My guys can't get enough of Olympic crafts and watching Olympic videos to gear up for Sochi this February. With weather outside, far too cold to go out, we were looking for some active indoor fun.
pillows to make a jumping pile
foam sheets or construction paper
paper to track score
1. Grab pillows from the couches and beds and make a huge pillow in your living room, playroom or basement (carpeting or play mats are great way to stay safe!).
2. Make score cards on foam sheets or construction paper (we used numbers 5-10). One number per side.
3. Make a running track or choose to jump onto the pillows from beside the pile for little ones.
4. Take turns jumping on the pillow pile or doing somersaults too! Moms, get in on the fun and try jumping too! Be sure to play some fun "Olympic-sounding" music.
5. The audience should hold up the "score" for each jump! Talk about the number and which is higher or lower. Older kids can track the scores and add them up! If it is only two of you, ask your child to score themselves! It's a great way to learn to equate higher numbers with the better performance. Ask your child to give mommy a score (my boys weren't too impressed with my jump!).