My children were really eager to get the paints out so I thought we could do a little activity related to the Olympics.
Pierre de Coubertin set up modern day Olympics. He had travelled the world and decided it would be a good idea to bring all the countries together to compete in sports based on the Olympic festival held in ancient Greece. He made the Olympic symbol after seeing a similar symbol on a artifact from ancient Greece.
I put blobs of paint the colours of the Olympic rings on some newspaper and explained to them that each colour represents a different part of the world. The colours of all the nations flags.
We dipped kitchen paper rolls into the paint and stamped rings all over our paper. I explained that the interlocking rings in the Olympic symbol represent the friendship between all the countries.