So I know that Olympics are almost over and I am a little late in posting this but it could still be done for a couple more weeks.
I have to give credit where it is due as most of the ideas on here came from here (love her site). I just changed it up a bit to work for our primary.
To kick off our olympics, the kids passed around the torch as we sang our first song. Whoever was left holding the torch at the end of the song, was our first athlete.
On the board, I had listed all of the events that the kids could participate in that day. The first athlete came up to choose their event.
Most of the events I did exactly as the above mentioned link so refer to her site for more in-depth descriptions, as I'm feeling a little lazy (or maybe just tired) tonight. :)
For the High Jump, I had several songs listed on post-it notes. They were stacked one on top of the other, up the wall. The athlete chosen for that event jumped as high as they could to grab a note. That was the next song we sang.
This was our diving event- Each of the little divers, had a name of a song listed on the back. The first diver to make it into the jar was the song we sang next.
For the javelin, we used a straw. The kids just threw it as far as they could. Wherever it landed was the way we did the next song.
For Volleyball, we tossed a balloon around as we sang the song. The person that had the "volleyball" when the music stopped was our next athlete.
Our last event was Basketball. I had some star baskets in Red, White, and Blue that were perfect for his as we were team USA (wish I would have gotten pics of this). In the bottom of each basket, I had a song listed. The athlete would throw a small ball towards the baskets. Whichever basket they made the shot in, we sang that song.
In the end, our team took the gold (especially Junior). I really enjoyed preparing this music time as there's such an energy buzzing all around with the Olympics.
***If you want any of the signs or logos I made, just let me know and I will shoot them your way.