Thursday, February 25, 2010

Olympics At Home!

I'm kind of negligent in my homeschooling posts these days.  Between my craft stuff & actually doing homeschool there isn't much time to blog about it.  But this week's topic is a lot of fun, so I thought I'd share.  It's fun stuff even if you don't homeschool.  We got a bunch of great books from our library and have been watching the real events.  We've been learning about the origin of the Olympics, what the Olympic flame & rings symbolize and the sports represented in the Winter Olympics.  I have to say I'm probably learning as much as the kids!  Two of my fave sources for theme activities & printables  Enchanted Learning and Making Learning Fun and they've both got some great Winter Games stuff.  
We even printed medals, attached them to cardboard, added ribbon and are holding our own competitions.
Like this Ski Blower using straws (which is way fun and practices measuring and graphing), and of course, the plasma-luge.
I can't believe I'm showing you my hideous basement, but this is where we race.  My clever husband did the electrical tape track & used spare tires covered in bags to prevent damage to our Plasmacars, kids, pipes.  It's great for unleashing some energy & working on their sledding technique. Go for the Gold!!

8 comments:

  1. THat looks like a lot of fun! I didn't realize you were a HS mamma. I will have to check out some of your HS posts! How do you have time to do all of your crafts and HS? Way to go! :)

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  2. So Cute! We homeschool also. I have 10 children and 8 are still at home - it gets better every day!

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  3. Happy Friday follow

    Im a new follower!!

    Mavericks Mommy

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  4. We've been watching quite a bit of the olympics too. :) Probably more this year than other years - but it is in my home country!
    Your have very cute boys! My two boys used to be small and cute too :)

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  5. oh - following your blog back!

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  6. Following from Follow Me Fridays.
    Cute Site! We love the Olympics at our house.

    http://spottedsmiles.blogspot.com

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  7. That looks like a blast! What fun!

    Happy Friday Follow... I am your newest follower and hope you can visit me too.

    Stefany
    www.tobethode.com

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