I am normally not a sportsy person. Case in point: my husband once wanted to keep a surprise visit a secret from me, so he named that conversation group in his phone “The Sports Group” to ensure that I wouldn’t get curious and look into things. This still makes me chuckle to this day.
Despite my usual lack of interest in most sports, I LOVE the Olympics. Like, really LOVE them. It’s just so exciting seeing athletes from all over the world, 206 countries this year to be exact, gather together and give it their all. As many of you know, I have a background in ballet, so I think there’s something about the dedication and sacrifice of these athletes that I vibe with. It gets me all weepy thinking about it all!
I think the Olympics also give us an amazing opportunity to invite our “little global citizens” into a conversation and an experience in global perspectives and belonging. The Olympics allow them to feel connected with the rest of the world and even proud of the places they have called home. This incredible global event gives them context for the wide world and their place in it.
Scroll down for a super fun, interactive guide to the Olympics for Little Global Citizens. It’s simply a double-sided print out and it allows our little learners to engage with this global event in creative ways! 🙂
+ The five rings of the Olympics emblem represent the five major continents involved in the Games!
+The motto for the Olympics is: Citius, Altius, Fortius which means, “Faster, Higher, Stronger.”
+There’s an anthem called the Olympic Hymn that was first sung at the Olympics in 1896!
+This year, there are 206 countries competing in the Tokyo Summer Olympics!