Archive | July, 2012

Summer Olympics 2012… Some Gold Medal Ideas!

26 Jul

Are you ready for the Summer Olympics 2012?

 Go, Team USA!

If you’re interested in bringing the Summer Olympic excitement into your home or classroom, here are some great Summer Olympic-themed educational books and activities to use with your kids, students, or summer programs. There are a TON of great resources and educational materials just a click away!

Books

Have you heard of the new book called Olympig?

Olympig is a phenomenal story by Victoria Jamieson, author and illustrator of books for young children. Not only is it an inspiring story about a pig who never gives up, but it creates perfect opportunities to learn about the real Olympics that are taking place this summer, starting with the opening ceremonies tomorrow night! Victoria even shared activities and printable pages to go with her new book!

Watch the book trailer below! Buy it from Amazon or local bookstores near you!

 

Interested in other Olympics-themed books?

Check out this Reading Rockets article, “Winning Books About the Olympics and Fun Summer Sports.”

Websites

Activities

Challenge your kids or students to a Summer Reading Olympics Challenge. Check out what a local children’s bookstore, Monkey See… Monkey Do… Children’s Bookstore, is sponsoring for kids in a community near me. Kids complete logs and reviews to submit for a chance to win Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals! Check them out here! (If you’re in the Buffalo, NY area, be sure to participate in this great event that’s still taking place until next week!)

Want to do you own Summer Reading Olympics?

Tell your students or kids to create a neighborhood challenge or a book club with their friends to see who can read the most books! You can even do an opening ceremony using ideas from Victoria Jamieson’s website that she shared along with her new book, Olympig!

Looking for additional printables?

Download my FREE Summer Olympic Choice Board Template

…or purchase a complete 18-page activity packet here!

 

Do you have additional ideas for learning about the Summer Olympics?

Comment below to share them with our blogging community!

Happy Teaching!

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