Olympic Opening Ceremonies Writing Prompts

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K-2:Olympic Words

Have you ever seen the Olympics? They are a worldwide sports competiton that takes place every 4 years. Athletes compete with people from around the world!

Draw an image to represent each of these Olympic words:

  • torch
  • gold medal
  • athlete
  • race
  • sportsmanship

3-5: Olympic Bedtime Stories

The opening ceremonies portrayed popular children's stories from England's history. Now it's your turn to make up a bedtime story!

Write a short story about an Olympic adventure using the London Olympics as your setting.

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6-8: Olympic Imagery

The Olympic torch is just one of many icons that hold special significance in this international tradition. Name an Olympic icon and explain what that icon represents to the Olympic Games.

9-12: Creating a Patriotic Performance

In London's opening ceremonies, they tried to represent monumental moments in their history, pop culture icons, and their cultural significance in the world. Imagine that your city will be hosting an Olympic games in the future. Think about the things that make your hometown (state or country) special.

First, brainstorm at least five historical moments, icons or people to represent in your hometown Olympic opening ceremonies. Using that list, compose a plan for your own Olympic opening ceremonies performance.

Remember to be creative!!