Tuesday 10 July 2012

TT - Olympics 2012

Todays Tuesdays Treasure is
in celebration of the upcoming

30th Olympic Games 

being hosted this July in London

This is a preliminary list of resources that I have found to explore the enormous world of the summer Olympic games. I am waiting on a few more books from the library and every day the list on Pinerest grows.  I know that some of you do not have a Pinterest so I have listed a few of the resources that I have found there.  
Rather than waiting till after we have completed our explorations and then sharing the resources after the Olympics I decided to share a few of interrest and let you choose something for your family.  If you know of any more sites or books that you LOVE then please share them in the comment section so I can add them in. I am especially interested in books for 6-10 year olds.

At the Library:

The books listed above are not all age appropriate for seven year olds.  I will pick and choose bits from each book to share with Sir N.

On Pinterest: 

These are just a few of the sites I have found via Pinterest.
I have not quiet settled on which Notebook pages we will be using but am looking over the above list.

 On YouTube

Sir N and I have enjoyed the first six clips on this list.

On the WWW

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
With The Olympic Flame In Nottingham June 28 2012 

Arial view of Torvill and Dean skate.

What will you be using to teach the Olympics with your children ?

Linking with: Favourite Resources over at Learning all the Time.


  1. Ohhhhh Chareen I cannot wait to go thru your list and share.........can you post your blog link on the 2012 London Olympic Homeschool Facebook Page......very exciting Cathy PS Love the videos too!

  2. Such a thorough list! Thanks for sharing this at Favorite Resources!
    You asked about books...do you know about the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne? There is one called The Hour of the Olympics and there is a non-fiction companion to that book called Ancient Greece and the Olympics.

    1. You are welcome Susan :)

      I haven't heard of the Magic Tree House books I will look for them at the library. Thanks for those titles

  3. Chareen, I feel like I just found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Yay! We just started our study of England and the Olympics. Today we are making a giant fruit tart that looks like the Olympic flag:)

    We found a downloadable unit study on the Olympics for $5.00 at unitstudy.com (Amanda Bennett) and also a free Olympics lapbook at the same site:) My girls are loving the Olympics (a DK Eyewitnesses book), by David Ballheimer. The photos are wonderful!

    1. You made me smile Jenn :) I am pleased you like the list. Check out my Pinterest board I have found a few more great sites :)

  4. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work! You just made my day a bit brighter!

    1. You are welcome Shelly ! and you made my heart smile :)


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