Get kids excited about the Summer Games with this free Passport to the Olympics printable!
Only a few days left before the Olympics kick off in Rio!
Political, economic and social controversies aside, in our family, we think the Olympics are a great opportunity for children to learn about the world. What better opportunity than an event where almost every single country on earth is represented to learn about their flags, their people and their sports? How many times do you see the flag of Micronesia in a major world event or athletes from Nauru competing alongside your favourite team?
To get your children or students excited about the Olympics, in addition to our amazing 100+ page printable you can find below, we have a little freebie for you today: a mini global citizen passport to the Olympics printable for younger children (4-10 years old). I have chosen to leave the passport non-country specific so that everybody can use it and multicultural children (like mine who support four countries) can create their own identity.
The passport contains 20 pages of activities, colouring, games for younger children to follow the Olympics.
- a cover page
- an opening ceremony bingo game
- a stamp page
- a traditional ID page
- “If I were an Olympic athlete” drawing pages
- 2 colouring pages
- a world map
- 8 different mini-journalling pages
The pages can be assembled in the order you wish. You can also choose to only use the ones you deem appropriate.
- Simply cut all of the printed sheets along the dotted lines. (You don’t have to. You can simply cut the pages in two but it looks more real that way.)
- Fold each page in two.
- Glue the pages together in a book.
- And voila! Your child can probably do it all by themselves.
Some of the activities can be done by the children alone. Others may require a little supervision (especially for those who cannot read and write yet). However, all are pretty simple, quick and fun so can easily be done while or before watching their favourite sporting event.
Most pages on this Olympics printable are pretty much self-explanatory. However, here are some other ideas of things you can do:
- You can help them to add the world passport on the cover in their own language or a language they are learning/want to learn.
- You can ask your child to add more stamps to the stamp page including countries they may have visited or would like to visit.
- You can also print more copies of the last 8 pages as they are mini-journalling pages and can be filled in many different ways (one for each time they watch an event).
- You could also add blank pages and add you own games or let the children colour and draw.
I hope you love this as much as my 6-year-old does. She has already started hers and has asked me for another version for the Games. If you use it, we’d love to see it, please send us your pictures or tag them with #OlympicsMKB on Instagram or Twitter!
You can also find below, as part of our Olympics for Kids series, some other wonderful printables to use with your children for the Olympics.
Welcome to our Olympics for Kids series! The Olympics are a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about the world and explore cultures together.
Today, you can find more about other printables from various countries thanks to our participating bloggers:
South Africa Research Project – Globe Trottin’ Kids
Mexico in the Olympics – Mommy Maestra
Best Olympic Sports for French People – La Cité des Vents
Portugal in the Olympics – the piri-piri lexicon
Olympic Athlete Trading Cards – use resources wisely
Exploring Puerto Rico Landmarks – Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes