Indoor Football Activities – Indoor Football Games

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 | by Laura Murdoch | No Comments

Last Updated on: 7th December 2021, 03:01 pm

Don’t worry, we’re not trying to encourage your children to start a kickabout with their favourite Pendle footballs in the house. Instead, we’ve come up with a few suggestions for how they can get their football fix while they’re stuck inside.

Be creative

1. Blow Football

This is a fun game that definitely won’t cause any damage and is really easy to set up. You’ll probably already have everything you need at home.

Drinking straws

What you’ll need:

  • 2 straws
  • 2 pieces of paper/card
  • Scissors
  • A pen
  • A ruler
  • Some foil

Children making crafts

How to:

  1. Fold a piece of paper in half.
  2. Make a fold along each end of the paper so the goal will stand up.
  3. Mark out your goal on one half of the paper. Cut out the middle.
  4. Do the same thing on the other piece of paper.
  5. Scrunch the extra paper into a ball and cover in tin foil.
  6. Set up your goals on either side of a table and start playing.

To see what you’re aiming for, check out this tutorial.

Football stadium

Make your own stadium

You can play this game on a normal tabletop but you could also take inspiration from our DIY table football and turn an old shoebox into a stadium. Get your children to decorate it however they want.

DIY Craft Supplies

2. Finger Puppet Football

This is another great little game that gives your kids something creative to do as well.

Finger puppets

What you need:

  • Card/paper
  • Scissors
  • Coloured pens and pencils

You can either design your own footballers or you can search for free templates on the internet to print out:

Football finger puppet templates
Female football finger puppet templates

Child painting

How to:

  1. Cut out your football players.
  2. Colour them in. Try copying your favourite Pendle football kit.
  3. Cut out the finger holes.
  4. Scrunch a piece of paper into a ball.
  5. Play.

If you wanted to, you could make your own goals and draw out a football pitch on a piece of green paper.

Football penalty shoot out

3. Penalty Game

This is another great tabletop game that you can make with your children. You’re basically creating a form of catapult using elastic bands that will shoot your ball towards a goal. It’s a lot of fun.

Elastic bands


The method for this game is a little more complicated. We’ve found a great tutorial online that is easy to follow and has a handy video guide. Or there is a slightly simpler version in this YouTube video.


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