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Olympics for Kids - Classroom Activities

By Anna Warfield

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We are always looking for ways to engage our students, including catering to their interests or introducing completely new interesting information. Many younger students have not yet had the exposure to different sporting events and different countries across the world. The Olympics are an excellent chance to promote cultural awareness, sportsmanship, fitness, hard work, and more.

Historical Olympics
Create your own at Storyboard That Image Attributions: Women’s final of 80 metres hurdles, Olympic Games, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649948952/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) 'Decathlon reflections', Olympic Games, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649948104/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Banksy Olympic Javelin Thrower (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/8160405466/) by dullhunk License: Attribution (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Football played barefoot, Olympic Games, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649951262/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Lacrosse at the Olympics, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649951098/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) The finish of the men's 400 metres at the Olympic Games, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649947722/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Larsson of Sweden wins 400 meters hurdles Olympic heat, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649948238/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Wrestling at the Olympic Games, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649950940/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Athlete John Winter winning the high jump event at the London Olympic Games, August 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_australia_commons/7673975586/) by National Library of Australia Commons License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Sweden and Yugoslavia in Football final at the Olympic Games, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649951452/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Australasian swimming team, winners of the freestyle relay, Olympic Games, Stockholm, 1912. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_australia_commons/7673977874/) by National Library of Australia Commons License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) British Women’s Olympic swimming team, London, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649951604/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Lionel Cox competing at the Helsinki Olympic Games, 1952 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_australia_commons/7673978806/) by National Library of Australia Commons License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/) Opening of the Olympic Games in London, 29 July, 1948. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/7649948798/) by National Media Museum License: No known copyright restrictions (http://flickr.com/commons/usage/)

Example

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Summer Olympic Sports Include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Fencing
  • Rugby
  • Judo
  • Shooting
  • Tennis
  • Rowing
  • Track and Field
  • Golf
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Boxing
  • Archery
  • Canoe
  • Cycling
  • Handball
  • Field Hockey
  • Sailing
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Trampoline
  • Weightlifting
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Equestrian Events

Olympic Athletes
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