We all know that kids learn best when they are engaged. Unfortunately, getting them engaged with their least favourite subjects is easier said than done. With children, having their work themed to something they are interested in can make a big difference to how they engage with education. I’ve previously written about the Minecraft themed Learning resources my kids love so I thought I’d share some resources related to my kid’s other passion, football.
Football Themed Maths Worksheets
The first source to mention for really good football themed learning is Premier League Primary Stars. Premier League Primary Stars is initiative set up by the premier league to use the appeal of premier league football to inspire learning in primary schools. The resources in the site have been historically aimed at teachers but they have responded to lockdown by adding lots of home learning resources. You can find their great range of maths activities on their website.
Primary Resources has collated a great collection of football themed maths worksheets. While a lot of them were created for the World Cup there are plenty of great activities like looking at stadium capacities and squad statistics.
Santander have recently gone in to partnership with the F2 Freestylers to provide some great football themed maths resources. They include these maths games in partnership with Twinkl and daily videos on You Tube.
Football Themed Literacy Resources
As with the maths, Premier League Primary Stars have some great English activities. If you have an Arsenal fan in the house, they have also created some Key Stage 2 learning packs.
If you struggle to get your child to write, then story starters can help. We’ve put together a collection of 4 football story starters that you can download and print. Each one has a picture and a story introduction. Children can either carry on the story from the introduction provided or just create there own taking inspiration from the picture.
Sometimes getting kids reading can be hard but finding the right book is key. The School Run has put together a list of football themed books for kids. It includes both fiction and non fiction. If your child has read any of the Tom Palmer Football academy series, he has created some great resources to support literacy related to his books. They are available on his website, scroll towards the bottom for the football based ones.
Word searches are a great way to practice spelling. Check out this word search based on English football teams. You can also create your own word searches on the site. You could create them for your kids or even let them create their own to share with their friends.
Other Football Themed Learning Resources
If you’re struggling to cover the PE aspect of home learning then Premier League Primary Stars has this great pack for training like a footballer at home. They also have some good PSHE resources, in particular, the resilience pack.
Tottenham Hotspur’s have also created a great home learning pack that covers lots of different topics.
There are also plenty of sites where you can download football themed colouring sheets (great first developing fine motor skills). Check out Top Colouring Sheets, and Cool Color pages. The Imagination Box has some colouring activities that are slightly more creative. You can find some templates for designing your own football on the TES website.
If you find any great football themed learning resources do share them in the comments.
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