Are your kids glued to the tv watching the winter Olympics non-stop? We logged some serious tv hours over the weekend watching skiing, skating and hockey. We've also been talking about Sochi (where it is, what it is known for, why they are killing all of the stray dogs, etc.).
The Olympic Games obviously inspire kids to dream about how they might be Olympians one day. But the games are also an opportunity to talk about different cultures represented at this international extravaganza.
Since my kids have been asking lots of questions about Russia, we downloaded these templates from Cultural Care Au Pair to make our own Matroyshka Dolls and dabble in some Russian architecture by making traditional Onion Dome buildings. These crafts are easy to execute and your kids will actually learn a thing or two about Russian culture along the way (in between bob sled runs and curling practice in the back yard).
You can download the templates for both of these crafts here.