We are extremely excited about the 2012 London Summer Olympics at the Johnson house. Last month both Lucy and Paige were captivated by the Olympic trials (specifically the gymnastics) and we have been counting down to July 27th ever since.
Knowing we will be keeping an eye on the TV more than normal I have started to research some crafts that we can work on while watching the games. More research is needed. So far I have come up with taking a cup, wrapping it with tin foal, and stuffing it with yellow and orange paper to make a torch. The other project is painting paper plates the various colors of the Olympic rings and cutting them into circles.
I found this article, 6 Olympic Sports Your Kids Can Try. The article discusses archery, water polo, fencing, and water polo. It might be a couple years before our girls give any of those sports a try, but they have put in a couple years of preparation for a relatively new Olympic sport, the trampoline.
We hope you enjoy the games as much as we do. Here is a link to the schedule of events. Go team USA and with a Mary Lou Retton in our house we will be sure not to miss a minute!