Olympic Fun with Cups

Olympic Activities for Kids

We are so excited to show you a fun way to reuse cups and straws to create Olympic inspired Games and Projects.  We saved a few cups from our road trips this summer from McDonald's, one of the Olympic sponsors.  Their USA cups inspired us to have our own Olympic Games at home. Come join the fun and create your own Olympic fun with CUPS!

Olympic Games with Cups

Olympic TowersOlympic Ball TossOlympic Table SoccerOlympic Ring TossOlympic Discus ThrowOlympic BraceletsOlympic TorchOlympic Flag

Olympic Games for Kids

  • Build your own Tower

Using as many cups as you can stack them up without letting them fall. 
 Olympic Activities for Kids with Cups

  • Olympic Ball Toss

Using light weighted balls see who can get all 3 into the cups without knocking them over. 

Olympic Activities for Kids

  • Olympic Table Soccer

Using a ball put two cup goals at the end of the table and see how quickly you can score goals in a minute!  Use a smaller ball to make it more difficult for older children.
Olympic Game for Kids with Balls
  • Olympic Bracelets

You could also use Color Paper Beads to make the Olympic rings or Bracelets with Red, Black, Blue, Yellow and Green! 

Olympic Games with Kids using Recycled Products

  • Olympic Ring Toss Game 

Here's how to make your own Ring Toss Game.  Using straws, pipe cleaners and cups you can create your own rings.  Simply have your child cut the straws into tiny pieces and place them onto the pipe cleaners.  Great for fine motor skills for handwriting. Then stand back and toss the rings onto the cups.  

Olympics for Kids
  •  Olympic Discus Throw

This is such a fun game for any age.  You would be surprised at how hard it is to really make a lid fly in the air.  What out the wind makes this games super fun and challenging for all ages!
Meaning of the Olympic Flag
  • Olympic Torch Game

Simply try to catch a balloon in your cup and carry it across an area without letting it blow out.

  • Olympic Flag

Create your own Olympic Rings with the cups and lids!  We really had a lot of fun creating signs for our Olympic Games using cups with lids.  Plus both of my children ages 1 and 5 could participate together and have lots of fun learning about the colors and symbols of the Olympic Flag. 
 Olympic Activities for Kids
Olympic Activities for Kids

The best part was that it was mess free.  We used the lids to hold the paint and with a simple turn the whole top of the cup was covered in paint and not our hands!  Then we we were done we even had some colored discs for our next Discus Toss Game! 

Olympic Activities for Kids

We had so much fun with our Olympic Games.  I loved that were were able to reuse cups in a fun way too!  Think of how many times you've just thrown your plastic or styrofoam cup away. Now it's your turn to join the Olympic Fun with your Kids.  Check out all these Olympic Activities created by Kid Bloggers all Around the World!  If you have an Olympic Themed idea, we'd love for you to share it too! 

Olympic Activities for Kids
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Palak said...

Yay for mess free crafts!!!

Angelique Felix said...

Thank you for this wonderful post!

With Love from the 'Kids Bloggers Go Olympics'


Annie Moffatt said...

I LOVE everything about this post!

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