Rugby World Cup kids activity – flags in a cup (printable)

This year’s Rugby World Cup opens this Friday so this printable is just in time. Laurence is well into rugby (I am trying to be a bit more open) and he’d love the girls to get a taste for it too. He’s even taking Talitha to see Fiji and Australia play in Cardiff next week. We thought it would be fun to theme some activities around the Rugby World Cup so he’s put together this flag printable to get us all familiar with the countries playing.

The idea is that we’ll take a flag out every time a team gets knocked out. In the meantime, we’re enjoying which flag goes with which country and look at them on our world map on the wall and in our children’s atlas.

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The back of each flag has the country’s name and is coloured according to pool. For the uninitiated (like me), there are five countries in a pool. They all play each other and the two with the most points (they get points for winning or drawing) move forward. Once that happens, you can remove three flags from each group. You could choose to make it a cup per group but we decided to have all of ours in a cup.

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You will need 20 drinking straws or skewers, glue (a gluestick is easiest), scissors and a print out of the PDF. More detailed instructions in the PDF (download below). Have fun!

Download: Circus-Queen_RWC_2005_flag_printable
Rugby World Cup 2015 kids activity - flags in a cup


Five Autumn Printables for Preschoolers

I think every year I stay in the UK, I love Autumn all the more. Now that my three-year-old notices the little changes that herald in a new season, we’re really celebrating it. Here are a few of the Autumn printables we’ve enjoyed recently, courtesy Twinkl.

Numbers 0-20 on Autumn leaves
(pictured above)

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Autumn playdough mats

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Autumn display photos

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EYFS Messy Play Recipe Card Autumn Leaves in Mud

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Bread recipe sheets

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Autumn leaf sequencing worksheet

It amused me that when my mum (who lives in Trinidad) suggested I have a look at Twinkl for preschool ideas I could surprise her by saying that they’d actually given me a year’s subscription to review on this blog. Clearly, such is the reach of Twinkl!

The resources on there seem to just go on and on – they’re so extensive. They are organised by subject, theme and educational stages (early years, Key stages one and two and SEN). There’s also a pretty vibrant forum on there – a great resource in itself.

I’ve been having fun with my laminator and Talitha’s loved just about every activity we’ve tried. I’m so looking forward to using some of their Bonfire night and Christmas resources. It suits my needs as a parent and my mum’s as a teacher.

Anyhoo, do you have any fun plans for this Autumn?