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Winter Olympic Themed Play

ski jumping
ski jumping

My regular readers may remember that during the London 2012 Olympics we staged our own Olympics in the garden.  Record low temperatures have arrived at the perfect time for us to stage our own Winter Olympics.

We built skis and bobsleigh for the Lego men and took them out onto the frozen water table.  I also put a small layer of water in the paddling pool to make an ice rink ( a difficult task since the hose was frozen).

ice Lego

And to add to the fun, today we had a snow day.

Even if you don’t have snow or ice many of our events have been staged on grass or indoors.  Mirrors are great for creating ice rinks for Lego men or small figures, car tracks make good ski slopes and hard wood floor and socks are perfect for ice skating events.

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To find out more about our Winter Olympic Events check out Staging a Backyard Winter Olympics for Kids.