The Olympics

Difficulty Difficult

Duration 45-60 minutes

Type of activity Long term activities

Season Spring,Summer,Fall

Occasion Any

Suitability Physically fit

Locations Outdoor



plush toys

stick (cooking spoon)






This activity is a popular game to say goodbye to preschoolers. In addition to competing, children and seniors help each other with individual activities.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. 1 - Winding-time competition.
  2. Prepare three strings of the same length.
  3. Attach a plush toy or any other suitable item to one end of the string.
  4. Attach pencil or stick to the other end of the string.
  5. The contestants stand up or sit.
  6. Lay down on the floor the strings with attached items, so they are at the same starting lane.
  7. The one who is the first to wind up the item and the string is wind up all the way to the end and stand up, wins.
  8. 2 - Throwing balls or rings on target
  9. Throw balls or rings from the same starting line to the target. Contestants can be either sitting or standing.
  10. Closest item to the center of target wins.
  11. 3 -Skittles (if skittles are not available, use water filled plastic bottles instead
  12. Throw ball at the skittles (bottles). Contestants can be either sitting or standing.
  13. Contestant with the highest amount of skittles (bottles) down, wins.
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