Olympics are fun ways to entertain kids (and adults…), and WordPress seemed to tell me to share the good news, as Meg had a great post about winter Olympics for toddlers almost at the same time as No time for flash cards came out with a number of nice crafts ideas related to Olympics.
I’ve had my fair share of Olympics too. One of my fondest memories of athletics as a kid was when my Dad taught us the 10 ways of “shot put”, which he’d developed as a kid. You just need some space and one bigger stone. Then you throw the stone with your right hand, left hand, both hands above your head forward and then backward, both hands between your legs forward and backward etc. See who gets furthest away.
Of course there are other good and more established disciplines that one can imitate too, like mobile phone throwing (see the world championship of it in 2013 here), wife carrying (more info of the world championships in 2014 here), and swamp soccer (more about the world championship in 2014 here). All of these good reasons to visit odd locations in Finland hosting the world championships, however, the championships will only be free if you create a similar event at home. Have fun!