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!
- Design your own Olympic Medals
- Summer Olympics Lapbook
- Ancient Greece Lapbook
- Hour of the Olympics
- Greece & the Olympics
An old flagpole made a perfect javelin!
A frisbee...a discus....it's all the same shape!
Obstacle Course & Foot Races
Over the playground and through the woods...
Who had more fun here....Daddy, or the kids?
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!