Indoor Games for Kids

Portable Soccer Game

Make a portable soccer game.
Make a portable soccer game.
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The portable soccer game lets kids enjoy all the action of their favorite sport. This tabletop version gets kids in on the action by making an easy playing board. When kids play this indoor game, they'll understand why soccer is the most popular sport in the world.

What You'll Need:

  • Berry basket
  • Scissors
  • Large rectangular piece of cardboard
  • Twist ties
  • Green and white paint or markers
  • Paintbrush (optional)
  • Aluminum foil

Step 1: Cut the berry basket in half; each half will be a goal.Step 2: Place a berry-basket goal in the middle of the short end of the cardboard. Start on the right side of the berry basket. Poke two holes next to each other in the cardboard -- one on the inside of the basket, the other on the outside.

Step 3: Repeat for the left side of the basket. Attach the goal to the cardboard by bending a twist tie through each pair of holes in the cardboard. Twist the tie ends together underneath the cardboard. Repeat the process for the other short side of the cardboard with the other berry-basket goal.Step 4: Paint or use markers to make the cardboard look like a soccer field, using green for grass and white for the boundary lines.

Step 5: Make a ball from foil.

Step 6: Turn your hand into a soccer player -- use your pointer and middle fingers as legs to kick the ball. It's now time to find an opponent and start playing!

Playing portable soccer requires coordination. Continue reading to learn about a game that tests your mental coordination.

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