Learning About The Olympics in Our Homeschool || Let’s Make a Unit Study!
As I sat down to look for activities and read aloud books for our Olympics study, it dawned on me that I should share my lists with you! As always, I hope you find this post helpful as you look for inspiration for your family’s learning.
At the time of writing this, we are a few months away from the rescheduled Summer Olympic games in Japan. After the craziness that was 2020, we are ready to go all out and celebrate this global event. I’m just going to list my ideas in bullet points here on the blog. If you’d like to hear more about how we use all these goodies, head over to my YouTube channel for more.
The spine of our study comes from an affordable and colorful e-book from Notgrass History. I did a quick flip-through on my YouTube channel if you’d like to see a sample. The following list I’ll plug in here and there:
- Read through the Olympics Fast Facts
- Choose from various game, craft and activity ideas
- Make our own Olympic Rings (flag logo) out of LEGO
- Map the Summer Olympic host cities on a world map
- Play a country flag memory game on this super fun interactive map we received a few years ago
- Find a couple “fun facts” videos on YouTube about the current host city
- Check our library for the great Olympic Games read aloud books listed here and here
- Get the Olympic Fanfare sheet music and learn to play
- Have our own Backyard Olympic Games
The links with long lists of activities are just to help me get my own ideas flowing. I will pick and choose from those lists, but I do plan to do most of the individually listed items….hopefully. 🙂 How about you? Are you diving into an Olympics study in your homeschool? Share your fun finds below!