The kids, however, are super into this. And once E got over the disappointment that "No - there are no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics" and "No - Gabby Douglas will not competing," it totally hit. We officially have Olympic fever in this house.
Although terribly difficult to photograph, we created a fun way to track the Team USA medals.
We created the rings by using paper (a regular pack of construction paper has all of the colors you'll need, including black).
Trace a large circle on a piece of paper in each color. To make a perfect circle, I used a stand that I have displaying a decoration.
Cut out your rings (ours are about 3/4 inch wide) and cut each of them open in one spot (so you can link them). Glue the rings together, overlapping as shown below. Hide the spot where you cut each one open by gluing it under the overlapping ring.
An alternative would be to use gold, silver & bronze paper to create the medals themselves. Or, if you are looking for a way to track the medals that it is a bit less labor-intensive, check out Jill's Olympic Medal Tracker printable.
We are using the Medal Alert iPhone app to keep up to speed on when Team USA wins a medal.
Will you be watching any of the Olympics? Which games are you most excited for?