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Keeping the Olympic Spirit Alive

by in Family and Faith

I still clearly remember watching the Olympics as a child — the joy, the heartache, the triumph, the patriotism. But what I remember even clearer are the Olympics I recreated — the ice skating routines in my living room, the bobsledding in my yard, the racing on my skis.

The Sochi Olympic games were the first of many my sons will watch. My oldest, at two, is already obsessed with snowboarding, and he walked around our house for weeks in great anticipation. “Watch the ‘lympics mama?” We woke him up to watch the men’s snowboard halfpipe final; and sure enough, the next morning he was using a blanket to make a halfpipe between the armrests of a chair and practicing tricks with his Toy Boarders.

With the games are over, I’d hate to lose the inspiration and excitement the Olympics always bring. Here are a few ways to cultivate the Olympic spirit at home with your kids:

  1. Create a mini indoor winter wonderland.

  1. Get Outside!

  1. Host award ceremonies.

  1. Embrace the anticipation.

  1. Watch the Paralympics.

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