Contributed by Leanne Guenther
With the Olympics coming up, I thought I'd start some Sports Buddies crafts for the kids to enjoy. Sammy Soccer is my fifth addition to the Sports Buddies (this is my oldest daughter, Tasha's favorite sports buddy -- she's 10 and LOVES to play soccer). I'll be adding others to the Sports Crafts index as I make them.
Here in Canada we call the sport soccer but I realize it's called Football in other parts of the world... If you live in one of these places, you can call him Franky Football instead.
I wince a little bit doing these buddies because I can imagine all the
requests for buddies with specific country or team colors. Sammy Soccer was made with
Greece in mind -- I figured Greece deserved some consideration as the birthplace
of the Olympics and the host of the 2004 summer games. Sammy would work
for a number of other countries as well including Israel, Argentina, Finland and
El Salvador. I will try to make each Sports Buddy a unique color scheme so that hopefully you can find at least one
of them that suits your preferences. And keep in mind -- you can
always print the templates in B&W and then color them in whatever way