3 ways to celebrate the Olympics with your kids
By Aimee Heckel
The world’s eyes are on the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Between watching the games on TV, here are a few other fun ways to celebrate the Olympics at home with your kids.
1. Make your own torch. Fire-free, of course. Spoonful.com has instructions on how to make an easy torch out of tissue paper, construction paper, an old paper towel tube and glue.
Looking for more Olympics DIY craft ideas? Here’s a link to more Olympics crafts on Pinterest, including adorable Olympics skiing clothespin dolls, inexpensive coffee filter rings and a paper mache globe.
2. Make Russian snacks and food to eat while watching the games one day this week. Here’s a list of authentic Russian recipes. Kids will love apple sharlotka. An easy starting point is the Yalta Fruit Salad. Or for something warmer, try the popular beet soup called Borsch. Decorate your table with homemade Russian flags or a mini Olympics scene.
For a special touch: Pick up some Russian nesting dolls at SkyMall.com. You can find all kinds of Russian nesting dolls here: Nutcracker themed, Christmas, fairy tale, birds, Santas, guardian angels, Cinderella, winter.
For something unique and right on cue for the Olympics, here are Russian nesting dolls representing Russian presidents and leaders.
3. Organize your own mini Olympics, whether in your household or among neighbors. Have your kids help you plan the contests. Think: jumping competitions, baton relays, sledding. Get creative. Why not hold a snowball-throwing contest? Or polish the hardwood floors, put on some socks and make up an indoor figure skating routine.
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