This year Mommy is planning a bit early, in hopes, to keep things just as fun but a bit safer! Today, we watched the Torchbearers run, zip line, repel and, walk with the torch. You can watch the live feed, highlights of each day and the weekly highlights HERE. It is a great learning experience. We have seen children, adults, and senior citizens carry the torch. We have seen those with one leg, two legs and no legs carry the torch. We have talked about the Olympics and Para Olympics. We have seen the torch go on land, sky and sea. It is pretty amazing. The kids have really enjoyed it!
Since we are at Grandma and Grandpa's house this week, I have recruited Grandma into the Olympic projects. Little did I know Grandma enjoyed the projects more than everyone and was the last one doing the project far after everyone else had left the table!
Olympic Project #1 Make an Olympic Torch
Step 1: Place Paper Towel Tube on top of a sheet of Tin Foil.
Step 2: Wrap Tin Foil around the Tube.
Step 3: Crease the top a bit, leaving an opening for the flames to go in. Lil Buddy creased it a bit too much but it worked great! Twist the bottom to resemble a torch.
Step 4: Cut your sheets of Tissue Paper into 4 Rectangles. Fold them in half.
Step 5: After folding the tissue paper in half and twist the folded side.
Step 6: Insert the flames into the top of the Tinfoil Torch.
Voila! All done! I think Grandma had more fun than the kiddos!
It is a Torch not a sword, Lil Buddy! Heads up Grandma!
We will be using these the day the Torch is lit at the Opening Ceremony
for the Olympics for our Family Olympic Ceremony!