Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Olympic Rings

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. 

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