Potential Potato Events
Here are some possible events for your Potato Olympics, but be creative and the options are virtually limitless!
Diving - Olympians are dropped by their coaches into a bucket of water and water displacement is measured.
Running - Olympians are rolled for distance through a marked area.
Luge -- Olympians are rolled through a luge track made of plywood or tubing.
Bobsled - Olympians are grouped into teams and travel in wooden bobsleds down a plywood ramp.
Bowling -- Coaches roll their Olympians to knock over plastic bottles.
Golf -- A miniature golf course is set up in the class room and coaches put their Olympians through the course.
Shot Put - This can be done by coaches or Olympians depending on the interests of the teacher and coaches. If the Olympians are to fly through the air, it is best if this is done through an elaborate sling shot design and obviously, outside. If the coaches participate in this event, cotton balls can be used for throwing and distance is measured.
Javelin Throw -- Coaches throw plastic straws on behalf of their Olympians and measure distance.