Tuesday, July 6, 2010

K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet

K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet (Alphabet Books)
  • Make flags to represent some of the World Cup Teams.
  • Learn some World Cup Facts in this quiz from National Geographic for Kids; older kids may be able to take the quiz independently.
  • At the easel or art table, provide white paper cut in circles. Encourage children to design their own soccer balls.
  • More World Cup Activities such as 100 Facts About the World Cup, The 2010 World Cup Anthem, Soccer Dictionary, and a ton of other links from Teacher Planet.
  • Still more World Cup activities from Activity Village, a UK site.
  • Get a soccer ball and learn some easy soccer moves or try these inflatable soccer balls ($9.99 per dozen) from Oriental Trading.
  • Learn about South Africa in these BBC Learning Zone Clips.
  • Check out these Soccer Printables from Kaboose.
  • Compare American Football with Football (i.e. soccer). For example:
    • Similarities: both sports use a ball; both players wear a uniform; both sports have a goal; etc.
    • Differences: one ball is round, the other is oblong; you can use your hands in football but not in soccer; players wear helmets in football; etc.
More Soccer Books:

Soccer World: Mexico: Explore the World Through SoccerFroggy Plays SoccerMy Soccer Book


  1. Thanks! My boys are crazy over the World Cup and we just bought that book, so I'm glad to read your ideas!

  2. Awesome selection - I love them all. I just can't go into a children's bookstore without loading up.



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