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Olympics Paint Stamping

This Olympics paint stamping activity is a fun and creative way to introduce the Olympic games to children.

I absolutely love the Olympics and I have very fond memories of watching it as a child. I have clear memories of Barcelona 1992 when I was nearly 8 years old. One of my ambitions when I was a child was to win gold at shot put at Sydney 2000. As you might have guessed, that didn't happen! I would however love for my children to have lots of happy memories of the Olympics growing up and for them to be inspired by the many amazingly talented Olympians.

I first did this activity for the Rio Olympic games in 2016 when I had a 5 year old and a 2 year old! It is absolutely perfect for introducing the Olympic games to young children.

All you need is five empty toilet roll tubes (never a problem in our house!) and some paint - blue, black, red, yellow and green. I simply set it up in our painting pallet but you could use bowls if you do not have one. I then stuck the empty toilet roll tubes into each colour and did a sample one.

My then 5 year old really loved this. She really took her time to get the rings to interlink. While she was stamping I told her all about the Olympics. She immediately said that she wanted to win a gold medal.

The then 2 year old was much less interested but he did do some stamping and we worked on our colour recognition which he really enjoyed.

A brilliant 15/20 minute activity to keep little ones busy with a very quick set up time. Clear up times dependent on how messy your little one gets!

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