Swifter, Higher, Stronger — Olympic Fun for Kids

 

Help children spread vanilla icing over five vanilla wafers. Then use colored sprinkles to make the five olympic rings: red, green, blue, yellow, and black. (Tip: Before adding the bling, place wafers in a cookie sheet for easy clean-up.  Also, make one cookie at a time…as the icing dries quickly and then sprinkles won’t stick.)

Show children pictures of the Olympic rings and talk about the Olympic motto: “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” which means “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.”

Be sure to burn off all that sugar by running (swifter), jumping (higher), and playing tug of war or lifting weights (stronger). Use canned goods in the pantry if you don’t have small weights for kids.

If you prefer a sugar-free alternative, use the end of a cardboard tube (from paper towels) to stamp the Olympic rings on a white sheet of paper with the five colors of paint (red, green, blue, yellow, and black). Tape the paper to a straw or dowel for a child-sized Olympic flag.

 Happy Day!

j

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