DOT Magazine Volume 23 / Football

Aimed at preschoolers, DOT carries stories and games all aimed to foster imagination, creativity and fun in children aged 5 and under. DOT is published quarterly and explores themes such as Birds, Jokes, Numbers, Sounds or Opposites. Unlike magazines of today, DOT is not a throw away title. Just like much loved children’s magazines and annuals of the past it is designed to be collected, kept, handed down and revisited.

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play like a pro

In professional football, each team has 11 players. A game is played with one referee and two assistant referees, whose job is to make sure all of the rules are followed. Pushing, kicking another player, arguing with the referees and holding the ball are not allowed. They are called ‘fouls’. If a player fouls, they get a yellow card. If they get two yellow cards in one match, they are given a red card and sent home! No one is allowed to use their hands, except the goalkeeper, who tries to stop the ball from going into the net! To be counted as a goal, the ball must go over the goal line. If it hits the post and bounces outside of the line, it is not a goal. Teams play for 45 minutes and have…

what a trick!

Bicycle Kick. Jump backwards into the air to kick the ball over your head. Hop the World. Kick the ball up with one foot and when the ball is in the air, the other foot goes around it. Header. ‘Kick’ the ball with your head. Nutmeg. Kick the ball in between the legs of another player to go past them! Keepie-uppies. Bounce the ball on one of your knees or your head without making it drop! Back Heel. Kick the ball with the back of your heel. The 360. Put one foot on the ball and turn your body around it in a full circle before shooting. Toe Bounce. Bounce the ball on your toes without dropping it!…

happy & grumpy play football

Happy had decided that today was a good day to play football! Happy was warming up with a game of head juggle. Grumpy had a headache already. Happy was in a good mood. Grumpy, not so much. Happy was excited because football is fun! Grumpy wasn’t sure. Happy ran the full length of the pitch at great speed. Grumpy wondered whether cycling was allowed. Happy was ready for kick-off. Grumpy thought, is it time for a quick nap yet? Happy was the greatest scorer the world had ever seen. Grumpy had found the perfect way to enjoy football: goalkeeping!…


Every morning, Ghowl kept busy cleaning his house. “Where does this mess come from?”, he wondered. As far as he knew, he slept soundly at night. Or maybe he didn’t? The first time his neighbours spotted him out and about, they wondered, “who could this creature be?” Then they realised it was Ghowl, the sleepwalker! They enjoyed seeing him walking about on his sleepy but fun adventures. They always made sure he found his way back safely. Once home, who knows what Ghowl was up to? “Another night of strange dreams”, sighed Ghowl.…

let's cook… sweet potato boats

You will need: 1 sweet potato per person1 handful of spinach1 clove of garlic, grated1 tin of chickpeas, drained1 small tin of sweet cornGrated cheeseOilSalt & Pepper Put the sweet potatoes whole in the oven to roast for 20 minutes. Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven. Let them cool for a bit. Cut them in half. Scoop out the flesh. Transfer the fried mixture into the shells of the sweet potatoes. Pack nicely and grate some cheese over them. Prepare the filling by frying the garlic, spinach, chickpeas and sweetcorn in a pan with a little oil for 10 minutes. Add the flesh to the pan and fry for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Place them back in the oven for 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Take them out of the oven and…

let's laugh!

What is a ghost’s favourite football position? Ghoulkeeper! What kind of tea do football players drink? Penaltea! Why don’t grasshoppers watch football? They prefer cricket. Where do football players dance? At a foot ball! Why did the football say ‘Oww’? Because the player kicked it. Why did the football quit the team? It was tired of being kicked around. Why can’t you play football with pigs? They hog the ball. What did the referee say to the chicken when it tripped over a player? Fowl! Why are football players like babies? Because they dribble. What is it called when a dinosaur scores a goal? A dino-score…