Got kids who love soccer? Then, you’ll want to grab this easy-to-use and free printable soccer cootie catcher for kids.
Cootie catchers are wonderful ways to have interactive fun with kids. With special themes and topics of interest, you’ll be able to engage your kids and connect as you share giggles.
Ideas for Using This Free Soccer Activity for Fun with Kids
If you know kids who love soccer, then you know how much they appreciate anything soccer-related. From soccer gift ideas to every day fun, soccer activities will be a hit.
This free printable cootie catcher has a soccer theme with fun challenges and questions. It’s perfect for:
- Your special soccer player
- Your soccer team (Are you a soccer coach? Soccer mom? Soccer dad?)
- Classroom fun
- Party fun, especially with a soccer theme
- Party favor
- Rainy day fun
- Family fun
- Homeschool brain break
Some of the ideas suggest using a soccer ball. If you’re indoors, I recommend using a soft ball or a balloon as a replacement.
And feel free to customize these suggestions! Your kids may have awesome ideas for making these prompts even better 🙂
Simple Instructions for Assembling & Using Your Cootie Catcher
Not sure how to put this thing together? It’s really not that hard!
Just follow these steps and you’ll quickly be on your way to enjoying this fun soccer activity 🙂
- Print your soccer-themed cootie catcher.
- Use scissors to cut along the dotted lines of the cootie catcher.
- Fold the cootie catcher in half along one of the center lines. Open and repeat with the other center line.
- Open up cootie catcher and place print down. Fold one corner in to meet the center. Repeat with all corners. You will end up having four corners meet in the center, forming a square.
- Flip over the cootie catcher. Fold corners into the center with numbers pointed in.
- Fold the square in half with numbers touching each other. Unfold and repeat with the other side.
- Note that the original corners will now gently pull out. Insert pointer finger behind one slot and thumb behind the other on the same side. (In this picture, I have my left pointer finger behind FIELD and left thumb behind WHISTLE.) Insert right pointer finger behind GOAL and right thumb behind BALL. (You may switch this up at any point. Just giving an example 😉 )
- Push your fingers and thumbs up to meet the other in the center. Gently manipulate cootie catcher in and out.
- Now it’s time for some fun! The participant picks one of the soccer-themed objects/words (GOAL, BALL, FIELD, or WHISTLE). For each letter of the chosen word, manipulate the cootie catcher.
- Four numbers will appear on the inside of the cootie catcher. The participant selects one number. Manipulate the cootie catcher that number of times.
- Again, four numbers will appear. The participant selects one number. You open the cootie catcher and then the participant must answer the question or perform challenge.
- Repeat and have fun!
Get Your Free Soccer Cootie Catcher!
You’ll get one printable page of soccer cootie catcher fun.
You can print as many copies of this soccer-themed cootie catcher as you need!
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What type of additional skills or questions would your soccer fan like on this cootie catcher?
Also, would you like another sport to be featured in a cootie catcher for more interactive fun?
Drop your ideas in the comments below!