Monday, June 25, 2012 by Shelley Miles
July activities, stilts
JULY 27 - Summer Olympics begin, Walk on stilts day, Take your houseplants for a walk day
Today starts the London summer Olympics. Have your own Olympics with the kids.
The Olympics is a wonderful opportunity to learn about different countries participating. Start out by making pictures of flags from different countries.Flag pictures Then, have a parade. Get out a globe and point out where different countries are, and where London is.
La yout 5 hula hoops on the lawn, in the pattern of Olympic rings to set the stage.
Next set up some fun physical games to play - hoola hoop, leapfrog, lawn summersaults, water balloons, sack races - or whatever fits. Finish up with lemonade and gold medals for all!
Walking on stilts is great for improving balance and coordination. It takes lots of focus and challenge.
Here are some home made stilts you can make with your kids to practice on. Of course, it will be awhile before you’ll want to attempt this!
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