Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FHE Winter Olympics

We couldn't take a trip to Vancouver so we brought the Olympics to our house.

After a spiritual thought by Tyce, we athletes prepared for the events. Go Team Jones!

The first sport was curling. We all watched curling for the first time this weekend, and it was strangely fascinating. For our game, each competitor blew his cotton ball towards the target using a straw. The older kids and the parents got three blows to get from one side of the table to the center. It was pretty close!

The second event was Army-man speed-skating.

Two competitors launched their skaters toward the finish line, in three heats. Those little dudes are fast!

Our third event was the two-man stairway bobsled.

It was a pretty short course. But it was fun and the partnerships traded to keep things interesting.

For refreshments we told the kids to always work hard and "go for the gold" in everything they do.

"Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain." ~Author Unknown


Aranne and Dan said...

So fun and what a creative idea... Love it!!!

Natalie said...

Love the bobsled. We used to do that as kids, but we had a crib mattress and one big, long run of stairs. Good idea on the helmets.

Emmy said...

What a fun wonderful activity! That just looks like a ton of fun.

Joseph and Katie said...

My sister Betsy shared this post with me.....so clever! I love it! We are watching the Olympics tonight as a family and I want to try doing some games at home too. Fun!

Ashley said...

Thats way creative!