Olympic Games

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!

"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

Tokyo 2020 / Tokyo 2021!

Are you ready for the sporting event of the year? It may be a year late, and it may be a quieter event than normal with no spectators allowed, but that doesn't mean that the Summer Olympics will be any less exciting and I'm sure we will all be glued to our tellies to watch our country's teams take part - and win medals! The Tokyo Olympics will run from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.

As always, Activity Village has a huge collection of activities that you can use to get the kids interested and involved. Choose from general Olympic colouring pages, learning resources and fun printables, drill down to find your child's favourite sports, use the occasion to study the Ancient Olympics, or print out flags and decorate the house / classroom to support your athletes! There is something for everyone below.

And of course, the Tokyo Olympics are a great excuse to learn a little bit more about Japan and Japanese culture, too.

The Olympic Rings outside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Rings outside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Our Summer Olympic Activities

Learn about the modern Olympic Games, enjoy colouring pages and puzzles and fun printables, or try some Olympic themed crafts and recipes!

What do you know about the modern Olympic Games? We've compiled a short history and pulled...

We hope you enjoy our Olympics colouring pages, for all ages of children! Explore our collection...

Lots NEW! Turn the printer on, get the kids in gear for some serious supporting, and explore our...

Lots NEW! Here is our collection of Olympic Games puzzles to print and enjoy with your children...

Lots NEW! Our Olympic Games worksheets and learning resources are designed to interest children...

Get your children interested and involved in the Olympics with our growing collection of Olympic...
If you are holding your own Olympic Games event at home, or just want to get the kids more...

One way to get kids interested in the Olympic Games is to host your own Olympic Games event. We...

Famous Olympians

We've picked some famous Olympians from the past, from all over the world, and created a range of resources for each. There are amazing stories to inspire... and some familiar faces from the present as well as names that the children will probably not have heard of before.

We are thrilled to be bringing you this brand new collection of posters, colouring pages,...

This Year's Host - Tokyo, Japan

Learn a little about Japan - it's geography, culture, crafts and games - and enjoy a range of fun and learning activities for home or school.

Learning about different cultures is always a good thing, and the internet brings so many...

Support Your Country!

The Olympics are the perfect excuse to get patriotic, fly your flag and support your country - or go all out and fly everyone's flag! Or try one of our patriotic crafts, adapting it to your own country.

Whether you are looking for flag colouring pages, printable flags, flag jigsaws or flag crafts,...

Explore our growing collection of patriotic crafts for kids. We've got all sorts here - some...

Summer Olympic Sports

Follow along with all your favourite sporting events - or get the kids interested in something that catches their eye - with our collection of sports activities.

There are 4 sports this year that we haven't yet covered - Karate, Modern Pentathlon, Skateboarding, and Sport Climbing. Check back soon for those!

Archery is an ancient sport, going back many thousands of years to around 10,000-9,000 BC. Used...

Athletics competitions date back to the Ancient Olympics in Greece. The term Athletics includes...

Badminton is a raquet sport played as a singles or doubles game in which the competitors hit the...

Baseball is of course one of America's favourite sports, but it is also growing in...

Basketball was invented in Massachusetts, in the USA, in the late 19th century. A PE instructor...

Boxing was a sport in the Ancient Olympic Games, and it is still one of the sports in the...

Have you paddled your own canoe? Once you've learned to stay upright and master the trick,...

Who doesn't remember that wonderful feeling the first time you ride your bike without...

Competitive diving is one of the most popular sports at the Summer...

There are various equestrian events at the Summer Olympics which...

Fencing is one of the Summer Olympics sporting events and many...

Hockey is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players. Players use a hockey stick...

Children the world over are passionate about soccer (football), whether they are playing...

Whether your child is showing an early interest in taking up golf or you are looking for an...

Kids who are getting started out with gymnastics might enjoy our colouring pages showing some of...

Handball is a team sport, and is part of the Summer Olympics. Two teams of seven players each (...

Judo is one of the martial arts, created in Japan in the late 19th century and now a sport which...

Whether you row for fun, or row for sport, or row to get fit, there's no doubt that rowing...

Rugby union, known as rugby, is a contact team sport invented in England early in the 19th...

Do the kids love sailing? Here's a collection of sailing resources that they can enjoy - for...

Shooting will be one of the sports in the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Scroll down for a...

Did you know that surfing originated in the Polynesian islands many years ago? Surfing became...

Whether your children swim competitively or just for fun, whether they are accomplished swimmers...

Did you know that table tennis originated in England in the late 19th century as an after dinner...

Taekwondo was developed in Korea in the 1940s as a martial art and is now a combat sport which...

Tennis is a wonderful sport for kids. Quite apart from the physical benefits (fitness,...

Triathlon events were invented in the 1970s. As the name suggests, three sports are combined in...

Did you know that the earliest version of volleyball was called "mintonette"? It was...

Water polo is a fast-moving team sport which has recently been included in the Summer Olympics....

Weightlifting is a sport in the Summer Olymipcs. Contestants - both men and women - attempt two...

If the kids are wrestling fans, or you are looking at wrestling as part of a sporting event like...

Where Next?

The next host city for the Summer Olympics, due in 2024, is .... Paris!

Take a quick virtual trip to France with our Paris landmark colouring pages, story paper and...

Children colouring Olympic rings

The Ancient Olympics

How did it all start? Find out here!

Find out about the Ancient Olympics and enjoy our collection of learning resources, fun...

Winter Olympics

Which do you prefer - the Summer Olympics or the Winter Olympics? Both are exciting and inspiring for children. Here we cover the Winter Olympic event and sports. Next stop Beijing in February 2022!

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as...

More Ideas...

Why not pick one of the competing countries and learn something about it from our Around the World section? Or choose a sport for a deep dive?

Take a trip Around the World with Activity Village and explore continents and countries in far...

Whether your children are interested in summer sports or winter sports, team sports or solo...

Olympic Medals - Gold, Silver, Bronze

 

"Swifter, Higher, Stronger"
Official Olympic Motto

 

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