Olympic Fun with JMM

Watch the Olympics themed activity video featuring trivia and a craft.

It’s time for the Summer Olympics which take place every 4 years in a different host city from around the world. This year, the games are being held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23rd until August 8th with different sports events taking place on each day. There will be 339 events across 33 sports with winners receiving either gold, silver, or bronze medals.

This year, there are several Jewish American athletes participating in the Olympics including basketball player Sue Bird, fencers Eli Dershwitz and Jake Hoyl, and beach volleyball player, Alix Klineman. You can learn more about famous Jewish American athletes and explore sports related items from our Collections by following along with our Olympics themed social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Continue reading below to explore Olympics inspired activities and resources for your family to do during and after the games.

Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying our crafts and activities on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use #MuseumFromHome and #JMMOlympics.



Olympic Medals

Create Olympic medals to wear around your neck.

Supplies Needed:

· Plastic lids, such as those from the tops of food containers

· Paper

· Glue or tape

· Scissors

· Ribbon (around 1.5 to 2in. thick)

· Craft supplies such as markers, crayons, and colored paper


Olympic Torch

Create your own torch inspired by the famous Olympic symbol.

Supplies Needed:

· Paper towel roll

· Orange or yellow tissue paper

· Aluminum foil

· Craft materials such as markers or sharpies

· Glue or tape


Olympic Ring Toss

Test your throwing skills with a make-your-own game of ring toss

Supplies Needed:

· Pencil or pen

· Craft supplies such as markers, sharpies, or colored paper

· Paper towel roll

· Clear tape

· Scissors


Keep Discovering:

Explore ideas for how you and your family can play versions of the Olympic games at home here.

Make an edible version of your Olympic medal here.

Learn about the life and career of a major Jewish baseball player in the read aloud of the story You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! here.

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