Recycled Podium (for small toys!)
I feel like colourful podiums have a real future! Imagine - artists coming together from all over the world to create podiums that reflect various cultures or social justice issues. I think it's brilliant. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST, PEOPLE! :)
WHAT YOU NEED:
recycled items (boxes, lids, egg cartons, etc.)
other potential building materials: wooden blocks, popsicle sticks
embellishing items (gems, pom-poms, craft foam, ribbon, etc.)
hot glue gun & sticks
HOW TO MAKE:
Provide various building materials and allow artists to create a structure with three platforms for toys to stand on.
Embellish podiums as desired.
Write "athlete" profiles for the small toys that secure first, second, and third place!
Create trading cards for each "athlete" on the podium!
Re-enact the final game, race or competition that led the "athletes" to victory!
What is your favourite sport to watch during the Olympics?
Which sport(s) would you like to try?
How do you think athletes prepare for the Olympics?
What is an accomplishment you are proud of?
THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:
following safety rules around hot glue gun
independent decision making during the creative process
So, Dear Olympic Committee, please consider me when you begin the roll-out of podiums WITH PURPOSE! I think it's a thing. Let's do this!