There are only a few weeks left to go until the world’s biggest sporting event takes place – The London Olympics! Children from around the world are finding fun and exciting ways to keep active and feel as though they are taking part in the official games and on Monday 25th of June London 2012 World Sports Day takes place!
Presented by Llyods TSB the aim of this fantastic event is for your children to get involved at their school or community by celebrating the athletes and different cultures of the teams from the Olympics and Paralympic sport. You can take part by getting your school or local area to join the mass for a fun filled sporting day with everything from Bollywood dancing, creating different national flags, taking part in different sports and much more.
You can take part by reading and watching some of the great articles and videos which have been launched to give you great tips and ideas for planning your own Olympic party – You can even learn the official Mascot Dance….if you want!
Don’t miss out on all the fun – get your school involved by ordering the free event pack which contains the branded stickers and posters for you to decorate with, why not host your very own opening ceremony, learn different languages, cook different food from all around the world and of course sample them!.
Helping to encourage young children to be more active, the world sports day wil help teach children about different cultures, become more interactive and about being a team player. Don’t forget to invite parents and other people in the local community to this great day out, you can do this by printing off the official invitation from the London 2012 website here: Official London 2012 Website
Delivered by the Youth Sport Trust across the UK and by sportscotland in Scotland the World sports day really will be something to kick start the amazing Olympics-so get your own mascot ready, pick your team and join thousands of children around the world for a huge sporting day of fun!
Don’t forget to take your camera and take snaps from the day and post them online to show others from around the world how you took part in World Sports Day!
5 Ways for your child to get involved:
Here are five different ways you can get your child involved with the special word sports day on June 25th 2012:
- Take part in a sporting competition – whether that’s running, skipping or just plain old egg and spoon race. Take part and become a team player!
- Learn a different language
- Try to make and taste different foods from around the world
- Host your very own Opening ceremony
- Create Mascots, design National flags and learn the official Mascot dance!
Sport and Activity ideas for June 25th World Sports Day
Below we have put together some great competition ideas for children to take part in;
- Hula Hoop Competition
- Skipping race
- Hop, Skip and Jump
- Musical Chairs
- Football, Hockey, Rounders game
If you have any great ideas for schools, local events or even at home send us them in below via our comments box!