Indoor Activity: Inspiring Olympic Stories

Learn about three athletes who did BIG things to make their dreams come true! (It’s called perseverance!)



Eric 'The Eel' Moussambani

This Olympic swimmer only JUST learned to swim before competing!



Kerri Strug

This gymnast achieved GOLD on a near-broken ankle!




Emil Zatopek

This friendly runner didn't know he could drink water and food during his race, but won anyway!



Now it’s your turn! Grab some pencils or crayons and some paper, and then write down or draw:


Something you are REALLY GOOD at

Something you want to try someday


Now show your friend or your mom or your dog how you do that thing you are REALLY GOOD at. Teach them what you know. Then find out three facts about the thing you want to try someday, and make a plan for TRYING it, no matter what.


(Images and cool stories via Reader’s Digest)






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