Today we started our FUN Teachings on the 2012 Summer Olympics in London! We made our fact/fun board and learned about how the Olympics started....when the torch was first introduced...what the colors of the rings mean and more....
Zachary was interested to find out when the first Olympic Torch was introduced and how old it was.
In the sanctuary of Olympia, where the ancient Games took place, a flame burnt permanently on the altar of the goddess Hestia, but transportation of the flame to the site of the modern Olympics did not happen until the 1936 Games in Berlin
He researched who was President during different Olympic periods.
We learned how the 5 rings represent Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and every national
flag in the world includes at least one of the 5 colors.
Of course, I had to decorate for the duration of the entire Olympics (more to come) LOL
We made our Olympic Board...tracking the Weather in London, different events, the history
and our Olympic Art.
Some great fun sites to learn more about London and the 2012 Summer Olympics and where we got our Printables from...
Looking forward to learning more...watching the opening ceremonies and how the children react to the events...