Anticipation for the start of the 2012 Olympics has been brewing for a while, and the day has finally arrived. Olympic fever is officially all around, so kick it off right with our compilation of Olympic-related fun facts and events.
Make your own mini-Olympic torches to play along at home.
Another simple Olympic-themed project is making medals with your little Olympians. Organize some friendly "Olympic competition" between the kids, complete with a medal ceremony to show off your creations.
We all know swimming, diving, gymnastics, and track and field. But what about those little-known sports that only get their moment in the sun when the Olympics roll around every four years?