Commonwealth Games

Are you ready for yet another great sporting event? It's are a great way to get the kids excited about sports, learn about some other countries and cultures, practise record keeping and have some fun! The next Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, England, between 27th July to 7th August 2022. The Commonwealth Games are all about coming together, making new friends, enjoying sport and learning from each other - in fact they are often known as "the Friendly Games".

  • XXII - It will be the 22nd Commonwealth Games, in 2022!
  • 11 - exciting days of sports and events
  • 3 - third time England has hosted the Commonwealth Games
  • 6 - continents taking part
  • 53 - countries in the Commonwealth
  • 73 - Commonwealth nations and connected territories expected to take part
  • 5,000 - more than athletes expected to compete
  • 2.4 billion - people in the Commonwealth!
  • 800 - we will have well over 800 printable pages of Commonwealth Games activities to enjoy with the kids at Activity Village, including colouring pages, learn to draw activities, fun worksheets, puzzles and flag printables for all the countries taking part!

The Games will begin exactly 10 years after the London Olympics 2012 began! The slogan for the Birmingham games will be "Heart of the UK, Soul of the Commonwealth". There are 4 years to go .... #4YTG

Commonwealth Games Colouring Pages
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Commonwealth Games Printables
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Commonwealth Games Puzzles
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Commonwealth Games Worksheets
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Commonwealth Games Sports

Although all the sports for Birmingham 2022 haven't yet been announced, we've listed the 20 sports enjoyed in last year's Commonwealth Games and we've got lots for you to explore by clicking through to each sport's pages below.

Commonwealth Games sports activities
Just some of our Commonwealth Games sports activities

These are the core sports which are always part of each Commonwealth Games:

Commonwealth Games Competitors

You can find out a little about each of the nations and territories taking part by clicking the links below. And for each country coming to the Games, we also have a full set of flag printables - including flag bookmarks (some to colour), flag colouring page, flag booklet, notebooking page and jigsaw, as well as 3 or 4 different sizes of flag to print out and use in your projects. For some of the countries we also have extra activities such as crafts, colouring pages of landmarks, and map worksheets.

Countries of the Commonwealth Games - activiites at Activity Village
Nations and territories of the Commonwealth Games - a small sample of the activiites you can find here at Activity Village!

NB: This list is the nations and territories that took part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. We will update it as soon as we know who will be taking part in Birmingham 2022.

England - the Hosts!

Why not explore our England topic while you enjoy the Commonwealth Games! We will have more on Birmingham soon.


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