Football Themed Sight Word Activities

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The leaves are turning colors (at least here in Northern Michigan) and there is a crispness to the air that can only mean one thing. It’s football season! Many of our kiddos are football fans and it’s always fun incorporating their interests into classroom learning activities. This football themed bundle contains several hands-on activities for learning and practicing sight words (I use the Dolch 220 sight words). The activities allow for differentiation as they are leveled by difficulty.  It’s perfect for your fall themed centers!

Just for a storage idea, I used these file folder containers purchased at Office Max. All the file folder game boards as well as the other activities store perfectly.

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Kyle (my artist) created these adorable game board templates. There’s a little bit of work in terms of gluing the templates onto the file folders, but once laminated, the game boards will last for years and years.  In the football themed sight word bundle there are 9 game boards containing words from the Dolch sight word list. I purchased 3″ plastic spinners in bulk online for my game boards, but if you choose, you could easily use a paperclip and a pencil as the spinner.

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Mounted on a file folders and laminated, the football themed Climb & Slide game boards will also last for years to come. These boards also contain words from the Dolch sight word list. There are 3 game boards contained in this bundle. All you’ll need to play this game are game pawns and a die.

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The Four-In-A-Row Game and the Race the Top Game are always tried and true favorites for center activities. Each activity contains 9 colorful game boards. You can easily differentiate this activity by choosing which game boards the students use. For example a student just learning sight words can use the first Race to the Top game board and another student may use the fifth. Both students can be engaged in the same game!

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There is nothing fancy about the Touchdown! activity, but it’s a guarantee that this activity will be a favorite. I love activities that are fast paced and offer tons of opportunity for practice. This game fits perfectly. Simply print the footballs single-sided to double-sided, cut out the balls and you’re ready to go. First, choose which and how many words to use and then lay the balls word side down on the table. The students take turns choosing balls and reading the words. If the “Touchdown!” ball is chosen, the student can pick a few more balls; if the “Penalty” ball is chosen all the balls must be put back in the pile. The player with the most balls at the end of the time wins the game. Super simple, yet very engaging.

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The Football Themed Sight Word Bundle can be found in my online Teachers Pay Teachers store or through the Make, Take & Teach website.



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