As the Summer Olympic games are coming up why not create some interest and have fun by hosting your own Olympic games for the kids to participate in?

Here are 10 great sports activities you can do at home:

1) Straw javelin               

2) Hurdles         

3) Balloon tennis

4) Ring toss

5) Shot put


6) Balance beam


7) Ball toss

8) Long jump

9) Bowling

10) Obstacle course

Don’t forget to make some medals too!

We’ll be having a family Olympics this year, will you? Please add your comment below.

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  • Such awesome fun.


  • I always had fun setting up our Olympics at home for the kids. Mad enough our own


  • my daughter had a mini olympics at her school and won medals! she had a great day


  • I love these ideas, will be sure to use some!


  • These are all fantastic ideas. I recall doing something similar when my son was younger. We had an Olympics day in our backyard with his cousins – can’t remember the events though – and they were awarded plastic gold medals (from the Reject Shop). Gee, they had fun and loved it. All in the spirit of the Olympics, I say.


  • Yes, I’ve organized Olympic games for the kids, together with a friend. We included some races on roller skates and in the swimming pool. Better in the summer though, it’s freaking cold now…


  • Hope some pre-schools try out these ides over the next couple of weeks. Great to see the children involved.


  • What a fun idea for the kids to get into the spirit of the games!


  • oh these sound like lots of fun, I know my girls and I will give some of them a try as well love watching the olympics :) thanks for sharing


  • Great ideas for embracing the Olympics and getting active.


  • A great article to not only cure boredom these school holidays but it is also encouraging young children to be more active which we all know is a issue.


  • What a fantastic idea. I might have to set some of these up


  • Pre-school and school age children can have so much fun with these. These is some there for various ages. I can visualise our 4 year old doing some of the easier ones.


  • Oh my! No, we never had Olympics at home but some of those games are a lot of fun for sure. Enjoy!!


  • Some great ideas. Will definately be trying some of these with my kids.


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