Olympics for Kids: Build a Lego Mascot

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The Olympics start today and we are getting excited!

We’ve been learning about the Olympics Mascots- Wenlock and Mandeville and thought it would be fun to create our own Lego mascots!

This activity was very simple and open ended and my son and I had a great time building together.

Materials Needed to Make an Olympics Lego Mascot:

  • lots of Legos!
  • mascot coloring pages (for ideas)
  • markers (optional)
  • tape (optional)
  • paper (optional)
  • scissors (optional)

How to make your own Olympic Mascot:

  1. Talk about the characteristics of your mascot and decide what you want it to look like.
  2. Draw a plan (if you want) or just start building! We printed off mascot coloring pages from Hello Kids for inspiration.
  3. Use paper, markers, and tape to add any other details to your mascot (we added eyes and the London Olympics logo).

Once we were done building, we talked about the personalities of our mascots and what they would do to help the Olympics. Some of the things we discussed included helping athletes (and audience members) make friends, work hard, and be good sports when they lost.

The activity ended with a favorite toddler game at our house- DESTRUCTION! My preschooler and toddler had a great time knocking over the mascots that we’d created and breaking them… and then we got to build them again!

Do you have a favorite Olympic mascot?

You can read all about past Olympic mascots here.   We also got Olympic inspiration from 20+ Olympic Crafts via Red Ted Art and Easy Olympic Crafts for Kids via No Time for Flashcards.

What other activities will you be doing this next week as you get ready for the Olympics?

Here are three of our favorite Quirky Momma posts for learning about the Olympics:




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Kristina is a mom of two (a preschooler and a toddler) and a former Special Education teacher for children with communication disabilities. She writes about her creative explorations over at Toddler Approved. Her goal is to find ways to make life a little more fun and creative with her kids while embedding learning into everything that she does. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on FB and Pinterest.