Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toddler Tuesday - Olympic Rings

Olympic fever has well and truly started in this household. I absolutely LOVE all things Olympics and it seems that Max has caught the bug too.

The first time I put on the Olympics rather than ABC for Kids he cracked it, but now he constantly asks me for the 'lympics and specifically the swimming.

My sister Jenny kicked off the Olympic crafts on the weekend when Max went over for a visit. Jen, Max and the girls made Olympic torches and medals. Max loves his medal and proudly announced the other day that 'those girls' (gold medal winning Australian swimmers) had a medal just like he did. Cute!!


Max and his adorable cousins. 


Max has also been doing lots of Olympic activities at daycare this week, so this afternoon I decided to keep the theme going and paint some Olympic rings with him.

This was a quick and simple craft, but it was absolutely perfect for Max because painting and cutting things up with scissors are two of his all time favourite things! I buy all my paint at the dollar store because we go through so much of it.

To make our Olympic rings Max painted 5 different paper plates. Knowing that we were going to be cutting the centre out of each I reminded him as he painted each plate to paint all the way to the edges.









Once all five plates were painted we left them to dry for about an hour.

When it was time to cut the centre out of each plate I honestly wasn't sure how we were going to go. Max loves to hack things apart with his scissors and isn't a big fan of letting me help him. I showed him what we were doing by cutting out the first plate and he was surprisingly good at working with me to do the rest. I started each plate and then held and turned the plates as he cut around the centre. They're not perfect, but Max was so proud that he managed to cut out circles :)



Next up we stuck the rings together with double sided tape and then hung them on the fridge. When Sean got home Max grabbed his hand and took him to the fridge saying 'look Dadda, we made the 'lympics!" He then counted out the five rings. I think he likes them!





  

A super easy craft, with a very happy toddler as the end result!


Max's gold medal winning smile :)











10 comments

  1. Oh I love that last photo!! What a great activity :o)

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    1. That last one is my favourite too, complete with biscuit crumbs on his face!!

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  2. Me too, just glued to the tv watching the olympics

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    1. They're great aren't they Sandy :)

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  3. This is awesome! I can't wait to do stuff like that with Zoe!

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    1. It is such a fun part of being a Mum Ashley. I love that Max is old enough to sit through crafts now and really enjoy them :)

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    1. Thanks Julia! I tell him that all the time :)

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  5. Hey there! Thanks for your comment! I love having blog friends going through the same stuff and hey, were mommies to cute boys! Love the name Max!

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    1. It definitely helps to know there are other people in the same boat Jessie. I'm glad I found you xx

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