Mini Olympics: Paralympic and Olympic Activity Ideas

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By Karen Hartwriter

In celebration of the start of the Paralympic Games, why not try out some of these fun activities, as suggested by different Early Years settings?

Teddy Bear's Picnic 1

The Greenwich Pre-School Learning Alliance usually holds an annual Teddy Bears Picnic event in Charlton, London. There is always plenty on offer, from dressing up, bouncy castles and messy play, to a mini-Olympics with javelin throwing, gymnastics and posing on the winner’s podium. In celebration of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, why not set up your own mini Games and try some of these activities?

Olympic/Paralympic medals

Gatehouse Crèche, being inspired by the Olympic theme, created this very popular Olympic medals activity.

Teddy Bear's Picnic 2

Medal A
You need:
  • One slice of stale bread per medal
  • Round pastry cutter
  • Gold, silver or bronze paint
  • Red ribbon
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