Incorporating the Olympics into your Curriculum

February was always the most difficult month for me to plan a fun unit for my kindergarten classroom. Other than Valentine’s Day, I would grasp at straws to find something fun to do.

Although it’s only every two years, incorporating the Olympics into your curriculum can be so much fun!

I always started the unit with having the children make passports, which I held on to until the end of the two weeks. Each day, we would talk about a different country and I would plan activities around the country. At the end of the day, everyone would get a stamp on their “passport”. For some awesome ideas to incorporate into your classroom, visit

To end the unit, I would plan an international party and have the children bring in a food from their country, or one of their choice. I don’t know who enjoyed having all that food more, the children or myself!