It is possible to travel to the Olympics in with your children using in printable Olympic passport. They won’t really get to travel to the Olympic host site using the printable Olympic passport. They will get to learn about what a passport looks like, review basic facts about themselves and learn a little bit about host country while they fill it out. This Olympics for kids activity will make them feel more apart of the event.
While they are filling out the passport, children will work on writing their name, address, where they were born and their home country. They will also get to create an illustration of their home country’s flag and the host country’s flag.
There is a spot for you to glue or tape a picture of each child in their passport. You could also have them draw a picture of themselves if you like.
What could you use the Olympics for kids passport for?
- Pass out the passports when you are going to view part of an event on T.V. It could be like a ticket to view the event.
- Use the passports at an Olympic obstacle course you create in your home or classroom. Place a stamp on the back of the passport for each obstacle they complete.
- Fill out the passports after reading a book about the Olympics or an Olympic event. We really like the book Elympics
- Have your class pretend they are going to the Olympics as an athlete. Have the fill out the passport and then write a story about them as an Olympian.
- Put them in a center along with Olympic symbols for the children to explore.
- Assign different children various Olympic host cities from the past. Have them research that host cities flag and have them display it in their passport.
- Have your children create an imaginary Olympian and fill out the passport for them. Then have them create journal entries for that athlete’s time at the Olympics.
- Set up a different winter Olympic event in various rooms in your house. Have your children show their passport as they enter each event.
- Visit our local library with your passports and make looking for books on the host country or the Olympics an event.
Deirdre Smith writes/owns JDaniel4’s Mom. After twenty years as a elementary school and technology resource teacher in Northern Virginia, she became a stay at home mom in upstate South Carolina. Her blog features ways she and her 5 year old are exploring learning, crafting, creating healthy meals and living life to its fullest. Deirdre can also be found on twitter as @jdaniel4smom and on her blog’s FB page. You can also check her out on Google+.