FAMILY OLYMPICS

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spring has sprung and its time for families to get out and enjoy some wholesome recreation together! well, whenever the rain stops anyway… we are hosting an activity for all primary families in our ward.

since the theme this year is Families Are Forever I wanted to do something family oriented and decided on hosting an event that would center around a snippet from The Family: A Proclamation to the World. namely the part about wholesome recreation being important to the family. i thought a FAMILY OLYMPICS would be perfect! i took my basic outline for the event from this creative mom at Little House on the Circle.

my lovely friends came over and helped make 82 of these babies. we even made a few with fruit snack packets for families with allergies.

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SUPPLIES

– Curling Ribbon

Scotch Tape

– candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snack Size (this is a really good price)Fruit Snacks (with a yellow or orange bag)

Fiskars Circle Cutter

– hanger

flat cutting mat

Scissors

Cardstock(yellow and/or orange)

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. start by printing the text on the cardstock.  here is my file, nothing fancy

2. lay out your cutting mat. i first tried to use these Flexible Cutting Boardsi have in the kitchen and they did not allow the circle cutter to work. you need a mat that naturally lies flat to the table. adjust the circle cutter to a little over 2.5″ if you are using my file. stand over the project and apply a lot of pressure to the circle cutter as you rotate it to cut out the paper medals. {you may want to do a few practice cut-outs on a scratch piece of paper first}

3. affix the circles to the candy

4. cut curling ribbon to the length you’d like the necklace to be and affix both ends to the back of the candy package

5. hang each necklace on the hanger as you finish to avoid tangling

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i also printed some simple signs for each event on the extra cardstock i had leftover.  sprints, long jump, disc toss, balance beam, and javelin throw. we are going to do heats of Dads, Moms, and Kids. it will be fun to watch the parents compete and have the kids cheer them on.

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let the games begin!

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