|its time to get busy and get ready for the olympics!|
i love sport, but more than that, i LOVE fun. i will use any excuse to make the everyday a party and the olympics is the perfect opportunity to get the family involved in celebrating .. as some of you who follow along (seriously, thank you so much!) will know, each major sporting event i give every member of the family a country to follow. for the summer olympics 2012 the family have been given the following countries:
- we will all be supporting New Zealand ... it's compulsory, otherwise you can't be part of the family ... harsh but those are the rules
- Steve has been given Belgium as his second country
- Benjamin has been given USA as his second country
- Pollyanna has Australia as her second team to support
- I have Switzerland ... bring on the fondue ;)
the peeps have been given countries that both send a lot of athletes, so there will be plenty of individuals to cheer on regardless of event. as for Switzerland and Belgium they were pulled from the hat and are two countries we haven't supported in the past, so its a good opportunity to learn about their cultures.
each person gets a goodies bag just before the opening ceremony with information on their country competing, the flag, some country info, recipes from the country, some of the country's foods to sample, and a bunch of other goodies about the sporting event and the host country. this makes us completely involved in the event, encourages the peeps (and us adults) to appreciate the diversity of the world we live in, and makes for a really fun time. i will show you the kits i am putting together later in the week.
during the coming week we will be doing some olympic style decorating, home learning ideas, country kits, and lots of other bits and pieces in order to be ready for the olympics to begin. there is heaps of inspiration on pinterest, tons of inspiration boards, and of course my own olympics board where i have been gathering plenty of inspirational ideas! join in the fun and make the olympics something you and your family will remember for years to come!