Monday, February 10, 2014

The Olympic Torch

I wanted to mark the event of this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia with a special activity in the classroom.  Thanks to Trillium Montessori's wonderful resources, I was able to introduce the children to this topic using the Olympic cards found here.  We talked about the Olympic torch as a symbol of the games and the following craft was introduced (another super idea from Trillium Montessori!):

Olympic Torch materials:  brown paper with torch outline, black paper, pencil, scissors, pieces of tissue paper, glue, brush.  (I purposefully chose to use my Russian dish set to house the materials… )  :-)

After cutting out the torch outline, pieces of the tissue paper are glued to make flames.

This activity has certainly generated lots of excitement about the Olympics!

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