Last June I posted an activity for kids about flags of the world, based on the Football World Cup for “the beautiful game” or soccer as most Australians call it. (The photo above is of this activity.)
This September sees another world cup event, the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand – “the game they play in heaven”. I actually really love rugby. Growing up in Victoria I had no idea about the game until I went to uni and lived in share accommodation with a massive rugby fan, who taught me the basics so I could appreciate the game. My husband also is a lover of rugby who has taught me more about the game and I think am looking forward to the World Cup just as much as he is!
The Australian Rugby team (also known as the Wallabies), haven’t had a stellar run over the last year, but after they defeated All Blacks (New Zealand) during the Tri-Nations rugby union decider between Australia and New Zealand on the weekend, I have much greater hope for good things this world cup 🙂 .
Like we did with the football world cup, we will follow the progression of the Wallabies, by printing out the flags of the team and stick them on our kitchen cupboards grouped in their pools.
I have put together a table below where you can click on the links and go through to a picture of that country’s flag that you can print out and the kids can colour in. In last year’s post I go through the educational benefits of an activity like this for the kid while having some fun!
Rugby World Cup 2011 – Pools