It’s almost here.
When the best of the best from around the world meet in one place to compete for the ultimate accolade… an Olympic Medal.
You were invited to of course, but for whatever reason; maybe your invite got lost in the post or you could have accidentally been missed off the list; you aren’t in Rio.
You are here.
Never mind as we have a solution.
HOST YOUR OWN OLYMPIC GAMES! No seriously! Compete with your kids, your friends, your colleagues or whoever shows an interest. You can do it in your garden, on the beach or even in your living room on a wet day.
All you need is a few props, a bit of imagination and a winning spirit and your own Olympics will be better than the real thing. Promise.
Instead of reeling off a whole long list of alternative Olympic Events (there are 300 in the real thing!) we’ve just chosen a few of our favourites!
- Long Jump.
Who needs a living room rug when you can set up a long jump instead! All few coloured bits of tape or paper and away you go. We suggest that the winner get’s to do the vacuuming.
This one is brilliant. Bowls, straws and away you go! The little dude in the picture has clearly perfected his technique and we’re no doubt looking at a future star.
We like hurdles….. but we like limbo better! We’d suggest try jumping a few then limbo a few. Mix it up and let the fun ensue.
4. Balance Beam
Ok so this is harder than it looks. But if you are feeling adventurous maybe add a blind fold? Or a pit of crocodiles? Or burning coals? Or all of the above.
5. Balloon Tennis.
We’ve saved the best for last! Complete with fly swatter, balloon tennis has to beat real tennis hands down. Hours of fun to be had – just make sure you move all the breakables.
There you have it! Five family friendly Olympic Activities.