The Play Forum is a collection of voices from parents and people in the toy and children’s entertainment industries. Read what’s on their minds, and join the conversation.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are upon us!
Athletes from all across the globe have arrived in Sochi to compete in the most thrilling sporting events ever performed on ice and snow. While it’s always fun to gather ‘round the TV and watch with your family, this year why not get everyone a little more engaged? Meredith Sinclair visited the Today show this morning to share some simple and fun ways to help you hold a winter games right in your own backyard or family room.
The Opening Ceremonies begin tonight, and we’ve got you covered from start to finish. On your mark…get set…PLAY!
Before the Games
To get the kids excited to participate in their own family Olympics, split everyone into different teams/countries and create team T-shirts. Use a crafting kit or stencils and fabric paint to design T-shirts so everyone has a team uniform ahead of the actual games.
Once the team T-shirts are created, use these printable flag coloring pages of all the participating countries to hang up as a garland for the games. Include a big globe or world map nearby to help you and your family talk about and discover where all of the athletes are coming from.
Use the special promo code “Today” on FranklinSports.com to receive 20% off your purchase; offer valid through March 31, 2014.
After the Games
After your own version of the Olympic Games is over, create your very own “Winners’ Ceremony” by creating a winners’ podium using items from around your house and a blanket or tablecloth to drape over the items.
For this particular podium we used a trash can, Tupperware container, and a step stool. Have the kids cut out and decorate a 1, 2, and 3 to place on the front and you’re all set! Announce the winners and award them with a medal from any local party store, and for an extra touch, have them hold up a bouquet of real or fake flowers as their very own Olympic torch.
Action Figures, Activity Toys, App Accessories for Kids, App Toys, Arts & Crafts, Back to School, English-Spanish Bilingual Toys, Birthday Party Activities, Boys Toys, Collectible Toys, Construction Toys, Dolls, Dress Up Toys, Eco-Friendly Toys, Educational Toys, Games, Girls Toys, Goody Bags Items, Kids' Rooms, Music Toys, Outdoor Toys, Pool Toys, Pop Culture & Collectibles, Preschool Toys, Puppets, Puzzles, Radio Control Toys, Riding Toys, Role Play Toys, Science Toys, Seasonal Toys, Special Needs, Sports Toys, Stuffed Animals, Tech Toys, Toy Cars, Toy Trains, Toy Trucks, Travel Toys, Water Toys
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Frozen, Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Maleficent, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Muppets Most Wanted, Planes: Fire And Rescue, Rio 2, RoboCop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers: Age of Extinction
© aNb Media 2008 – 2014