Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and easy Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

The Olympics are coming soon! Do you watch them? We are avid watchers, not only to see the sports, but to see the athletes from the different countries. From the opening ceremony to the closing, we are glued to our television. Each time I see an athlete on the podium and the National Anthem is played, I get a little choked up. I think of not only all the hard work that went into the achievements but also the pride that they must feel to represent our country.

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

Backyard Olympic Games

  • Javelin Throw
  • Balance Beam
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Water Bucket Relay
  • Discus Throw

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

Javelin Throw Supplies:

  • 8 Pool Noodles – 2 a little longer for the pole, 5 for the circles and 1 for the Javelin
  • Duck Tape in blue, black, red, yellow and green
  • Broom handles to hold up the poles

Directions:

  1. Working with 1 noodle at a time, form a circle, secure the end with Duck Tape. Repeat for all 5 circles
  2. Wrap each circle with a different color Duck Tape
  3. Attach the circles together with Duck Tape and attach them to the poles
  4. Using a hammer, drive the broom handles into the ground and slip the poles over top

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

Javelin Throw Game {idea from Pinterest}

  • Player stands at a designated spot and throws the Javelin (Pool Noodle) into the holes

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!
Balance Beam Supplies:

  • 2 x 4 piece of wood
  • Scrap pieces of wood for ends

Directions:

  1. Set up pieces of scrap wood and place the 2 x 4 on top

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!
Bean Bag Toss Supplies

  • Olympic Rings
  • Bean Bags – we used the ones we made for the Cornhole Toss

Bean Bag Toss Game

  • Player stands at a designated spot and throws the Bean Bags into the holes

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

Water Bucket Relay Supplies:

Water Bucket Relay Game

  • Form teams and relay the water buckets from player to player, team done first wins

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

Discus Throw Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Cover Frisbee with Gold Duck Tape
  2. Mark a start line on the sidewalk, and various lengths
BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

Discus Throw Game

  • Throw the Frisbee and player that throws the farthest wins

BACKYARD OLYMPICS -- Get the whole family involved in the Olympic Games! These fun and EASY Backyard Olympic Games include Javelin Throw, Balance Beam, Discus Throw, Bean Bag Toss and Water Bucket Relay!

Some of the other fun additions were the signs we made for each event, simply printed on the computer, attached to colored paper and taped onto a stick, then drive the stick into the ground. The plastic medals are always fun for the kiddos too.

DIY OLYMPIC TORCH - Celebrate the Olympic Games with this fun Olympic Torch! The kids can help make it too! Use it for your Backyard Olympic Games!

The Olympic Torch is fun and easy to make…

OLYMPIC TORCH CUPCAKES -- Celebrate the Olympics will these fun to make Torch Cupcakes! The flames are made with Candy Clay, it's like fondant, but taste a LOT better!

and the Olympic Torch Cupcakes are also lots of fun!

So tell me…what’s your favorite Olympic Games event? To watch…or play?

Join us for an Olympic Celebration!

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