Sunday, 11 September 2016

Olympics Lesson - Part 2: Foil Athletes

Part two of our Olympic Lesson concentrated on what the Olympics is all about - the athletes.  I had children in Prep - Grade 5 doing this lesson.

I did a very similar lesson to this 2 years ago when the Winter Olympics were on and the children so LOVED it....So I thought it would be easy to replicate for the Summer Olympics.

I just love how this lesson really brings out the children's creativity.  I put out lots of loose parts for them to choose from to create the accessories and then left them too it!

What you need:
  • Tin foil
  • Glue gun, normal glue and sticky tape
  • Loose Parts
  • Cardboard
  • Coloured paper or paint

How to:
  • Demonstrate how to make a foil figure (click here for my previous post on how to do this)
  • Ask the children to decide which athelete it is and put it in a pose
  • Use the loose parts to add things like weights (weighlifter), beam (gymnast), sword (fencing), basketball & hoop (basketball), oars (canoing) etc etc.
  • They could also use the cardboard to add a floor (eg gym mat, running track, basketball court etc) 
  • I asked them to try and stick together using glue and sticky tape yet I was also ready with a hot glue gun to stick down any bits that wouldn't stay with those methods.

The Results:

Here are a few I captured - these children are so creative!


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