We are very excited about the Olympic opening ceremony in my house. I was leafing through my recipe collection searching for the elusive Olympic snack ideas that I had stashed away years ago. In the meantime, the kids had decided to get ready for the Olympics by making some decorations. They had out all the paints and asked me what the proper order was for the rings. My little one made a picture by tracing circles around the Laughing Cow cheese container and then painting them in the Olympic colors.
Next she created the painting with the Olympic torch bearer. The kids busily worked away from what we had in the craft box; cutting out circles to turn into medals and turning a popsicle stick into a torch. My oldest took an index card and filled in the lines to create a flag. I found some stickers to add for stars. We took a spin around the globe to locate the five continents represented by the Olympic rings.
We ran out to swim a few laps in the pool to warm up for our opening ceremony celebration. We concluded the day with Olympic swimmer Gertrude Ederle's biograpy. Her story of swimming the English Channel should inspire some gold star dreams.