I'm joining up with Lisa at Sweet Little Pretties to play Sweet Little Things About me. This week's theme is
If you could go to the Olympics.
I think the image of the Queen parachuting out of an airplane,
and the multiple Mary Poppins
are two of the most memorable images from the 2012 Olympics so far.
My earliest memory of the Olympics was the Moscow Olympics in 1980. I remember the fantastic theme song, which we had on a record, and the clip of Russian dancing,
(humour me and watch all of this, it's such a catchy song!)
The Moscow Olympic mascot Mishka was a big deal too.
I thought the Opening Ceremony was so cool, and I remember everyone waiting for Mishka's big entrance.
(It's probably all a bit lame now, compared with today's standards!)
The Olympics didn't really impact on me again until the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Again, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were amazing. Remember, Kylie on a thong?
And the mascots were on everything!
I stayed up late every night that year watching the games, and doing cross-stitch!
Then the next big Olympics for me was Beijing 2008, with so many incredible images stuck in my memory
It was just magnificent!
They also had the most adorable mascots.
We did a whole unit on China in the classroom, with masks and kites and cherry blossom pictures.
It was gorgeous!
And this Olympics, I've been talking with the kids in my Kindy class about the different sports of the Olympics, but mostly about London.
The kids are right into it. We have made Olympic torches, Queen's crowns, double-decker buses, Big Bens and Union Jack flags. I have found some great kids books about London on ibooks and we have been reading them from my ipad every day!
Now, if I was to participate in the Olympics as an athlete I would choose archery as my sport.
Not that I've ever done archery, but I've always thought it looked cool, and is pretty popular now, with the films Hunger Games and Brave!
The sport which absolutely fascinates me, though (ie. how do you begin to learn it???) is diving.
It always looks so difficult and spectacular
(and don't you just die, waiting for them to hit their head on the board?)
I love the Olympics. I'm really more in it for the culture, costumes, dancing, and fireworks, but sometimes the sports are fun to watch too.
Pop over to Lisa's blog to see what other people feel about the Olympics!