World Cup for Kids Series
Announcing a new series from Multicultural Kid Blogs: World Cup for Kids! This series will focus on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as a way to teach kids about geography and global cooperation.
Be sure to pick up a copy of our World Soccer Cup 2014 Activity Pack for Kids!
See Why Kids Love the World Cup!
Host a World Cup Party for Kids!
Join our Twitter Chats during the Games
Follow #MKBWorldCup during the games and opening ceremonies!
Be sure to follow our World Cup for Kids Board on Pinterest!
Learn about the countries of this year’s 2014 World Cup!
Follow along as we explore the cultures of the teams who will be participating in this year’s games. Below is a list of the countries playing in the 2014 World Cup, along with the bloggers who will be teaching us about them. Look for a new post on each country, each time its team plays!
|ArgentinaHost: LadyDeeLG||AustraliaHost: Adventure Bee|
|1. Algerian Green Beans||1. 10 Fun Facts||1. Aboriginal Dot Painting|
|2. Sweet Couscous||2. 5 Yummy Treats||2. Australian Animals Yoga|
|3. Algerian Snow White||3. 5 Inventions From Argentina!||3. Damper Bread|
|4. Arabic Resources for Kids||4. Pope Francis||Eliminated|
|Eliminated||5. Lionel Messi|
|BelgiumHost: Growing Up Gabel||Bosnia-HerzegovinaHost: Kid World Citizen||BrazilHost: Head of the Heard|
|1. Belgian S’mores||1. Bosnia Profile||1. What Is Brazil Famous For?|
|2. Authentic Belgian Sugar Waffles||2. Religions of Bosnia||2. Brazil’s Flag|
|3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts||3. Stewed Apple Dessert||3. Why Brazilian Dogs Don’t Support Brazil|
|4. Biscoff No Bake Pie||Eliminated||4. Brazil’s National Anthem – A Cappella Style|
|5. 15 Kid-Friendly Recipes||5. Blind Leading the Blind?|
|Eliminated||6. Football-Inspired Music|
|7. Brazil Is Still Here|
|CameroonHost: Marie’s Pastiche||ChileHost: Kid World Citizen||ColombiaHost: Mama Tortuga|
|1. Ginger Beer||1. Chile Profile||1. Selección Colombia|
|2. Children’s Books About Cameroon||2. Two Famous Chilean Poets||2. Match 2|
|3. Toghu Cloth Craft||3. Chilean Salad||3. Match 3|
|Eliminated||Eliminated||4. Arepuelas Recipe|
|Costa RicaHost: All Done Monkey||Côte d’IvoireHost: Marie’s Pastiche||CroatiaHost: Chasing the Donkey|
|1. Children’s Books About Costa Rica||1. Bissap Drink||1. Flag of Croatia|
|2. Empanadas||2. Children’s Books About Côte d’Ivoire||2. Colouring-In Sheets|
|3. Top 10 Places to Visit with Kids in San José||3. Senufo Animal Art||3. Elderflower Cordial|
|4. Volcano Birthday Party||Eliminated||Eliminated|
|EcuadorHost: Kid World Citizen||EnglandHost: Head of the Heard||FranceHost: La Cité des Vents|
|1. Ecuador Profile||1. Marking Life by World Cups||1. Crepes|
|2. Galápagos Giant Tortoise||2. Anyone But England||2. Paris Promenade|
|3. From the Executive Box||3. 10 Songs in French about Foreign Countries|
|Eliminated||Eliminated||4. Wedding in France|
|5. French Geography for Kids|
|GermanyHost: Laugh and Learn||GhanaHost: Kid World Citizen||GreeceHost: Marie’s Pastiche|
|1. Architecture for Toddlers||1. Ghana profile||1. Greek Lantern Drink|
|2. Bremen Town Musicians||2. Kente Cloth Craft||2. Children’s Books About Greece|
|3. German Engineering & Playmobil||3. Fried Plantains||3. Worry Bead Craft|
|4. Playing with Bubbles||Eliminated||4. Celebrate Your Name Day|
|5. Gummy Bear Activities||Eliminated|
|5. Pirate Activities||Eliminated|
|7. Mud Bowl Fruit Punch|
|HondurasHost: Mama Tortuga||IranHost: All Done Monkey||ItalyHost: Homeschool Ways|
|1. Selección Honduras||1. Children’s Books About Iran||1. Eros Ramazzotti|
|2. Match 2||2. Pomegranate Popsicles & Pistachio “Ice Cream”||2. Pizza Recipe|
|3. Match 3||3. Tectonic Plates Activity||3. Pasta Dish|
|JapanHost: Melibelle in Tokyo||Korea RepublicHost: Adventure Bee||MexicoHost: Kid World Citizen|
|1. Snacks for a World Cup Party||1. Quick, Magical Kimchi||1. Mexico Profile|
|2. How Do You Say “Go! Fight! Win!”||2. A Korean Cinderella||2. Mariachi Music|
|3. Bowing Out||3. Korean Pancakes (Hotteok)||3. Frida Kahlo|
|Eliminated||Eliminated||4. Paletas, Mexican Popsicles|
|NetherlandsHost: 30 Minute Crafts||NigeriaHost: My Twintopia||PortugalHost: The piri-piri lexicon|
|1. Easy to Make Faux Delft Blue||1. Green Is for Agriculture||1. Chorizo Bread|
|2. Printable Windmill Craft||2. Culture Shock||2. Fado: Portugal’s Popular Music|
|3. Perpetual Birthday Calendar Printable||3. Getting Around in Lagos||3. Saints’ Festivals|
|4. Easy Mondrian Art for Kids||4. 10 Things You May Not Know||Eliminated|
|5. DIY Bike Tassel||Eliminated|
|6. Embroidered Tulip Shirt|
|7. Dutch Wooden Shoe|
|RussiaHost: Laugh and Learn||SpainHost: MarocMama||SwitzerlandHost: My Daylights|
|1. Cupcake Castles||1. World Cup Fever||1. Swiss Music|
|2. Treasure Chest & Precious Stones||2. Seeing Spain from a Bus||2. Basel Cookies: Christmas in a Dessert|
|3. Birds in Art & Dance|
|UruguayHost: Las Vegas Moms Blog||USAHost: Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes|
|1. La Celeste||1. Lighthouse Craft|
|2. Mateando||2. Monarch Butterfly Book & Craft|
|3. Fun Facts About Uruguay||3. American Comfort Food|
|4. Raising a Team Player with Great Sportsmanship||4. Happy Birthday, USA!|
Flag images courtesy of Wikipedia
The World Cup for Kids project kicked off last November with a photo contest. The winner was announced on December 5. Congratulations to La Famille Brown for submitting the winning photo below!
Explore the World Through the World Cup
The World Cup is a great opportunity to teach children about the world. Here are the other posts in this series so far:
- Hosting a World Cup Party for Kids from Marie’s Pastiche
- Beyond the World Cup: Brazil’s Next Generation from Head of the Heard
- Make Your Own Vuvuzela from Making Multicultural Music
- Introducing Ball Skills from Chasing the Donkey
- Football’s World Cup – more than just a game from Dad’s the Way I Like It
- Brazilian and the Beach from Head of the Heard
- Making Meaningful Connections with Kids Through Sports from Pennies of Time
- 3 Brazilian Treats from the piri-piri lexicon
- Counting Down to the World Cup from Dad’s the Way I Like It
Make sure to follow along on our World Cup for Kids Pinterest board!
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