Family Olympic Games

Have you been enjoying the Olympics at your house? We have been. They are keeping us up too late at night!

This weekend we took the kids out and competed in our own Family Olympic Games. It was so much fun. We went to a local trail and had some different competions planned for the kids.

They each raced their scooters around the trail and we timed each of them individually.

They also ran around the track as fast as they could. Then we set up an obstacle course on the playground that they each ran through. I did not get pictures of that because I was off chasing the baby who decided to go exploring on her own.

If it is still snowy where you are you could set up a “luge” run or a bobsled run for your sled down the hill. Really…you could do anything and turn it into an “olympic sport.” We tried not to make it so that the kids were competing against one another (especially since they are all at different stages), but just encouraging them to see how fast they could do it themselves. I know a lot of you a from different countries. So of course you wouldn’t use an American flag, but you could taylor the games to your specific areas and help your kids celebrate their nation!

We had so much fun. But the best part was when they each earned their gold medals. You can learn how we made the Olympic gold medals and torch here.

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


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    Julie Harward says:

    How cute…I know another family who did this too…that is such a great family thing to do, they'll always remember it! I'm having a… GIVE A WAY…Come say hi :D

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    1 Funky Woman says:

    How cute was this? I love the torch and that they were all winners!

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    Kayla's Korner says:

    This is a fun tradition we do during the summer and didn't think to do it during the winter. Great idea.

  4. 4

    Love it!! We did this, too, but you were way more creative!! Regardless, it was fun and my boys keep asking to do it again.

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    What a fantastic idea to do with your family! We have really been enjoying the Olympics at our house too! It's so cool to see the USA atheletes get those medals! And speaking of medals, I loved the ones you made! And the torch is awesome! I think my kids would love this!

  6. 6

    What a fun idea! I love the torch too!

  7. 7

    What a fantastic idea! I'll have to remember this for when my kiddo(s) get a little older.

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    TheSmithZoo says:

    We just did this with our activity day girls. Your torch was a cute idea! We had skateboards for the Luge, and used some wadded up white paper (used from the recycling bin at school) for snowball fights. At the end, we had snow cones for treats.

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    That looks like awesome fun! I look forward to your post about the projects and will try to do this with my boys, I know they will love it!

  10. 10

    Great idea. For later in the summer, try this idea. Our family does a version of the Guinness Book of World Records. The kids come up with the records & we list on a poster board who wins.

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    I love your take on life :)
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  12. 12

    Great idea for some family time!

  13. 13

    how fun is this! great idea!

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    Carmie - the Single Nester says:

    I love this! Go USA!

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    Such a GREAT idea…family Olympics…of course everyone Wins GOLD!!! and I love your torch.We are celebrating the Olympic spirit this week at our preschool…I may be borrowing your torch idea.
    Come for a visit ad check out my Olympic Red Mitten give away.
    Go TEAMS Go!!
    Love your creative blog by the way!!

  16. 16

    Very nice. I like how happy all your kids look from participating in this idea. Someday, we'll give it a go, when the kids are a bit older to enjoy it!

  17. 17

    Hey guys….. You look like you were having a great time. Good idea for family fun time.

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    Travis and Camille says:

    Good thing your kids are so cute and photogenic! Great ideas!

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    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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