Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mom's Club Olympics

My ward has the most awesome Mom's Club. I've heard stories about other wards, and I'm so grateful that I live amongst women who consistently uplift me, serve me, and welcome me. Last year we just met at a local park every Wednesday. It was especially good for me to have something scheduled to get me out of the house. I was pregnant and just realizing how easy it is to become a hermit when you become a stay-at-home-mom.

This year someone thought it would be fun to plan some different activities so the older kids that were out of school for the summer would have more fun. So a few of us divided up the days so we would each plan one activity per month.

Hopefully I'll get around to blogging about the other activities soon, but this week I planned a little Olympics to coincide with the fabulous Summer Olympics going on right now. I kept things pretty simple.

We did some track and field... sprints & (imaginary) hurdles:

(I'm not sure why Harvey is on the ground..?)

And the long jump:

And a shot put... using shoes (This was hilarious to watch. Can you see the little shoes at the top of the pics?):
We did some gymnastics (cartwheels, somersaults, and handstands), although I didn't get any pictures. After all of the "events" we headed back to the pavilion. I had paper, tape, and crayons for the kids to make their own flag. They turned out so cute!

(For instructions on how to make a flag out of one sheet of 8.5x11 paper and a piece of tape, check out this post by The Chocolate Muffin Tree.)

Then we had awards and treats. I made Olympic Torches (inspired by A Small Snippet), and Oreo Gold Metals (inspired by Mirabelle Creations).

I didn't want to spend a ton of money on the Fruit by the Foot for the medals, so I found these Rips Whips instead for only a couple bucks. And bonus - they came in Olympics colors!

(I copied the wording for the tag from Little Birdie Secrets). The kids loved them. And some even wore them around their neck!

Simple... and fun. The recipe for a great Mom's Club activity.


  1. It WAS a great activity! Thanks again! Do you mind if I copy some of these pictures?

  2. This was way fun. You were great at getting them all involved. I love the olympics and now my kids think it fun too. I have been wanting air popped popcorn all weekend. It was very yummy.
    Very fun and thanks for being so creative.


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