This past week,
the kiddos and I
(and some friends)
have begun getting ourselves in the
I hope to share several of these activities
over the next week,
so you too can get in an
After using the Russia PowerPoint
I read the kiddos
Corinne Demas Bliss.
We discussed how Sochi is located in Russia,
and how their culture will be a big influence
on the 2014 Winter Olympics.
I then discussed the trading pins
that people acquire at events of this nature.
My challenge for the kiddos was to
create their own swag
based upon images that will be used
during this Olympics.
I would have created a
with an Olympic emblem on it...
...but the kiddos were drawn to the other images
I had found on line and printed off
for them to look at.
(You can find several of these images,
such as the Sochi mascots and the pictograms
over on my Olympic Pinterest Board.)
The kiddos used colored pencils to trace
them onto Shinky Dink plastic sheets.
Then decorate their images using the colored pencils
and black permanent marker.
(Some of the kiddos created their own original images...)
We baked the sheet saccording to the package directions.
When they cooled down,
we used E6000 to glue pin backs on the images.
After they dried a bit...
...they kiddos now have their own
swag to wear...
...while watching the Olympics!