CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

 

Our theme this year is “Celebrations Around the World” to celebrate the Summer Olympics 2021.  In conjunction with the Olympic theme, each week will be based on the various countries that have hosted the Olympics and each of their main celebrations.  Each week will have various dress-up days, games, art projects, and special activities to go along with the theme.  Some of the Fridays have special activities that will have EXTRA FEES. This extra activity fee is to be paid with camp tuition the week before. If paid individually, the single cost for each individual activity is about $5-$10 depending on the activity.  

 

 

WEEK OF:

  1. June 1-4:           Celebrating “New Year’s” with China

  • Let’s start summer off with a New Year by celebrating Chinese New Year. 2021 is a year of the Chinese zodiac sign "Ox". The Ox has long been a symbol of power in Chinese culture and is usually considered to be a more hopeful and fruitful year, so 2021 is expected to bring better luck.  China hosted the Olympics in 2008.  Activities will be based on New Year’s activities and Chinese games and arts & crafts including Chinese lanterns, the Chinese Dragon and writing names in Chinese.

  • Friday – New Year Celebration

 

   2. June 7-11:          Celebrating “Mardi Gras” with Rio / Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro hosted the last Summer Olympics in 2016.  Activities will be based on Brazil, Carnival and Mardi Gras games, activities and arts/crafts

  • Friday – Special Dress Up Day: dress in Mardi Gras costume or colors.

  • Friday – Special Activity: performance from the Samba Man, a Brazilian musician and dancer from NOLA

  • Friday Extra Activity Cost: $10/child

 

   3. June 14-18         Celebrating “Valentine’s Day” with France

  • France has hosted the Olympics five times with the next Olympics in 2024 being their sixth time! Because Paris, France is known as the City of Love, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day.

  • Friday – Special Dress Up Day: wear Red for Love.

  • Friday – Special Activity: Tour de France Bike Day (Bring bike, scooter, skateboard, skates, etc. to ride or walk around gym neighborhood. Don’t forget to bring tennis shoes or appropriate footwear to be outside.)

 

   4. June 21-25:        Celebrating “Easter” with Greece

  • Greece hosted the very 1st Olympics in Athens, Greece in 1896 and then again in 2004. Easter is one of the major celebrations in Greece. All activities and crafts will be based on Greek customs and Easter celebrations.  This is the week of the USA Olympic Trials; so we will be cheering on our very own Coach Morgann in hopes of making it to the Olympics!

  • Friday – Special Dress Up Day: wear Greek God attire / Toga or Easter attire

  • Friday morning activity: egg toss

  • Friday afternoon activity:  Easter Egg Hunt

  • Friday Extra Activity Cost: $5 or 1 doz eggs

 

   5. June 28-July 2:  Celebrating “Cinco de Mayo / Fiesta” with Mexico

  • Mexico celebrates their Freedom Day on May 5 which is known as Cinco de Mayo. A party or celebration in Mexico is known as Fiesta! Mexico hosted the Olympics in 1968. Activities and crafts will be based on Mexico and Fiesta.

  • Friday – Special Dress Up Day: wear fiesta, summer-time clothing.

  • Friday - Special Afternoon activity (1:00-2:30) Movie Day (Ferdinand or CoCo)

 

   6. July 5-9:             Celebrating “4th of July” with the USA

  • The USA celebrates their Freedom Day on July 4 which is known as Independence Day. The USA has hosted 4 Summer Olympic Games (1904, 1932, 1984, & 1996) and will host it again in 2028.  Activities & Arts/Crafts based on good ol’ USA fun.

  • Monday - Special Dress Up Day: wear Red, White, & Blue or Stars & Stripes.

 

   7. July 12-16:         Celebrating “Halloween” with London / United Kingdom

  • London is the only city to have hosted the Olympics 3 times, in 1908, 1948, and 2012! Halloween dates back to ancient Celtic festivities in Ireland, United Kingdom. This week’s activities will be based on London and Halloween.

  • Friday – Special Dress Up Day: dress in costume or Halloween colors

 

   8. July 19-23:       Celebrating “Christmas” with Germany

  • Germany hosted the Summer Olympics in 1936 and 1972. Did you know the first decorated Christmas tree started in Germany?  Christmas is such a major celebration in Germany that the festivities start on Dec. 6 with St. Nicholas Day. The week’s activities will be all Christmas!

  • Friday – Special Dress Up Day: dress in Pajamas or Christmas colors

  • Friday – Special Morning activity (9:00-10:30) Santa Claus visit

  • Friday – Special Afternoon activity (1:00-2:30) Movie Day (Polar Express or Grinch)

  • Friday Extra Activity Cost: $10/child

 

   9. July 26-30:       Celebrating “Sports Day” with Japan

  • Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964 and will be THIS year’s Summer Olympic host. Their Olympic theme is “Discover Tomorrow” by encouraging healthy lifestyles. Next week starts the Olympic Games – Go USA!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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