Mac Homeschool: Backyard Winter Olympics Games

BACKYARD Winter Olympics 2010

Let the games begin!  Last weekend we celebrated the spirit of the Winter Olympics with some fellow homeschool families.  I wanted to share some of the fun games and crafts that we participated in as we hosted our BACKYARD Winter Olympics Celebration.

The Scout & The Bug race the Marble Luge.
(I don't think she likes loosing.  What do you think?)

Big Daddy Mac created this Marble Luge run for the kids to race their marbles down hill.

The Bug competes in the Winter Clothes Relay Race.

This game was the favorite of all the kids.  They raced in two separate teams, relay style.  Waiting for them on the opposite side of the yard was a pile of winter clothing (coveralls, coats, hat, gloves & scarf).  Each child put on every piece of winter clothing, took it back off and then tagged the next person on their team to run and do the same.  It was very entertaining for the adults to watch!

The Squeaker & The Scout show off their torches and cookie medals.
(That's our living room reading lamp behind them, fashioned into an Olympic Torch!)

We took a simple pattern from Skip To My Lou to make these fun Olympic torches and Cookie medals. Look Here for the pattern.

We had a great time and it was a fun way to keep the kids engaged in the Olympic studies we had completed the week before.  Let us know how you and your family learned and celebrated the Winter Olympics 2010!

Happy Homeschooling!


  1. Looks like so much fun. Having just one at home now seems to make a lot of "events" less fun for us, but we're finding new things. Just takes us time.

  2. I am loving all the Olympic activities homeschool moms are doing! What fun!


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