A couple of friends went to see a match – a real live match… and sent us some photos!!! All the World Cup photos in this post are thanks to our friend Rob – who braved the crowds before us and encouraged us to go!!! Well we were so inspired that we went down to the stadium ourselves… that’s a whole ‘nother post (coming in our Saturday Spot). I knew my kids would want to be part of this. I knew they would want to look back and remember the 2010 soccer and that they had been there.
We had to see all the different fans:
And the gear:
So we did some preparation. Here come some links:
- The Official 2010 Page.
- Activity Village: has a whole lot of fun… and some of my kids have been studying their excellent “How to do kick-ups” movie in detail!!!
- Classroom Jr. has World Cup Coloring Pages.
- From the BBC: How your School can support the World Cup.
- BBC Class Clips: Short videos of South African Kids and their experience. We can’t see them in South Africa but they look so cool I added them in.
- Northwood Primary has fantastic printable games cards: – with country cards for all the participators: each country card has the flag and population facts.
- Face Paint Flags:
- Group A, B and C: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France,Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece, England, U.S.A., Algeria, Slovenia.
- Group D,E and F: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana, Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon, Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia.
- Groups G and H: Brazil, Korea, Cote d’Ivoire, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile.
- iChild has so many great printables: bunting, bookmarks, flags, paper, heaps!!!
- Kaboose has some soccer fun.
- Family fun has a bunch of crafts and games…
- Teaching Ideas has a heap of links and resources lesson plans and fun.
- And in case Soccer just isn’t your thing… Apartment Therapy did a World Cup Special of 13 House Tours from South Africa, in honor of the World Cup.
And we made about a bazillion flags with carpet samples and fabric crayons:
I would quite like to live in some of these countries:
But the preparation of the day was flag faces:
And you can see united allegiance may be a bit of an issue!!!
This is what we are aiming for, The Stadium!!! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah… it’s coming in our Saturday Spot…