Put those loo rolls to good use with this fun Olympic ring printing activity for younger kids! Any sort of printing is great fun for younger children, and watching the rings form into the Olympic symbol is satisfying.
Get your children interested and involved in the Olympics with our growing collection of Olympic crafts - original, easy and fun to do! We've also got plenty of ideas for patriotic crafts which you can use to decorate your classroom and homes...
Recycle some cardboard tubes to make this fun Olympic rings craft with the children. Lots of fun, messy painting involved!
Kids can get creative with this felt Olympic flag craft - and the finished flag looks great out on display! For younger children, prepare the felt in advance and turn this into a sticking activity.
Here's a felted medal craft to do with the kids, that results in a safe medal that all ages can wear with pride! Perfect for the Olympics, of course, and a good excuse to practise some simple sewing skills.
Use wool roving and plain white felt to make your own felted Olympic rings. Please note that felting needles are extremely sharp and children will need to be very well supervised in this activity, which is more appropriate for older children!
This foam medal craft is perfect for younger kids, perhaps for the Olympics or sports day. It's a simple craft, appropriate for large groups of younger children.
Making medals with air-drying clay or playdough is a great hands-on activity for the kids! Shelly has written about the fun her son had making his own medals during the Tokyo Olympics in this guest post.
Kids can get messy with this fun handprint Olympic rings craft - perfect for even the youngest children during the Olympic Games!
At the ancient Olympic games, winners were usually awarded with a crown made of olive leaves. We've made our own winner's crown with green paper, and it's fabulous!
Here is a quick and easy way to make your own "gold" medal for the Olympic games! Make sure the kids don't eat the bread, though! Unfortunately this was one of our earlier crafts and the photo is very poor quality and small, but you can see that Jack wore his gold medal proudly!
The Olympic torch is a widely-recognised symbol of the Olympic games with its origins going back to Ancient Greece, when a fire was kept burning throughout the games.
These pretty medals will take pride of place at your own Olympic Games - or perhaps you can make them with the kids to hand out as an "award" for extra special behavior.
You can use this medal chart to keep track of the top scoring countries (in which case you will need to print out the appropriate flags). However, we think it works better if you choose 5 or 6 "favourite" countries and track their progress through the Olympic Games.
Who would have guessed that this wonderful gold medal -a perfect for the Olympics – is made out of polystyrene pizza bases! This is a great craft to do with a range of ages as you can keep it very simple with younger kids or let older kids get very elaborate indeed.
Here's an idea for making an Olympic Ring Hoopla game with the kids - it's fun to make and fun to play too, and you could even turn it into a family Olympic event...
This Olympic ring paper chain is a fun way to decorate the classroom or home and get into the Olympic spirit! Cut the strips in advance for the youngest kids.
Here's an Olympic Rings Fuse Bead Pattern that children can copy. It makes a great badge or magnet. We used a large square for the base. You will need beads in the Olympic colours: blue, yellow, black, green and red, plus lots of white beads for the background.
Paper cutting is an ancient Chinese craft and paper cuts are often very intricate. They are used for decoration and regarded as good luck. Here is a clever idea for making your own Olympic Rings paper cut, designed specially for the Beijing Olympic games but still fun to try now.
Sarah has come up with another idea for an Olympics craft, using recycled polystyrene, finger painting and your felt tip pens. It looks great for an Olympics display...
This transparent version of the Olympic rings symbol looks striking displayed in the window, and is a great activity for learning colours and practising cutting, too.
This Olympic craft idea can be adapted to suit the age of your kids. We've used an old painting technique to create the dramatic background, and cut out a fairly detailed silhouette of athletes carrying their country's flag.
Have some fun with this clever origami Olympic rings craft for kids - with help even the youngest children will be able to do it!
This simple craft makes a colourful wall display and provides an opportunity for youngsters to practise cutting skills and colour recognition.
Get even the youngest kids involved with this simple collage craft of the Olympic rings. But it is also an excellent craft for illustrating how the rings interlink and their relationship to each other.