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UEFA and Disney encourage children to be ‘Incredibly’ active

UEFA launches Play at Home with Playmakers, featuring characters from Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2, to help children across Europe have fun while staying safe at home.

Children across Europe can now play the roles of their favourite characters from Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 while staying active at home – thanks to a new initiative launched by UEFA and Disney.

Play at Home with Playmakers is an extension of UEFA’s first ever pan-European grassroots programme for 5-8 year old girls, Playmakers, which uses Disney’s storytelling to inspire regular exercise – and kickstart a love of football.

With six chapters available to download from the website, parents and guardians can access free Disney and Pixar Incredibles 2 themed activities that explore each of the film’s main characters through elements of reading, playing, creating and telling.

Each of the six chapters are themed on a different Incredibles 2 character – Elastigirl, Mr Incredible, Violet, Dash, Jack-Jack and Frozone – and begin by exploring their personality. Children can recreate their powers using household objects and their imagination in a range of activities designed to work on their movement, as well as introduce them to basic football skills, with an emphasis on fun.

Each chapter also includes a task-based activity, including colouring-in a picture of Mr Incredible or role-playing an interview with Elastigirl, with family members encouraged to share photos and videos online using the hashtag #UEFAPlaymakers, so that children can see how others are taking part.

“We are happy to have expanded our Playmakers programme to a ‘play at home’ series, where children and their families can be active and have fun together,” commented Nadine Kessler, UEFA chief of women’s football. “During these unprecedented times we want to ensure that we can help provide great ways to keep young children entertained and motivated with play and football.

“We are hoping that families across Europe will enjoy using their imaginations through Disney’s magical storytelling, allowing everyone to escape at little bit into another world, all while staying safe at home.”

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