Embrace Euro 2016 with these Early Years Resources


Well, it's been a week since the Euro's kicked off in France and with England currently sitting top of their group there's no sign of 'Football Fever' dying down any time soon!

But far from being a distraction for the kids in your class, Euro 2016 could be the very thing to engage your most football fanatical learners.

We've been keeping a watchful eye on the internet over the past few weeks and there are a whole host of FREE resources that you can tap into to bring your kids back 'onside' in the classroom throughout the remainder of the tournament.

Kick-off Euro 2016 in your Classroom: Primary Resources from TES

The folks at TES recognise that even for those who are not so enthused by the beautiful game, the tournament still offers up a lot of exciting cross-curricular learning opportunities for your students.

They've collated a selection of primary lesson and activity ideas to engage pupils over the coming weeks; from Football-themed Phonics to Interactive Euro 2016 Maths Quizzes, there's something for everyone.

The complete list of Euro 2016 primary resources from TES can be found here.

Football Crazy – 6 Free Primary Resources from Teachwire

Teachwire have also highlighted some fab free resources from various organisations to help get your kids engaged with a range of lessons.

We love the idea of running your own European Championship with the kids or using the Euro's to help children embrace a second language!

Teachwire's resource round-up can be found in it's entirety here.  


Teaching Activities to Celebrate Euro 2016 from Collins

This series of activities from Collins Primary aims to help your class get into the excitement of Euro 2016 whilst learning new skills and knowledge.

Featuring detailed activities, games and lesson plans, this is a top resource for anyone looking to inject a bit of football fun into their lessons during the tournament. 


If you're a primary or nursery teacher/practitioner or children's sports coach looking to develop your skills or progress professionally, why not check out our new Physical Activity in Early Childhood module.

eveloped and delivered in conjunction with the Football Association, this module has been created to support professionals who wish to develop their knowledge and aims to help them shape the provision of high quality programmes for children so that early engagement is a positive and enjoyable experience.

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