American Football Unit w/ Free Printables

When I think of Fall, I think of apples, pumpkins, squirrels, and FOOTBALL!!!

Dinomite has started to show an interest in sports, specifically football.  Jason is eating this up.  We couldn't resist putting together an American football unit with free printables.  The kiddos have loved it. It's amazing how much you can learn through sports.

A special thanks to my husband for all of his work and creativity in this unit.  I enjoy football, but I don't begin to come close to knowing as much as he does.
American Football Unit with Free Printables.
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Here are our football themed activities!

Language

Football Spelling Activity
Football Spelling Activity
The kiddos will use the stamps and ink pad to spell their new spelling words on small slips of paper provided.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Language Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Football Compound Words
Football Compound Word Activity
The kiddos will create compound words, using the matching strips provided.

Source: Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Language Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Football Sentence Diagramming
Football Grammar Activity
Using the control provided, the kiddos will put the words of each sentence in order, and then place the corresponding Montessori grammar symbols above the correct words.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Language Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Math

Football Addition
Football Addition Clip Cards
The kiddos will answer the problems on each card, using the brown glass beads as markers, and the helmets as counters.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Greater Than/Less Than Football Cards
Greater Than/Less Than Football Cards
The kiddos will use the green glass beads as markers to answer the greater than/less than problems on each of the cards provided.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Football Points Skip Counting
Football Skip Counting
The kiddos will practice skip counting by 3's (field goals), and 6's (touchdowns).  I've provided Montessori Beads as a control.  Princess is very excited to have pink and purple beads as part of a football unit.  Lol.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Football Word Problems
Football Word Problems
The kiddos will mark the answer to each word problem using a glass bead.  The beads can also be used as counters when needed.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Culture

Who's Who in Football?
Who's who in the NFL?
Jason did a fabulous job creating cards with different players, their number, position, and team.  The kiddos should have a lot of fun matching up all of the info. (These cards were made to reflect who plays in the NFL in 2014)

Source:  Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Culture Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Football Position Match Up
Football Position Cards
Dinomite is trying to understand all of the different positions in football, and what each player does.  Jason created these fabulous cards to help him learn everything.  The kiddos can use the cards to play memory, or they can simply match up the player position cards with definition cards.

A football formation diagram has been included to help the kiddos understand where each play may stand.  There are several different formations, football players could use.  This is only one of them.

Source:  Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the American Football Unit Culture Printable Pack 1.  For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Puzzle of the USA
Puzzle of the United States of America
The kiddos will use the puzzle to help them practice remembering where each state is located in the USA, and where their favorite football teams are located.

Football Invitation to Play
Football Invitation to Play
I am so excited about this activity.  The kiddos can use green play dough to create a football field.  A control has been provided.  Different sized lollipop sticks can be used as lines on the field.  Yard lines can be marked using the number stamps.  Wooden player figures can be placed on the field to set up any play they choose.  Footballs have been provided for obvious reasons.

If the kiddos would prefer to make something else, chocolate scented play dough has been provided to make footballs etc.  The white lollipop sticks can be used to make the laces.  I'm sure they kiddos will come up several other ideas as well using a variety of the materials provided.

Sensorial


Football Sensory Bin
Football sensory bin.
While others wait for the invitation to play, I felt it only fair to provide a football sensory bin.

Contents include:
Wooden Footballs

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6 comments:

  1. How cute!! I was thinking yesterday of making my son some American football themed counting cards. We don't have it here and I think he's never even seen one except for on a pajama that my mom sent from the US haha, but because I'm feeling like sharing all about the different cultures/places I've lived, it seems like fun :) Anyway, my long winded point - love this unit, and I'm pinning this post for when my kiddo is a bit older.

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  2. such creative ways to engage learning! Popping by from Monday Pin it Party

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  3. Some great ways to learn here - and to be brutally honest, with my limited knowledge of American football, I think that I could do with doing some of this myself! ;-) Thanks for joining in with the parenting pin it party xx

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  4. Renae, this post is amazing! I can see why your kiddos really loved it and I am sure they gained in cognitive skills since there are some challenging ones! Your blog is just amazing.

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  5. Renae you are so creative with every subject that you put together. This unit is fun! :)

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