Our family LOVES the olympics and watching the various events together! And often WAY too late into the night! I can’t think of a better way to review in singing time than with a summer olympics review activity! It will get your primary singing, moving and imitating olympic events! Review any songs – although I have my suggestions below!
I’ve brought the olympics into singing time over the past several years! You can find my past years’ variations HERE.
My printables are pretty self-explanatory in order to use in primary:
For the cycling, have the piano play faster and slower. Roll your arms as you follow the piano’s lead.
For volleyball, have each side of the room sing one phrase. “Volley” or throw the “ball” from one side to the other. For marathon, try singing each phrase in one breath or challenge the kids to sing as long as they can without taking a breath ;). No passing out please!
Synchronized swimming works great with actions, simplified ASL or my Yoga cards found HERE. Imitate a kayaking motion and as you stroke the oar from each side. Sing one side song choppy for one phrase then smooth on the other side with the next phrase. Have the piano follow your lead.
Dance with wands like I do HERE for rhythmic gymnastics. Then for archery, draw your arms like a bow and sing loudly. When you release, sing softly.
There are 8 different singing time Olympic events so you can review up to 8 songs. Access my printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
After you print, write a song you want to review with that event on the back. These are what we are reviewing for the program with each event:
- Joseph Smith’s First Prayer – Torch Relay
- The Priesthood is Restored – Marathon
- When He Comes Again – Volleyball
- Jesus Said Love Everyone – Synchronized Swimming
- Have I Done Any Good? – Kayaking
- Reverence is Love – Rhythmic Gymnastics
**Because we only have 6 songs for our program, I may add in these 2 suggested songs for August (time permitting):
- The Holy Ghost – Archery
- I Am a Child of God – Cycling
I also have a printable with these suggestions:
Cut everything apart and tape or glue to the back of your events.
Hang everything on the board with the events facing out, covering the songs. Pick an event and sing the song with the suggested olympic activity. Easy and super fun!!
In addition to the printables, make sure to bring:
- A flashlight with yellow/orange tissue paper taped to it (optional) to represent a torch for the torch relay
- Yoga cards for the synchronized swimming found HERE if you don’t have a song to sing with actions or simplified ASL
- Wands and position cards HERE for rhythmic gymnastics
- Go the extra mile and bring “Gold” medals for everyone when you finish! Chocolate gold coins or Rolos work great!
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Olympics > 2021 Singing Time Summer Olympics.
28 thoughts on “2021 Singing Time Summer Olympics”
Am I missing the Print button for Summer Olympic pictures?
When I hit print on the top of the page, the graphics are cut off.
Sorry you are having trouble printing. The print icon should be in the upper righthand corner once you have the file to print open in Google Drive. It appears to be working – at least for me. I’ll try emailing you the file to see if that works.
I can’t even see how to ‘open’ a file to print it…. I just see the pictures in this description. I feel like I have tried everything. Super bummed because this is such a cute activity for today…..
Sorry for the frustration. The Resource Library link is available at the bottom of the the post. It’s a green button that says “Resource Library”. But I can email you the link.
EVERYONE LOVED this activity! The Young Men were outside with their noses to the door, watching, and at the end they came in and asked why they never got to do anything like that. I even made gold medals for the kids with some balsa wood circles, craft paint and ribbon. Everyone was super impressed. Thank you for making me look good 😆
I’m SO SO happy to hear! My primary loved it too. Simple and engaging – a total win in my book! Thanks for taking the time to let me know!!
These are great. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try it tomorrow.
Good luck tomorrow!
I am also having the same problem where the graphics are cut off. This seems so fun and since there is another week of Olympics left I will try again for next week. Would you mind emailing me the file as well? Thanks so much for all you do!
Help! I am having a hard time finding the “here” button to download the 2021 Summer Olympics printables. If I go straight to the print button it makes me print your entire post and most everything I want to print is cut off in strange ways.
The printables are filed on my Resource Library. Sounds like you are trying to print from my blog page. I’ll email you the direct link.
This looks amazing! I am having trouble finding the file to download with all of the olympic activities. Could you please email them to me? Thank you!
They are filed on my Resource Library under Category Title > Olympics. I’ll email you the link.
I think the problem is the resource takes you back to the blog. I cant seem to get there!
If you are using the search bar at the top of the Resource Library, that will take you back to searching my blog posts. I need to figure out how to remove that on my Resource Library page. But if that isn’t the case, let me know so I can somehow make it less confusing. I’ll email you the files as well. Sorry for the confusion!
This is awesome! So excited. You are my go-to resource for primary music. Thank you!
That is so kind of you to say! Thank you!
I can’t access the link to print and I would love to use these! Would you be willing to email me the link?
I’ve emailed you the link. These are always all available on my Resource Library and I see that you have signed up to receive access to them.
Hi Camille, I would love the link too please!
Everything is available on my Resource Library by clicking on the green button above and entering your email address. I just checked your email subscription and it looks like you’ve been emailed but aren’t receiving them (they are either going to spam or getting blocked altogether). I’ll manually try sending everything to you.
I love this! Thank you
You’re so welcome! Thanks for commenting and letting me know! It means so much to me!!
Thank you so much!!!!
I just wanted to thank you for sharing all of your clever ideas with us! We just did two weeks of the Olympic events and I got SO MANY compliments that all go to you. The kids had a great time, the teachers were entertained as well and I’m not even sure they realized we were doing a program review! My favorite comment was from a member of the presidency who wanted to know why we couldn’t do the Olympics every Sunday. 🥰 Because it was stretched out for another week I added a couple of categories although my event signs weren’t as polished as yours! Rowing-having everyone row in sync and Equestrian-having everyone bouncing as they held the reins with the occasional slapping the backside of their horses (that event ended up being filmed and all the teachers were laughing pretty hard). I had two judges watching for how well they were watching their coach, smiles and if all the kids were doing their best. We could not progress unless we earned a 7 score or above. The kids really responded well to that and having an outside judge tell them they needed to work on a couple areas took the pressure off me. Thank you, thank you for making me look good!
I really appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me! This is seriously the NICEST comment and I’m so happy it was a successful activity for your primary! Thank you!!
Hi I am not seeing this 2021 Olympic version in your resource library. Is there any way you could send me the file directly? This looks like so much fun!