Even though I am not a sports person usually, I do like to watch part of the Olympics sports when they are on. Gymnastics and diving are probably my favorites for the summer Olympic games. Whether you are having a viewing party with friends or just watching on your own, here are a few Olympic goodies to help fuel your Olympic fever! Light the Olympic torch and get ready to win a gold medal for extra fun during the 2012 Olympics.
Full Olympic Schedule, Results, and TV Listings
Here is the official schedule and results for the games. This is when they will be taking place. However, unless you are there in person you probably actually need the viewing schedule. NBC Universal and its family of stations will be carrying the games. You can find their schedule based on your local area on NBCOlympics – you can sort by day, time, or even sport.
Olympic Educational Resources
The Olympics are such a fantastic learning opportunity in so many different ways. If you are a homeschooler or traditional school family you can still take the time to help the kids have some extra fun and learning around the games. Enchanted Learning has a ton of great resources available for you to use.
I posted these Olympic cocktail recipes originally 2 years ago during the last Olympic games. There are five different cocktail recipes, one for each color of the Olympic rings. Blue, black, red, yellow, and green!
Do you want to feel like you are in London while watching the games? Try some of these English recipes for all kinds of food while enjoying the Olympics. Maybe finally try an English pudding or some kippers?
Learn what the flags for each country look like, what their symbols mean, and even a bit about the countries. The CIA website actually has a really useful resource for this. Have fun and print out some flags for other countries and cheer on the world!
Find out the basic rules of the different sports and how to play them all. You can also get a brief history, see the Olympians who will be competing in this event, and some great photos and other resources for each of the Summer Olympic sports.
Now you know I was going to find you all some apps for your phones and tablets! There are three official Olympic apps. An app to help plan and track all of the activities and events, an app with the official results, and a game app. They have them for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry.
Do you have other resources to share to help make the Olympics more than just an event to watch on TV?
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