From 32 teams down to 2: the World Cup Final is set for Sunday and either the Netherlands or Brazil will remain as the 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion. Every four years soccer takes the spotlight internationally, but it is a popular and growing sport among youth here in North America! Are your kids more excited about soccer thanks to this huge event? Here are some soccer-themed toys to keep Cup fever going.
Fun for the Field
In the backyard, at the park, or even on your summer trip, you can quickly make a soccer field! All you need is the Pop-Up Mini Soccer Goal by from Franklin Sports. The goal is 3 feet by 2 feet and has pegs to secure it to the ground. It also simply folds up into a (you guessed it) soccer ball shaped bag. (We also have the Pop-Up Junior Soccer Goal that is over 4 feet by 3 feet.)
You’ve got the goals, now what about the ball? Your kids can stand out AND get crafty with the Design Your Own Soccer Ball Kit. The ball is standard, regulation size 5 and hand-sewn, and the kit comes with a pump and the paint for a one-of-a-kind creation.
Just like on the soccer field, the ball is seen mid-air indoors with the Zero-G Sports Levitating Soccer Ball Set. Isn’t that cool?
The sport doesn’t have to be far from your kids’ minds as they read, write or study thanks to the Soccer Lap Desk. All of Three Cheers lap desks are made of wood with a festive, screen-printed design. The attached pillow is even removable, and has a zippered storage compartment.
Soccer Goes Green
A soccer themed find from our Eco-Friendly Toys area is the Soccer Eco Radio! No batteries required, these radios are kid powered! Crank it to charge it up. Best of all, the Eco Radio also includes a cell phone charging cable and 5 different adapters.