At Home Activities
Fancy showing off your creative football flair in the house – without breaking any ornaments or plant pots?
Get stuck into some of the National Football Museum’s family-friendly activities. Check out the full line-up of workbooks, craft activities, colouring sheets and how-to walkthroughs below.
We always love to see what football goods you produce. Be sure to show us via our Twitter account, @NFMCommunities, and we’ll share our favourites!
Rewrite the Rules
Take inspiration from the FA’s first Laws of the Game and create your very own Minute Book in our three-part activity. Using the original laws, we want children to think about the rules of the game, the clubs that play the sport, the tactics they use and how we treat one another on and off the pitch.
Children’s Football Writing Festival
A year on from the first Children’s Football Writing Festival, the National Football Museum hosted some of its favourite children’s authors online in a special virtual edition of the festival. Get involved and download our activity worksheet here: cutt.ly/5kBCVcP
Lily Parr Football Timeline
Learn how to make your very own football timeline, inspired by 20th century history maker Lily Parr, in our latest craft activity. Download our resource pack by clicking here.
Get creative around the house with our latest how-to series! Lift your own tinfoil trophy, design mini origami shirts, build your own table football pitch and craft a unique football-themed sculpture, all using everyday household objects.
Kicking Off Your Creativity with Matt Oldfield
Rewrite key moments in football history with the National Football Museum and Ultimate Football Heroes co-author Matt Oldfield in these weekly creative writing challenges. Don’t forget to share your finished stories with us using the links below!
Matt Oldfield’s top creative writing tips
Send us your stories via email by clicking here
Share them on Twitter via @NFMCommunities
Learn more about some of the key figures and objects in the game via our bite-sized First 11 videos. Explore the early history of the game, the story of the FA Cup, England‘s greatest players and the development of women’s football in our new series.
Strip! Activity Workbook
All the fun of our latest exhibition, jam-packed into one activity book! Answer tricky quiz questions, spot the subtle differences in our kits, decipher the history of the football shirt and make your own origami jerseys.
Strip! True Colours kit template
What would your ultimate football kit look like? Download our True Colours kit templates and draw your own shirts, featuring stripes or stars, hoops or chevrons – whatever you fancy! Don’t forget to share your finished designs with us on Twitter at @NFM_learn, or with our esteemed shirt expert John Devlin @TrueColoursKits.
Design Your Own Crest
How would your ideal football club crest look? What shape would it take? Would it feature animals or mythical creatures? Create your very own badge, either for the team you support or an entirely new team of your choosing!
Click here to download our crest templates
Women’s World Cup colouring-in sheets
Download our Women’s World Cup colouring-in sheets, featuring illustrations from artist Tim Godden. Bring colour to some of the stars of tournaments gone by, including Marta, Steph Houghton and Erin Cuthbert!
Goal Click: Pop Up Polaroids
Take inspiration from our Goal Click exhibition and make your very own pop-up polaroid cardboard camera, featuring some of the stars of the Women’s World Cup. All you need is scissors, glue and card!
Click here to download the templates
Click here to download PDF instructions
Trench Football activity
During the First World War, games like Trench Football became popular in households across Britain. Print off our double-sided sheet and you can make your own version of the traditional ball-in-a-maze puzzle game.
Good on Paper activity
Could you be the next voice of Match of the Day? Learn some of the key techniques of sports journalism in one of the museum’s most popular sessions, Good on Paper, which focuses on literacy, public speaking and confidence. Write your own broadcast script and have a go yourself – bonus points if you share a clip of your commentary with us! All additional resources for Good on Paper can be found here.
School session resources
Traditional curriculum subjects, explored through the beautiful game. Explore our range of learning resources, covering topics from history, literacy and maths to leisure and tourism, by clicking below. The perfect way to keep kids engaged at home!