The Olympics always bring back sweet memories for me. As a Los Angeles police officer, my mom worked the 1984 Summer Olympics and brought home many souvenirs. My husband carried the Olympic torch through our town as a teenager. Most recently, our family had the pleasure of watching the last Summer Olympics with a former Olympic gymnast who taught our son to swim. Of course there are countless memories of watching each year and rooting for our team. This year our family will be watching the Sochi winter games and using some of these resources to add to our experience:
The official Sochi Olympic website - http://www.sochi2014.com/en
The official Olympic website - http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games
NBC's Olympics Page - http://www.nbcolympics.com/
Olympics Lapbook - http://www.ajourneythroughlearning.net/wiol20lawist1.html
Another Olympics Lapbook - http://www.currclick.com/product/89369/2014-Winter-Olympics-Lapbook
Oodles of worksheets - http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/2014/01/winter-olympics-pack-2014-2/
Winter Olympics Bingo - http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/02/05/5539460/get-into-the-games-with-winter.html
Opening Ceremony Bingo - http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303942404579361362349406806?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303942404579361362349406806.html
Movies about the Winter Olympics: Cool Runnings, The Cutting Edge, Miracle, and The Mighty Ducks. *I strongly recommend that you screen or research any movie before showing it to your children.
What events are you looking forward to?