PDF of Olympic facts your kids will love.
Our family loves the Olympics. We enjoy gathering around the TV and watching all the unique events. To help build the kids excitement for the upcoming games, I created an Olympic fact printable. As I scoured the internet for fun facts, and couldn’t help but be amazed. Have you ever wondered why Olympic rings are blue, yellow, black green and red? or Who the youngest/oldest athlete was to compete in a games? Find the answers to these questions and so many more in our fun Olympic Paper Chain Countdown.
Paper Chains are a classic kids craft and the perfect way to create a little excitement around an upcoming event. We turned this classic paper chain countdown into a simple Olympic learning tool.
Each Day the kids will remove a ring and discover a fun Olympic fact. My kids can’t wait to tear off the first fact. I was giggling as they were putting the paper chain together. They were careful not to read the paper strips, so they did not spoil the surprise. I love my kiddos:)
- 1 sheet of each color of paper (Blue, yellow, black, green and red)
- Stapler or tape (you choose)
- Printable Olympic Facts PDF
We were able to print on all the colors except black. We ended up printing on white paper and then gluing it to the black strips. I thought about writing on the black paper in white ink, but well let just say I wanted to finish the project. So yes I settled on white paper, but it turned out OK. I would love to hear if you have any suggestions. Clearly I’m not loving the white paper inside the black circle.
Each page contains 5 Olympic facts with a total of 25 days. Simply cut on the lines provided, which will result in 5 blue strips, 5 yellow strips, 5 black, 5 green and finally 5 red strips. Have the kiddos staple the paper strips together to make a chain. You can encourage patterning by having then follow the pattern of the Olympic rings.
Ready for a sneak peek of a few of the questions?
Which 3 continents have not held an Olympic games as of 2014?
What year was the first Winter Olympic games held?
What is the warmest city to ever host the winter Olympics?
If you want to find the answers, you can either
a) Google them like me
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