Back when I taught Kindergarten, I was obsessed with making fun hats for the kids on Fridays. So, as soon as I saw the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms debut on the Today Show, I had this vision of making these berets for my boys! Hats are just so fun to me! From the hat idea flowed other ideas for the Olympic Games and here we are! I hope ya’ll enjoy!!!!
Now on to the photo shoot!!!!! (Ralph Lauren designers..eat your heart out!)
My five-year old then turned the camera on ME!!!! That’s ok, I’m all about the hat!
We also made Olympic Crayons…
As you can see, some of the wax will leak–even with the brick. It’s ok, you’ll still have a beautiful Olympic ring in there!
For all the details on how I use old crayons to create something new, how to preheat the oven, etc…check out my “When Life Breaks Your Crayons” post.
We’ve also set up an ‘Olympic Wall’ in our school room! The Olympic Games are a great way to teach geography, culture, math, and vocabulary (aka football=soccer).
There you have it! We’re very excited about the Olympics in these parts! I hope you’ll do some or all of these activities too and get your kiddos pumped! If you make the beret…don’t forget to share a pic on my Facebook page HERE.