I am excited about the Summer Olympics (just check out my Olympic Fun Pinterest Board!). This is the first time the girls can appreciate what it is & watch the games. To introduce them to the entire concept we spent some time online. I showed them the Olympic Rings and we discussed what they symbolized and took a peek at this years posters (they weren't too impressed).
I wanted to make something symbolizing the games that we could display at home but I wasn't in the mood for a huge mess or fuss. Yes, I have those days too. Lots of them actually!
I had decided we would recreate the rings - short, simple & minimal fuss. The girls decided that was "boring" and quickly vetoed my idea. It was 2 against 1. I held firm telling them if they wanted to do something different they would have to come up with the idea themselves. No problem, Mom.
After a few minutes the Oldest Diva excitedly yells that she has the "perfect" idea - let's paint a flag inside the rings, Mom. The American flag.
I couldn't help but smile. It was a good idea.
We got to work.
What We Used:
What We Did:
1. We used plastic snack bowl lids to make our circles.
2. Let circles dry.
3. Using watercolors, we painted the blue circle blue and added red stripes to the rest to represent the American flag.
5. Using a white crayon, we drew some stars onto the blue circle.
We had our Olympic Rings & the American Flag.
We will proudly display this during the Olympic Summer Games!