A few weeks ago, we watched the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremonies on TV. I took this opportunity to teach the kids about the Olympics since it only happens once every four years. We read a book from the series Magic Tree House about the Olympics and studied its fact book too. Then we did a lapbook together.
My daughter even created her original design of an olympic emblem! As a culminating activity, we did several activities at home just like the olympic games!
We did sprint.
In the end, we had medal tallying and each participant received their own medal too.