Held in honor of the first modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is an annual international event celebrated on June 23. According to teamusa.org, millions of people in more than 160 countries participate each year with the goal of promoting health, fitness, and the Olympic ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect, and sportsmanship.

At AOP, we’re proud of Olympic athletes like Sage Kotsenburg, an Alpha Omega Academy alumnus who earned the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. The time and energy homeschooled Olympians commit to their sports are impressive. To celebrate their accomplishments and inspire your homeschooler, here are a few impromptu activities you can organize to celebrate Olympic Day.

-Build a back yard obstacle course.
-Host a game of Olympic trivia.
-Create a memory game using the flags of participating countries.
-Lead a lesson about the importance of good sportsmanship.
-Gather homeschool friends and begin a backyard game of your choice.

For a list of winter family Olympic activities, click here.

What other ideas do you have to celebrate Olympic Day?