The Winter Olympics are underway in Vancouver, and the mascots, Miga, Quatchi and Sumi, provide children the opportunity to learn all about the Olympic Games in a fun and entertaining way. In addition, the three lovable characters have their own page on the official Vancouver Olympics website with fun games and engaging activities for kids of all ages. The mascots are the perfect way to spark your own child’s interest in the Winter Olympics, the athletes and the on-going competition.
Miga is a young sea bear who lives in the ocean with her family pod, beyond Vancouver island, near Tofino, British Columbia. Sea bears are part killer whale and part bear. Quatchi is a young sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada. Quatchi is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends. Sumi is an animal spirit who lives in the mountains of British Columbia. Like many Canadians, Sumi’s background is drawn from many places. He wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear.
All three mascots are much more lovable than Atlanta’s Olympic mascot for the 1996 Summer Games. Izzy was a blue abstract, animated character that never seemed to catch on. Because he was a fantasy figure, Izzy wasn’t warm and cuddly like Miga, Quatchi and Sumi.
To help kids get excited about the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, click on the official website to play games and engage in fun and educational activities. Online games, like Soaring Sumi, Shootout Shutout, Operation Recycle and Which Mascot Are You Like will spark your child’s interest in the Winter Games. Plus, the site also features E-cards, craft and color projects and fun wallpapers.
Related articles about the Winter Olympics:
- Winter Olympics in Vancouver: Fun facts, slideshow, printables and games
- ‘Today’ at the Winter Olympics: Matt Lauer first to broadcast live from Vancouver’
- ‘We are the World’ to debut internationally during Vancouver Opening Ceremony
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