Laurie’s Lesson Plans – Summer Olympics Special

Posted by LaurieMcCarty in Articles on Mon, Jul 30, 2012

Are you looking for a fun way to teach your children about the Summer Olympics? This week’s lesson plan is full of Olympic related content.  In doing the research for this lesson plan, I found so many fun games and activities for kids that will help us enjoy watching the games and learn from them at the same time! This week our kids will read several books about the games, make their own torches and medals, and throw their own backyard Olympics games! To get your kids in the spirit of the Olympics, even the math lessons this week will have your kids up and moving around.

While watching the games with your family this week be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to teach your children a little about the history of the games and about the many different cultures represented. Don’t forget to throw in some good sportsmanship lessons in there too! While holding your own Backyard Olympic Games you can remind your children about the importance of physical fitness and having fun over winning (but of course celebrate with them when the do succeed!)

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Week 6 – Summer Olympics

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About Laurie McCarty

Laurie is a Kindergarten teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland as well as a single mom to a 4 year old son. She has a BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Frostburg University and a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Hood College.

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