Kids and the Rugby World Cup

We love rugby, Mr A used to play and with a two National teams to support the kids are able to witness great sportsmanship from their parents… well, sometimes.

With tickets to see two games (adults only – did you see the prices!?!?) we wanted to engage with the kids in something we love and enjoy. So, as well as being allowed to stay up late to watch the Opening Ceremony we also came across these books which have proved very popular. I’ve already mentioned our love of Mr Men books, so this was perfect reading material – those All Reds looked unbeatable until the Mr Men pulled out all the stops…. The Rugby Sticker book is great for all our mix of ages, and there are over 300 stickers, so it should last until the Final? The Official RWC Activity Book, is a little more indepth, there are a range of games, wordsearches and other more skilled activities, but there are also some stickers and genuinely interesting information about the history of the competition and the countries competing. We particularly enjoyed finding the national flags, and then decided to look up the national animals for some of our favourites.

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5 more (mostly free) activities we have enjoyed…

  • Designing our own rugby shirts, just pens and scrap paper but surprisingly absorbing.
  • Creating a family Hakka
  • Made a chart to fill in with team names up to the Final
  • Playing sock rugby in the garden
  • Creating our dream rugby team by cutting up magazines… these were the kids magazines – I’m not convinced Tree Fu Tom would make a great Tight Head?

Enjoy the match x

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