You know what it’s like. You’re all prepared to sit down and watch Le Tour de France, and the kids promise they’ll be quiet. However, at some point, they’re going to get bored! So, to help you out, here is the Cycle Sprog guide to Tour de France kids activities, to help keep your kids entertained during the race.
Tour de France kids activities: colouring pictures
This can be a bit distracting, as your kids will need to watch the TV with you. But if you’re keen to get them interested in the race, and happy to have additional running commentary throughout the race, then why not try the Cycle Sprog Tour de France version of the traditional i-spy books.
Here’s some ideas to get you going:
1 point each for yellow, white, green and pokla dot jerseys; each national flag you spot
2 points: Near miss with a spectator; Tractors lined up in a row
3 points: Spectator trying to run at same pace as cyclists; a Puncture
4 points: Spectator running faster than cyclists; Cyclist receiving medical help whilst still pedalling
5 points: Crash between cyclists; a yellow sheep
10 points: Crash with a dog; a polka dot sheep
50 points: British cyclist winning the Stage
100 points: British cyclist winning the Tour
You get the idea – you can make up your own points system as you go along.
Tour de France computer games for kids
Why not improve their language skills while you watch the action? Get them learning some French words, while playing one of the three versions of Tour de France themed Solataire. There is also plenty of scope for family rivalry in the crossword and quiz on the same link, if your French is up to it.
Everything a child needs to know about the Tour de France
Kids are always asking questions, and none more so than when you’re trying to concentrate on something else. So, to help we’ve put together a series of kids guides to the Tour de France. Enjoy the race!!
We hope you enjoyed our guide to Tour de France Kids Activities. We’d love to hear if you’ve got any other ideas for keeping your kids quiet whilst you watch Le Tour de France. Do get in touch via Facebook or Twitter
This post on Tour de France Kids Activities was first published in June 2011 and has been updated for subsequent Tours
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