An Olympic unit study is a great way to add some excitement to learning. Today, I want to share some Montessori-inspired Olympic activities I found online.
Many activities have elements of Montessori. But I’ll share a number of Olympic activities I found that are posted by Montessorians or have quite a few Montessori principles included. I’ll be adding to this post throughout the Olympics, so be sure to come back! 🙂
Montessori-Inspired Olympic Activities
Montessori-Inspired Olympic Math Activities
Montessori-Inspired Olympic Opening Ceremony Activities (can be adapted for any Olympics)
Olympic Posts at Toddler Approved
Olympics for Kids: Color Sorting by Deirdre from JDaniel4’s Mom at Kids Activities Blog
Olympic Ring Treasure Hunt from NurtureStore
“Olympic” Ring Sort by Allison McDonald at Family Education
Olympic Pretzels from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Ring Cutting Activity Using Olympic Colors from 3 Dinosaurs
Teddy Bear Olympics – Maps and Flags from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
Olympics Activity Day from Homeschool Escapade
3 Olympic Ring Activities and Soccer Jersey Match and Dress-Up from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
Olympic Flag Festival and Global Games from The Pleasantest Thing
You’ll find many wonderful Olympic-related resources for character education in this roundup post at Bits of Positivity (my other blog): “Free Character Education Resources About Olympic and Paralympic Values.”
Montessori-Inspired Winter Olympics Activities
2010 Olympic Games Series, Part 1: History of the Olympics, 2010 Olympic Games Series, Part 2: Montessori Classroom Activity Guide, and 2010 Olympic Games Series: Part 3 – Cultural Olympiad from North American Montessori Center
Winter Olympic Flag Work from My Montessori Journey
Winter Olympics from Trillium Montessori
O is for Olympics Part 1 and Part 2 from Chestnut Grove Academy
Olympic Themed Activities for Kids from JDaniel4’s Mom
Free Montessori Winter Olympic 3-Part Cards and Other Winter Olympic Printables from Stephanie of Imagine Our Life (shared on the Imagine Our Life Facebook page)
My “Free Winter Sports Printables and Montessori-Inspired Winter Sports Activities” has lots of resources for any Winter Olympics.
Montessori-Inspired Summer Olympics Activities
My “Free Summer Sports Printables and Montessori-Inspired Summer Sports Activities” has lots of resources for any Summer Olympics.
Olympic Unit Study Pinterest Board
Olympic Unit Study Pinterest Board
I have an Olympic Unit Study Pinterest Board with LOTS of Olympic activities of all types and for all levels. I’m adding to it daily throughout the Olympics. Don’t miss it! And be sure to follow me on Pinterest if you’d like to learn about my new boards as they’re created and new posts as they’re pinned!
Are you planning some educational Olympic activities for this year’s Olympics?
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Wow thanks for the link to me again! I love all the ideas you have here!
My pleasure, Cassie … I’ve been loving your Olympic posts and free printables! 🙂
Thanks! Means a lot to me all you have done!
I’m glad I can help support you in the awesome work you do! 🙂
Jonay Pelluz says
Thanks, we just started to read about Montessori, and we love the method, we are looking for a school for our girls. Thanks for the info, the blog and the links!
Thanks so much, Jonay! Here’s a post with videos you might find helpful: https://livingmontessorinow.com/2010/05/20/how-to-choose-a-montessori-preschool-for-your-child/. Good luck in finding the perfect school for your girls! 🙂
Thanks so much for posting olympic themed ideas. I’m especially excited about the Pinterest board, as I have started my own, and yours looks a bit different from mind! I love sharing!
Thanks, Darci! I’m following you now! Happy Olympics! 🙂
JDaniel4's Mom says
Thank you for the mention! We had such fun with the pom pom activity! I love the other posts linked up too.
My pleasure … great activity! I think I’ve been loving (and pinning) all your Olympic activities! 🙂
Thanks for sharing our Olympic Pretzels! It was such a fun way to celebrate the Olympics as a family =-)
My pleasure, Beth … that’s such an awesome family activity (and so cool that your husband was involved in it, too)! 🙂
The Iowa Farmer's Wife says
Such a great round up (as always!) Love so many of the ideas here! Thank you for including 2 of our activities! I’ll be featuring this round up on The Sunday Showcase this week!
Thanks for your kind comment … and it’s my pleasure to include some of your great activities! And thanks so much for featuring my post in the Sunday Showcase … I’ll look forward to it! 🙂
Ooh I love the Olympic medal math and the ring treasure hunt. So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase. 🙂
Thanks so much, Allison! It was fun putting this together! Thanks for hosting Sunday Showcase. 🙂
Thanks for adding us to this awesome collection! My brain is on overload with all these great activities!
Jennifer Altman says
Hey Deb, thanks for featuring me! Just wanted to point out, however, part 1 is not linked correctly ;).