We love, love, love the Olympics around here. When I was growing up, my mom was craaaazy for the Olympics! The TV was on all day long and I now enjoy being that mom with my girls. My winter faves are figure skating and hockey. I thought it would be fun to get the girls involved this year.
I found a blog that had a list of all the most winning countries for the winter Olympics, so I printed that out and cut those up. I made a score sheet in Microsoft Word that we can keep track of our countries and what medals they won, gold, silver or bronze. I had Rachel fold up the pieces of paper and throw them in a bowl and we each choose 2 pieces of paper. Those are our teams to watch for the next 2 weeks. Who ever wins the most medals wins. I think I'll just do cash or something simple. I did not put USA in, as we usually go away with the most medals, so it wouldn't be fair.
Pssst, I got Canada and Switzerland....woot woot!
The youngins wanted to make a craft, so I cut out the bowl part of some styrofoam bowls I had on hand and they painted them the Olympic ring colors. It really didn't turn out so well, I guess paint doesn't stick on styrofoam. Who knew?
Oh well, it was fun anyway. I took some cookie dough out of the freezer that I had left over from Christmas so that Alayna and I can make Olympic ring cookies tomorrow. She's been begging to make cookies.
Go USA! And Canada and Switzerland...