Are you ready for some football? In the classroom? It’s a fun fall theme, yet gives opportunities for serious study.
Books for your library table:
- My Football Book by Gail Gibbons has her usual combination of fact and fun.
- The Everything Kids’ Football Book is perfect for enthusiasts.
- Kick, Pass, and Run is an early reader book explaining the basics of the game.
- T is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet introduces basic info in alphabetical form.
- Footballs and Falling Leaves: A Fall Counting Book
- Long Arm Quarterback by Matt Christopher is a classic sports story.
Ways to get football movement into your classroom:
- An indoor variant of football using Nerf footballs
- Family Fun has a fancy football themed variant on “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” Simplify the idea if crafts aren’t your thing.
Related lesson plans:
- A fantasy football lesson plan using clickers
- Financial Football online game
- Examine sign language and gestures as used by football referees in a National Geographic lesson plan.
- Science of Football uses snazzy videos to examine topics in physical and health sciences.
- Fantasy Football Unit Study
- Use a football field to help students understand Geological Time.
Printables for a football theme:
- A printable form for writing an acrostic poem with the word “football”
- A printable worksheet for adding with the 2 fact family
- A simple coloring sheet with a helmet and football
- Twisty Noodle’s quarterback coloring sheet is great for “Q” week, or you can change the text. You can also switch to a tracing font for printing or cursive practice.
- Word search
Fun additions for the classroom: