The Olympics have been going on for the last week and a half and we've been having a lot of fun in the offices keeping track of medals and scores. We even enjoyed a very exciting lunch break today to watch our Canadian girls win hockey gold. Most of what is going on is a little over the heads of our kids or just not of interest but today we took some time to share the excitement with them.
After being inspired by Jennifer Jones as she led her team to a gold medal this morning I decided we would do a little curling in the gym, STA style. So, for Kids Club I found a red circle and surrounded it with 8 blue circles. The kiddos each took a turn throwing bean bags, trying to get the closest to the red circle in the middle. It was a lot of fun and let them work on hand eye coordination, over hand and under hand throwing, balance, and following directions. They were really good at it too! We may just have some future Olympians on our hands.
This afternoon we made some Olympic flags. Each kiddo got a white sheet of paper to decorate with the rings. They were shown a model of what the rings looked like and then were set free to create their own interpretation. We mad the rings using paper cups that were dipped upside down in each colour of paint. Some of the kids did pretty close replications of my model while others were a little more abstract.