Olympic Games

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well."
Olympic Creed 

The Olympic Games, both summer and winter, are a wonderful opportunity to get the kids excited about sport, friendly competition, national pride and counting medals!

Brazil for Kids
The next Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. It will be the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. We will be updating Activity Village with a host of activities for the Rio de Janeiro Games nearer the time!
Brazil for Kids

In 2012 London had the great privilege of being host to the Summer Olympic games for the third time in its history - the previous occasions being 1908 and 1948. London has been the only city ever to host three Olympic Games! A new 200 acre "Olympic Park" was been built in Stratford, East London, and many existing London facilities, such as Wembley Stadium, were used. Many of us were lucky enough to visit the Games, meet the wonderful volunteers and watch some incredible sport. London did us proud! (You might want to explore our London theme).

Did you know that only three countries have competed in every summer Olympics? Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out which ones ...

Olympic Colouring Pages for Kids
We hope you enjoy our Olympics colouring pages, for all ages of children! Explore our collection of...
Olympic Printables for Kids
Turn the printer on, get the kids in gear for some serious supporting, and explore our huge (and...
Olympic Puzzles for Kids
Here is our collection of Olympic Games word searches to print and enjoy with your children. We...
Olympic Recipes
If you are holding your own Olympic Games event at home, or just want to get the kids more...
Olympic Worksheets
Our Olympic Games worksheets are designed to interest children in many different aspects of the...
Olympic Crafts for Kids
Get your children interested and involved in the Olympics with our growing collection of Olympic...
Famous Olympians
We are thrilled to be bringing you this brand new collection of posters, colouring pages,...
Winter Olympics Sochi 2014
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the...

All About The Olympic Games

What do your children want to know about the Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern? You'll find lots of information for children here in a question and answer format, including some printable worksheets which they can use to make the most of what they discover.
All About The Olympic Games

Related Ideas

The Olympics can be a great time to study the world! Why not:

  • Explore our Flags Theme for flag printables, colouring pages, jigsaws, notebooking pages and mini booklets on all the countries taking part in the Olympics
  • Try out some of our Patriotic Crafts with the kids

"Swifter, Higher, Stronger"
Official Olympic Motto

The three countries which have competed in every summer Olympic Games are Australia, Greece and Great Britain.