Do you love the Olympics? I LOVE the Olympics! In the last few days I have been thinking about how excited I am for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The games will be held Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 21. One of the reasons for my excitement this year is that my kids are now old enough to start enjoying the games with me and I am super excited about that. I have so many fond childhood memories of the Olympics, a few of which include the the McDonald’s Olympic game cards to watching the amazing Mary Lou Retton win the gold and hoping that she would marry one of my uncles. I am excited to do some things at the beginning of the summer to help my kids Get Ready and Get Set for a the excitement of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Here are 5 fun family activities that you can do to help your family get ready and get set for August 5!
Watch the Olympic Trials
We have enjoyed the watching the swimming and diving trials in the last few days and we are excited to witness more of the competitions that are coming. To see what the NBC schedule is for the Olympic Trials click here.
Watch highlights from past Olympics
Here are a couple of my favorite.
Here is a great list of inspiring Olympic moments.
Go to an Olympic Village
To find the closest Olympic Village to you click here.
I live about 40 minutes from the Utah Olympic Village. Click here to see some of the great events that they have throughout the year.
Watch movies about Olympians
Here are a couple of our family favorites.
Host your own Family Summer Olympics
Here are some great websites that have some different and fun ways to host your own Olympic Games.
Summer Family Fun: Host Your Own Olympic Games for the Kids
I hope you all have fun as you Get Ready and Get Set for the 2016 Summer Olympics.