Free football-themed resources to help with home schooling children


Keep the kids informed and entertained with decent football content

With everyone adjusting to the government’s measures to deal with coronavirus we wanted to help. As a football magazine, we weren’t sure what we could do, other than a distraction. However, we also thought we could offer something more practical for the hundreds of thousands of football-mad children who have no matches and now need to be schooled at home.

That’s why we’ve dug out a selection of features from Kickaround, our children’s football magazine that closed in September 2019, and made them available to download for free. We thought some features could be used as resources for reading or writing exercises, while others offer a bit of language, geography, history or maths. If nothing else, they may be a good way of keeping the kids entertained for a while. They were written for the age bracket of 7-13.

Please download them, print them off, put them on tablets, whatever you want – they are completely free, we’d just be happy to see them being used and enjoyed again. Most importantly, stay safe everyone.

Know your history
Around the world in 95 matches
Christmas traditions
Hand of God
How pigeons delivered the first football tweets
How to make a Victorian football
One nil to the elephants
Rebel women
The dog that found the 1966 World Cup
The dog who loved football
The inventor of football stickers
The world’s biggest defeat
Walter Tull
White Horse FA Cup final

Who are ya?
AFC Wimbledon
Brighton and Hove Albion
Doncaster Belles
Durham Women
Norwich City
Nottingham Forest
Oxford United
Preston North End
Sheffield United
West Ham United

My life in football
Johnny Phillips
Kelly Cates
Liv Cooke

The season when…
Aberdeen were champions
Arsenal were invincible
Atletico stunned Spain
Blackburn were champions
Everton broke Liverpool’s dominance
Leeds United were champions
Liverpool won the league on the final day
Manchester United won the Treble
Reading were record breakers
Tottenham won the Double
Wolves were champions

Build your fantasy five-a-side team
Champions League winners knockout
Football firsts
Football phrases in foreign languages
Giant stadiums part 1
Giant stadiums part 2
How to be a referee
Lego – construct a stadium
Lego – FC Brickstand
Lily and the Rockets
Roy of the Rovers
The real Champions League
Where do your boots come from part 1
Where do your boots come from part 2
Who are the best champions?