The Olympics Games were started by the Ancient Greeks almost 3000 years ago. They were held every four years in the city of Olympia Greece. The site was filled with athletic facilities such as a gymnasium, race track, hotels, monuments and baths. It was only used during Olympic years. To learn more about the Olympics we discussed our trip to Olympia, Greece and watched this video.
Then we made Olympic victory crowns from vines.
In conjunction with studying the Olympics we read the picture book Run With Me, Nike!by Cassandra Case. This short book was very easy for my 6th and 4th graders to read on their own. It is ideal for 2nd-3rd grade. Even so, the kids enjoyed it and learned a little more about the Olympics.