Wednesday 25 July 2012

Olympic Games fever! Apps, games and ideas

With the London 2012 Olympic Games about to start, I could not escape Olympics fever. So I decided to collect some useful resources for the classroom.

Word Hurdles is a simple sports vocabulary recognition game.

Ball or not? is a classification vocabulary game

Sports Mixer is a simple game in which you have to dress the character for a specific sport

Sports Maze is a simple listening game to recognize names of sports

Things for Sports is a game in which you have to identify sports equipment for different sports.


Project ideas


Videos and animations
London 2012 education programme has a collection of very interesting short videos 

How often do you play sports? is a video of kids talking about sports. There are related worksheets to download.

Athletics is an animated text and quiz about the sport

The First Marathon is an animated short story with an accompanying worksheet

Other resources

I am sure you will find interesting ways to use these materials! Enjoy the Olympics!


  1. Nice collection, Vicky. Thanks. =)

  2. Vicky,
    That's awesome! Thanks for sharing this great resources! I have used a couple and my sts loved them all!

  3. Thanks for the feedback, Ty and Bruno! Glad you liked them!

  4. I've just used your olimpic bingo card. It worked well with my kids. Thanks for the idea!