Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Olympic Party Games Fun Challenges for Kids & Adults

With the London Summer Olympics soon to begin we were trying to determine games that could be played at an Summer Olympic themed party.
Some games would work for an Olympic Birthday Party and others could be played between commercial while watching Olympic events.

These party game ideas and activities can easily be adjusted for your family gathering or party.

1. Mini-Decathlon or Olympic Challenge
The Decathlon is a track and field event made up of 10 Track and Field events. Host a Mini-Decathlon or Olympic Challenge of 5, 7 or more of the events and give out 5 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd place. Then keep a master sheet and tally us the scores at the end and announce who wins the Gold, Silver and Bronze metals.

Events: Race from one end of the yard and back (100 meter dash), Standing long jump (Long jump), Toss a tennis ball shot put style (Shot put), Create an obstacle course as an event and then get creative with hitting targets, adding a swim race, sack race, basketball shooting from a specific spot or mix in other Olympic challenges.

2. Basketball
Rather than Team play Olympic Horse where each player takes a turn shooting from one spot. If the player makes the shot (they don't get a any letters) however if they miss it they get a letter. Instead of spelling out H-O-R-S-E spell out L-O-N-D-O-N.

3. Gymnastic Challenge Activity
Gymnastics is fun to watch and a fun activity too. Create your own Gymnastics Camp that involves learning gymnastics. Have kids do cartwheels, somersaults, creative dancing and create their own floor routine. (I would avoid flips and any dangerous moves, keep it simple and safe.) Place a long 4 inch wide board on the ground and have the kids practice balancing and staying on the board. Make a game of it and have them catch a ball while staying on the board. Get ribbons and do ribbon dancing, just watch the games and get creative and be safe.

FYI - I wouldn't score these events, but rather make it a fun activity.

Olympic Bingo4. Olympic Bingo
Enjoy watching the Olympic Events, but not a fan of waiting for the event to begin. Well play Olympic Bingo while you wait. This is a fun way to pass the time and learn about both summer and winter Olympic events and maybe see if the kids know the difference. This is a printable bingo game and just takes minutes to print and start playing.

Plus you can Personalize this Bingo game for your Party or Family Events. Play once or throughout the Olympic games.

5. Pool Games
If you have a large pool, then the kids can do individual races based on a specific swimming stroke, form teams and do relay, get goals and play water polo, water basketball or water volleyball.

Remember the Olympic Games are just that Games and most events can be replicated or altered for a party or outdoor activity. Just get create, have fun and be safe.

FYI - We hope to have an Olympic Game page up and Olympic Trivia Games on Party Game Ideas soon so be sure to check it out.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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1 comment:

Frances said...

Infusing the Olympics theme is definitely one of those fun birthday party ideas both for kids and adults out there.