Summer Olympics Kids Party Ideas

Ready for some fun in the sun? The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil is a great reason to hold an outdoor kids Olympics party.

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Games for Your Olympics Party

Pinterest is packed with outdoor games you can use for an outdoor party filled with giggles. But, if you’d like to try to be a little more true to the sports and spirit of the Olympic games, here are a few games and contests to try:

  • Running races, both individual and relay events.
  • Discus, using a frisbee
  • Javelin, using a pool noodle
  • Hurdles, using shoeboxes or other small boxes
  • Shot put, using a softball or Nerf ball
  • Fencing, using pool noodles
  • Football (a.k.a. soccer in America)
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball.
  • Rhythmic gymnastics, using long ribbons to swirl around

Find a full list of sports featured in the 2016 games.

Food for Your Kids Olympics Party

An Olympics party wouldn’t be the same without some munchies. Pack plenty of water and fruits, but enjoy some Olympics-themed foods as well.

Crafts for Your Kids Olympics Party

Printable Summer Olympics Activity Pack

This printable activity pack is perfect for a kids Olympics party.

Multicultural Kid Blogs has a fun-filled activity pack that is perfect for an Olympics party! This downloadable no-prep packet introduces children to 11 countries around the world through the Olympics theme. Find out more and download the activity pack here.

More Olympic Learning for Kids

A series of posts on the Olympics for kids.

The Olympics are a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about the world and explore cultures together. Be sure to check out our Olympics for Kids Series!

How are you celebrating the Olympics with your family? Share your ideas in the comment below!

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Robbie Schneider is a Girl Scout leader who's up for adventure and Midwest mother of two. She blogs at Use Resources Wisely and shares ideas on how kids can become more involved in the outdoors and in their world.

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