Suggested Family Activity • Summer 🏃‍♂️ Olympics

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Suggested Family Activity • Summer 🏃‍♀️ Olympics

The summer Olympics may be over but there’s still plenty of time to get your family involved in Olympics inspired activities.  You can teach young children to do a flip, handstand, or a cartwheel like gymnasts or place down a piece of painter’s tape to mimic a balance beam or tightrope and let them try to walk from one end to the other without ‘falling off’.  You can give them a hula hoop or lengths of ribbon or crepe paper tied to a stick to practice the artistic swirls of rhythmic gymnastics.  Events such as baseball and basketball are Olympic sports, so get your family separated into teams for some outdoor fun.  Children can even mimic Olympic weightlifters by having competitions to see who can lift a can of vegetables or soup (the larger the better) the most times.  Track and field events are also popular Olympic sports, so let them compete to see who can run the fastest, jump the highest, or throw a frisbee the farthest.  You can even make small hurdles (pillows work well to prevent injuries) for them to jump over.