The Rio Summer Olympics kick off this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a kid-friendly watch party the whole family can enjoy?
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways you can celebrate the Olympics and make the games super special for your kids. Some of our favorite childhood memories came from watching amazing Olympic moments … I’m sure you can think of a few yourself!
Here are our top 5 EASY ways to throw a kid-friendly Olympics watch party:
1. Download our FREE Olympics activity pack for coloring pages, games and more fun!
Learn more and download the free pack here. The Olympics activity pack includes verse coloring pages, suggestions to host your own backyard Olympics, Olympics bingo and more!
2. Decorate with world flags
We love the idea of using the Olympics to learn all about new countries! It’s a great opportunity to pull out your globe (or Google Maps!) and find countries as their athletes compete. Check out this free world flag printable to download the perfect party decor.
3. Make Olympic rings of fruit
We LOVE this adorable idea for an edible decoration! Fill 5 bundt pans each with a different color fruit to make a delicious version of the Olympic rings, perfect for your table’s centerpiece. Get more details (and plenty of other ideas!) from Snap Happy Mom here.
4. Make Brazilian food
The summer Olympics are the perfect opportunity to try some new foods from Brazil, this year’s host country. Check out this Brazilian food slideshow from Epicurious for ideas … we think those chocolate brigadeiros would be a hit with the whole family! (We suggest substituting some yummy lemonade for the grown-up drinks they recommend 🙂 )
5. Olympics sidewalk chalk photo booth
We think this is the cutest kid photo booth we’ve seen in a while! Use sidewalk chalk to make different Olympic scenes, like swimming or gymnastics, and take pictures of kiddos posing like they are competing in those events. Adorable!
Happy Olympics watching!