How to do your own sports day with the kids this summer – The Room To Grow games

Posted on 29/07/2021 by Olivia Lowry
Fun, Holidays, Room to Grow

The long awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympics are kicking off this week with the opening ceremony showing this Friday the 23rd July. At Room To Grow we love getting involved in all the fun, from table tennis to taekwondo! There really is something for everyone. The holidays are beginning and it’s time again to keep the little ones entertained, so we’ve rounded up our ultimate Room To Grow Games guide, for endless hours of summer sports fun.

Teams and team names

Now that restrictions have eased, why not join forces with the neighbours children, or other friends from school to create teams for their RTG games event. For younger kids, you could assign a team name or colour, and for older kids, choosing a country’s flag to represent can turn into an impromptu geography lesson- better brush up on your own knowledge first!

A young girl proudly holds a union jack flag to represent team GB.


Tokyo 2020’s mascot is a cute but fierce little figure called Miraitowa, who has special teleporting powers. Let the kids use Miraitowa for inspiration to create their own Japanese-inspired character, or they can decorate their own special mascot to cheer them on from the side lines throughout your Room To Grow games event.

A group of boys in football wear enjoy celebrating their win together by smiling and laughing.

Outdoor activities

-Bean bag throwing into hoops/shoes/buckets/bowls

-Egg and spoon races

-Gymnastics routines

-Discus using frisbees

Indoor activities

-Paper plane making and throwing

-Mini obstacle course

-Balancing games

-Hoola hooping

-Balloon football

Two brothers on an olympic style podium. One holds a trophy and the other is holding a foam finger. They are dressed as super heroes with red and blue capes.

Closing ceremony and medals

It’s time to choose the winners! Who will take gold, silver or bronze? Encourage them to use their creativity to make their own Olympic medals using household items. Medal giving is a time to be proud, so shout about their achievements and praise them for their efforts. All games need a closing ceremony, so get out the homemade confetti, balloons and bunting for a spectacular Room To Grow games celebratory send-off! It’s sure to be a sports day with the kids to remember.

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