Commonwealth and Olympic Games Activities for Children in ECE

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running raceThis article gives essential information and many different tried and proven ideas for celebrating, enjoying, and teaching about either the Commonwealth Games or the Olympics that you could implement with any child or group of children.

Involving children in the Games is a perfect fit with the curriculum Whariki - focusing on wellbeing (physical and mental health), belonging, contribution (including good sportsmanship), communication, and exploration.

Children become inspired in seeing their heroes and following the achievements and stories of their own country’s representatives as well as those from other countries.

The event can be used as an opportunity for enabling children to learn about goal setting, what it takes to engage in a sport successfully, and about the world outside of where they live.  

 

Contents

1.  A little history lesson

2.  Information on your country's entry into the Games

3.  Some topics for discussion with children

4.  Ideas for getting ready for the Games

5.  Lots of different activity ideas, including art and craft, maths etc, and ways to follow the Games 

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