We're getting soooo excited about the Olympics!
Ooh – we’re so, so excited about the Olympics here at Puddle Ducks. Can you tell?!! We are REALLY getting into the spirit of it!
There is a small book being sold for the 2012 Olympics called “The Little Book of Olympic Spirit” with quotes from great Olympians. In this book, Michael Phelps (who we rather admire of course!) said “It seems as if every day I’m in a sort of dream world. Sometimes you have to sort of pinch yourself to see if it’s really real. I’m just happy I’m in the real world”. Perhaps not quite as poetic or inspirational as Martin Luther King when he began "I have a dream...", but yes Michael – we get you – because hosting the Olympics in the UK still feels rather unreal, doesn’t it? But we pinch ourselves, and yes – it is still raining, but, yes – we are still hosting the Olympics VERY SOON!!
And it isn’t just the grown-ups who are getting into the Spirit of the Olympics here at Puddle Ducks. All our little Puddle Ducks have been going to their very own Puddle Ducks Olympic Games this week – and wow! They have been amazing! We’ve seen some truly great competitor costumes full of Team GB and Union Jacks, we’ve sung our very own Olympic version of our welcome song and enjoyed some truly competitive activities. Who would have thought babies and small children could do rowing, shot-put, synchronised swimming, long jump and swimming through Olympic Rings – all in a swimming pool? And the squeals of laughter and delight from parents, children and teachers alike speak for themselves – we LOVE the Olympics! And we’ve proved they can be just as successful when all the competitors are soaking wet, so let’s hope the rain doesn’t dampen spirits in London either!
Tell us what your favourite activity was in your Olympic lesson this week, for a chance to win a gorgeous Team GB Olympic Duck AND a Puddle Ducks swim nappy. Competition closes at 5pm on Monday 23rd July. Good luck and enjoy!
Posted by Tracy on Tuesday, 17th July 2012Go back to latest posts
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