love the medals..ingenious idea! x