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Olympic Party Games for Themed Olympic Games and Fun

Olympic Party GamesThe Olympics are a special event that only happens every 4 years and whether it is the Summer or Winter Olympic Games it is hard not to get caught up in the excitement of one of the world's most amazing events.

We have tried to mix in a variety of game ideas featuring an Olympic theme including outddor games, Olympic word games, Bingo and simple activities you can do with the kids. Basically, these games work for a birthday party, Olympic viewing party or just fun ideas on a Saturday afternoon.



Olympic Games for Parties

Olympic Challenge

Supplies: Open space, depends on activities you choose to play,

One of the most impressive Olympic Events is the Decathlon, which is made up of 10 Track & Field Events.

Now you can make your own Olympic Challenge for your Olympic themed party by taking 5 or more Olympic themed events and making they unique challenges. Note: You can try to do 10 events but for a Birthday party 5 is much more managable.

The Game Plan is to Host a Variety of Challenges and award points for 1st (5 pts.), 2nd (3 pts.) and 3rd (1 pt.) place for each event. Choose a variety of events and try to use real Olympic Games if possible to stay with the theme. We also advise you try to mix up the style of the games so that the same person doesn't win everything.

Challenge Ideas: Race from one end of the yard and back (100 meter dash), Standing long jump (Long jump), Toss a tennis ball shot put style and mark distances (Shot put), create an obstacle course as an event and then get creative with have the players throw something through a target or hit a target before moving on (time each contestant in this event), have a pool add a swimming event, sack race, shoot basketballs from several spots and record how many attempts it takes to make all the shots, the person with the fewest attempts wins 1st place. Now that you have the idea you can mix in other Olympic challenges and even trivia or Olympic word games to make it more entertaining.

Once you have finished your events tally up the points and award your medals!
Olympic Bingo

Olympic Bingo

Number of Players: 2 and up

This Olympic Bingo game includes Olympic events from the SUmmer and Winter Olympic Games and is played like normal bingo. What is fun is that you can play this while waiting for your favorite events and even use it to teach kids about the different Olympic sports.

A nice Bonus about this game is that you can customize your Bingo game.
So you can celebrate a Birthday, Event, or Cheer on Your Favorite Country.
Learn More about Olympic Bingo

Olympic - Who Am I?

Supplies: Flags printed out on paper, tape

This is the classic Who am I? game, where a flag of an Olympic country is placed on their forehead and guest must go to other guests to ask questions about who they are. The interesting thing about this game is that, guests may or may not know what flag it is or may not be able to answer questions about the country. If you feel that the flags might be to difficult, then have the flag and directly underneath list the country.

This Olympic game can be played as an ice breaker where after 3 or 5 minutes guests then guess who they are or played to see who can be the first to correctly identify what country they are. We have found that both ways are fun and you can always make up your own variation to the game.

Important Note: If you play this game be sure to cover up all mirrors in the room and bathroom during game play, as nothing kills this game faster than a mirror.

Olympic Trivia

Supplies: Research time, pen, paper

If you have the time you can create your own Olympic Trivia game for your group.

Trivia Ideas:
- Match the Year of the Olympics with the City. Do you know when the Olympics were in Montreal, Los Angeles, Mexico City?
- Do sport trivia on a single sport like Gymnastics, Swimming, Basketball, Boxing, etc... based on your groups interests. Who won team gold and individual gold medals? What year did they win them? By focusing on just one sport you can often dig up some great details that everyone will enjoy knowing after the game is over plus it's a great way to socialize too.
- Go for the Gold - Research interesting facts on Oldest & Youngest Gold Medal Winner, who has one the most medals at consecutive Olympics, the most overall, the most in different sports etc...
- If you create an Olympic trivia game about random facts, consider including questions concerning discontinued Olympic sports like Baseball that was in the 2008 Olympics but not part of 2012. Use Wikipedia for former and discontinued Olympic events.

These ideas should help you get started on your own Olympic trivia games and if we find any we will post them here for you.


Olympic Word Scramble

Olympic Word Scramble

Number of Players: 2 and up

Word games are simple and fun and this Olympic Word Scramble is a fun challenge to play if you do an Olympic Challenge event because it changes things up a bit. Plus word games a fun challenge to start a meeting, make sure your kids are awake and have fun with friends and family. And if you don't have the time to make you own word scramble this printable game can be ready in just a few minutes.

This game can be Personalized for your event.
Olympic Word Scramble

Gymnastic Activity Challenge

Supplies: Open space, parent supervision and various supplies

For little girls watching the Women's Gymnastics team compete is one of the most amazing Olympic events and gymnastic camps around the country see a surge in aspiring gymnasts after the Olympics end.

So for a special birthday event, create your own Gymnastics Camp. Kids can have fun learning gynastics and you can even record the finls and save and play them during your party. You can show the kids how to do cartwheels, somersaults and creative dancing. Then ask them to put together a 40 second floor routine where they can dance around and perform some of the gymnast moves you showed them. Remember to keep this simple and safe so avoid flips and any dangerous moves.

Another activity could be the balance beam walk, for that place a long 4 inch wide board on the ground and have the kids practice balancing and staying on the board. Make a game of it and have them catch a ball while staying on the board. Get ribbons and do ribbon dancing, just watch the Olympic games and get creative ideas.

We see this is more of a fun activity and would avoid judging and scores these activities.

Swim Challenges

Supplies: Large pool and participants that can swim

Create your own series of swim / pool related Olympic Challenges for a kids pool party or birthday party with a competitive theme. Consider 3 to 5 activities / challenges, which you can score on a game by game item or total to have an overall winner. In many cases, the pool provides limitations so we often do each challenge as it's own event.

Individual Swimming Challenge Ideas:
- Swim Race: Choose a specific stroke like Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke or even Doggy Paddle or let each person choose their own. Have kids race from one end of the pool and back and the person who finishes first wins. If you have lots of kids do several heats and the win of each race makes the final race to decide the winner.

- Water Polo Target Practice: If you have a goal / net (or innertube you can through through) for your pool place it at one end and one by one have each player swim to a spot at the deep end where they will be given 5 attempts to throw a ball at the goal. (They should not be able to touch the bottom, so they need to be able to tread water.) Score how many goals they make and score, the player with the most goals wins. If there is a tie, do a playoff round and increase the distance or shoot until someone makes it or misses a shot (sudden death style). What year did they win them? By focusing on just one sport you can often dig up some great details that everyone will enjoy knowing after the game is over plus it's a great way to socialize too.

- Go for the Gold: Toss a specific amount of Gold coins (Pennies work just fine) in the pool. The coins can be place in a specific place each tie or randomly tossed in the pool. Then you can play two ways: 1. Each child is told to collect all coins (locations know) and return to the start line as fast as possible and fastest time wins. 2. Each child is given 30 seconds or a minutes to find as many coins as possible and at the the end of time a whistle is blown and the coins are counted. Most coins wins.

- Hold Your Breathe Challenge: Kids get in the pool at the shallow end and on a count of three drop under the water to see who can hold their breath the longest. Last person up wins.

- Tread Water Challenge: Kids go to the deep end where they cannot touch the bottom of the pool and see who can tread water the longest. Last person treading water wins. Down side of this game is challenge is that is this game could last 5, 10 or even 20 minutes.

- Water Basketball Shooting Challenge: Like the Water Polo throw challenge, players are placed at a specific spot and challenged to make as many baskets with 5 attempts. If there is a tie, increase the distance of the shot and compete again. Repeat until you have a winner.

While many of these challenges are not in the Summer Olympic Games they should provide fun at your pool or birthday party. Plus you can add you own pool games as well. .





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