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Friday, April 3

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Re-enacting the Traditional Greek Olympics (with a few extra events!)

At the end of each unit in our Ancient History curriculum, we get to do one big super-fun project!  For Ancient Greece, we got to plan out our own Olympic Day, complete with medals!  

The original Greek Olympics had five events :  javelin, discus, wrestling, foot race, and pentathalon.  We added Jello snarfling and Nerf gun sharp-shooting to round out our competition...  

Want to stage your own Olympics?  You'll want these resources!


Javelin Throw
An old flagpole made a perfect javelin!


Discus Toss
A frisbee...a discus....it's all the same shape!

Obstacle Course & Foot Races
Over the playground and through the woods...

Wrestling
Who had more fun here....Daddy, or the kids?

Jello Snarfling
I'm fairly certain this was the favorite event!


Nerf Gun Sharp-shooting
The cat kept running in front of the target....

If you want an easy way to make medals, we used old canning lids to make our medals.  Poke a hole through it, use some string, and you have a shiny, metal medal!  We made our own Greek scoreboard to keep track of the day's events.  While there was no clear cut winner, we all came out on top and had a fabulous afternoon!

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