The Summer Olympics are right around the corner! Children and adults will be excited about and interested in this historic event. I was thinking about using the Olympic theme for my monthly game for the Pre K and K sharing blog, and made a 3-card matching game with pictures of some of the events for the summer games. This is a good time to help children increase vocabulary by helping them learn the names of the Olympic events. Here is my free 15 page PDF:
I was also thinking about how we might discuss goal setting with children and use the theme of the Olympics to improve behaviors. So, I made an "Olympic helping chart" and some printable bronze, silver, and gold medals teachers and parents could use to reward good behavior. The chart is generic and could be adapted for many different kind of goals. Discuss with the children that all 10, 950 athletes work hard, achieve goals, and keep working. They don't all win, although it may seem that way from watching TV. Impress upon the children all the athletes are winners just for being at the Olympics.
I also included 3 larger medals to print to make "medals" for backyard races and fun!
Thank you for reading, Carolyn
This is my special license for sharing freebies on the Pre K and K site with my Scrappin' Doodles art: