The 2016 Summer Olympics Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5th to 21st of August. This will be the very first Olympic Games in South America. A lot of people are very excited about this including you and your kids for sure. Moreover, this is a great time for your kids to enjoy sports by allowing them to do some sports activities that are fun and exciting. Provided in this article are examples of the Olympic Games for kids that you can organize together with your friends and their kids. The sports activities given below will let your children enjoy and appreciate sports more as well. Not only that, they can also learn some other values such as accepting the fact that in every game, there will always be winners and losers.
5 Indoor Olympic Games for Kids
Ping-pong precision pitch
This is a very easy game to play. Have party cups that are half-filled with water in three to five rows. Label them with scoring – giving the nearest cup the lowest score while the farthest one the highest score. Set a bucket of Ping-Pong balls and let them shoot the balls in the cups within the allotted time of 30 seconds. Furthermore, you can add double-points depending on the color of the ball that they managed to shoot. The team or the child with the highest score wins.
In this game, you need to pick a representative from each team and let them compete with hula-hoop endurance game. The kid who can keep the hoops spinning within the longest time period wins.
Donuts and chocolate
Donuts and chocolates can be perfect as rewards for the winners. However, they will also be great as part of your indoor Olympic Games for kids. Set a time limit and let them make medals out of donuts and yarn or gold rewards out of chocolates covered with golden foil.
Little Olympian Shirt
In this game, you’ll be able to test the creativity of the child. You can ask them to make their own design of the Olympic shirt and have them wear it afterwards.
Jack and the Beanstalk
This will be exciting because children will make their own beanstalk out of writing and coloring materials. After that, they can portray Jack as if they are walking or climbing on the beanstalk.
That seems so fun but if you think your children can do more, then you may also organize outdoor activities for them.
5 Outdoor Olympic Games for Kids
Synchronized snack toss
In this game, you need to divide players into two teams. Get a pair for each team and have them wear a shower cap with shaving cream. While the other teammates need to stand behind a rope or a tape that is line few steps away. They will try to throw cheese puffs into shaving cream. Their points will be counted according to the puffs they put on the shaving cream.
Beach ball race
This is a game for pool. Players need to move his or her beach ball from one side of the tool to the other using a spray from the water gun. The first one to reach the finish line wins the race.
DIY passing practice tarp
Cut out squares and paste them in a tarp. Line the edges of the squares with colorful tapes and make them with different score points. Let the children throw a ball in there and the player with the highest hits wins the game.
Backyard obstacle course
This is probably the most popular outdoor Olympic Games for kids. In this game, you need to set up obstacles in different stages. It can be a simple running game for the first part, climbing on the next part, eating on the last, or anything that you prefer to make it fun and adventurous for the kids. The team who finish the race early will win.
This can be a running challenge for kids with something to jump over. Whoever reached the finish line first shall be declared the winner.
During these fun activities, make sure that you recorded a video of your child taking part of the challenges. It will be a good memory to be treasured for him or her. You may actually use a mobile phone to record all of his or her games and then just simply edit them into one file afterwards.
How to edit recorded videos of the games
Export the video files using a Phone Manager
From your phone, you first need to transfer the files to the computer before editing. You may use Apowersoft Phone Manager. With this application, you can manage all your files in your phone.
To use it, simply download the application in your PC. Next, launch the Apowersoft Phone Manager and connect the phone on PC via USB cable. The tool will automatically detect the mobile phone. Once connected, click the “Videos” tab, click the Olympic activities for kids videos that you want to edit and simply click “Export” button. The files will then be saved on your computer.
Edit the files using a Video Editor
Once the file is ready on PC, you may use Apowersoft Video Editor. This tool will help you do a simple editing in few seconds.
Download the application on your computer first and then launch it. Next, click the “Import” button on the interface of the tool so that you may add the videos that you will edit. Once imported, drag the video to timeline to trim, crop, adjust effects, add subtitle, watermark and so on. If you need, you may add some lively background music to this video. Click “Create” button at last.
Those are the best activities that you may try to organize for your children. They will surely enjoy them together with their friends. Just do not forget to record a video so that he or she can still watch and remember the days even when he or she gets old.