A fun, Olympic-themed competition you can have with your class.
This resource is a perfect whole-class activity to play leading up to or during the Olympics. Use these activities for novelty events at your school’s sports events or field day.
How to Run a Mini-Olympics
Begin by dividing your class into five teams and assigning each team a color. The students will participate in these teams for the duration of the games.
Hold an opening ceremony, a torch relay (make our Olympic Torch – Craft Activity beforehand), and sing the national anthem.
Display The Mini-Olympics Scoreboard (included in the resource) on a classroom wall.
During your daily P.E. session, or during recess, hold one of the events and score it on the scoreboard accordingly. Events include:
- Ultimate Jump Rope Challenge
- The Riverbank
- Squat Ball
- Funky Field Events
- Lava Floor Rescue
Novelty Games for Kids
There are five novelty-style games included in this resource as well as a record sheet for the Funky Field Events. Each task card includes:
- a list of the necessary equipment for the event, most of which can be found in the gym
- preparation tips
- rules and instructions for the event.
Promote teamwork and good sportsmanship by rewarding teams who display these qualities with bonus points.