The Olympics

olympic torchThe 2018 Winter Olympics begin this week.  Most of us will not be able to attend the Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea, but we will be able to cheer for the United States from home.  G is for the Gold Medal written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by Doug Bowles will help you and your child learn more about the olympics. 


G is for the Gold Medal will provide your child with a brief history of the olympic games, as well as some unique facts about olympic games of the past.  This picture book has beautiful illustrations to keep your child engaged in the story.  Before the opening ceremony on February 9 your child can make his own olympic torch.  This easy craft can be made with items you have around the house.



  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Tissue paper (Red, Orange and Yellow)
  • Tape


  1. Fold the brown construction paper into a cone shape and tape loose ends
  2. Lay the red, orange and yellow tissue paper flat on top of each other
  3. Carefully stuff the three tissue papers into the cone and fluff the top to look like flames.

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