momstown moms and kids are gearing up for an exciting season of watching and role playing all things about the Olympics! You can get active and have fun while you do some Olympic crafts, finding these 25 teachable moments, learn some Olympic trivia and history and even make the Olympic flag 5 different ways!
Toddlers and Preschoolers:
Lola The Mermaid and The Splish Splash Olympics. A Beautiful Kid's Picture Book by Lily Lexington
Follow Lola the Mermaid with beautiful illustrations in her quest to win the gold medal for diving in the Splish Splash Olympics. Will she win the gold medal? Discover what happens in this fun tale.
G is for Gold Medal: An Olympic Alphabet by Brad Herzog
From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports.
Puckster Goes To The Olympics by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Puckster is Hockey Canada''s lovable mascot and this polar bear knows everything there is to know about hockey. In Puckster Goes to the Olympics, Puckster has been selected to act as Team Canada''s stick boy at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Readers follow all the action and adventure of an Olympic tournament as Puckster plays along with NHL superstars Sidney Crosby, Rick Nash, Jonathon Toews, and more!
Panda Goes to the Olympics: Animalympics by Judith Simanovsky
This story is about a Giant Panda who loves to watch athletic events on TV. She decides that she wants to become a runner! Pandas aren't normally good runners, so she has to work very hard to improve her running skills. Her parents are very worried about her because she's always out of breath. She realizes that she's not really cut out for long-distance running, but then her dad tells her that they're looking for Olympic mascots. The little panda applies and gets the job! Now she can be part of the Olympics!
Hour of the Olympics: Book 16 (Magic Tree House)
No girls allowed at the Olympic Games! That''s the rule when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to ancient Greece. But when Annie tells jack to go to the games without her, he knows she''s up to something. Will Annie find a way to see the games? Or will she get herself-and Jack-into Olympic-size trouble?
Geronimo Stilton #10: Geronimo Stilton Saves the Olympics
Athens, Greece: the first Olympic Games are about to take place, and the Pirate Cats have traveled back in time to enter the competition. The fiendish felines plan to win as many events as they can, and become legendary athletes. But these cats aren't exactly in playing shape! In order to gain an edge, they bring all sorts of modern-age sports gear to improve their odds of winning. It's up to Geronimo and the gang to foil their scheme and save history.
When Granny Won Olympic Gold poems chosen by Graham Denton
A lively collection of poetry for 8-12 year olds. It includes plenty of humorous rhymes along with some moving and thought-provoking poems, and features all kinds of writing styles – from haiku to limericks. A collection of medal-winning sports poems that children will love.