Basketball

Basketball was invented in Massachusetts, in the USA, in the late 19th century. A PE instructor at the YMCA was looking for an indoor game which would keep his young men fit and busy during the long winters, and he came up with the idea for basketball, pinning a peach basket up against the wall of the gymnasium. After a while they got fed up with taking the ball out of the basket, and just cut the bottom out!

Now basketball is played all over the world but particularly in America, in schools and colleges, and professionally, and at the Summer Olympics. Two teams of 5 compete in this fast, action-packed game.

Basketball Colouring Page 1

Basketball Colouring Page 1

Younger kids will enjoy colouring in this picture of a basketball player. The eagle-eyed might notice that this basketball player is wearing Team GB's kit from the 2012 London Olympics!

Basketball Colouring Page 2

Basketball Colouring Page 2

Print this basketball colouring page - showing back board, net and basketball. One, two, or three points scored?

Basketball Finger Tracing

Basketball Finger Tracing

Do your youngsters like basketball? Here's a fun way to encourage some writing practice, then!  

Basketball Handwriting Worksheet

Basketball Handwriting Worksheet

Basketball is such a popular sport, there must be a few fans about who will enjoy learning how to write the letters and spell the word with our fun basketball handwriting worksheet!

Basketball Poster

Basketball Poster

Here's a fun basketball poster to print, for younger kids. Use it for display, or perhaps for cutting and sticking.

Basketball Story Paper

Basketball Story Paper

Your child can write about his favourite basketball player, make up a story with himself as the star, or perhaps write a match report with this fun story paper.

Basketball Tracing Worksheet

Basketball Word Tracing

I'm sure there are many young basketball fans out there who will enjoy tracing the word on this fun worksheet, and colouring in the picture of a basketball player.

Basketball Writing Page

Basketball Writing Page

The players in basketball are usually very tall. Can you write a tall story about them on this special writing page? It is also useful for school match reports, the Summer Olympics, or perhaps for your child to write about his or her basketball hero...

Learn to Draw a Basketball Player

Learn to Draw a Basketball Player

With basketball such a popular sport in America and around the world, we couldn't not have one of our "learn to draw tutorials" for a basketball player. Once children have learned the simple techniques, they can of course make their basketball player as tall as they like!

Whose Feet Basketball Player

Whose Feet Basketball Player

Basketball players wear long shorts and, often, colourful shoes like these! Can the kids draw in the rest of the picture?

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