All About Me, Back to School Soccer Ball Art and Writing Prompt Activity

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The Imagination Box
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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My students loved using this resource as a getting to know you activity on the first day of school. It was easy to use with all students and took little prep on my part as well.
Students loved being creative and adding details about themselves to the ball. This activity also looks amazing on a bulletin board once it's done.
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Learn more about your new students with this 'Soccer Ball About Me', back to school, all about me art and writing activity.

Invite students to respond to prompts in a personal and imaginative way using doodles and graffiti-style lettering.

Ideal for use as an icebreaker activity or as an art-specific lesson

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16 Instructions/prompts on the ball template include:

  • Name, Age, Self Portrait, Favorite Song, Food, Book, Sport and Color

Writing prompt balls

  • Prompts encourage students to write some notes
  • about their goals, challenges, hopes, and interests
  • There is also a lined soccer ball template for students to write about their own themes or topics
  • It's fun to glue the doodle and writing balls back to back if you complete both activities

This packet also includes the following:

  • 'A Ball About Me/Us' banner for students to decorate and display
  • With 2 letters per US letter size page, this will make a large welcoming banner for the new classroom or bulletin board.
  • Make a soccer ball bookmark
  • Explore pattern, shape, and color with two additional abstract soccer ball doodle worksheets.

Materials needed:

  • Print onto cardstock for the best results
  • Colored pencils and marker pens
  • String and pegs for the banner
  • Scissors and glue

Additional information

  • Cut out the balls to make a fabulous collaborative wall display
  • you can also laminate and suspended them from the ceiling. Watch them spin!
  • Use as front covers for journals and workbooks and on locker doors
  • UK/Aus/NZ version, with 'favourite colour' spellings are included in the packet
  • The templates will match up when glued together, back to back.
  • Please note that activities have been designed to complete on separate pieces of paper, they are not formatted to be printed back to back on one sheet of paper. Accurate two-sided printing cannot be guaranteed as paper tends to move slightly while printing

Ideas for use

  • Build a strong sense of community during the first week back
  • Safe for shy or nervous students to share about themselves
  • Meet the Teacher
  • Open House
  • Bulletin board displays
  • ESL students
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • Encourage creativity in those less confident
  • Goal setting and growth mindset
  • Social and emotional - help students explore their feelings
  • Welcoming new students
  • New teacher introduction
  • Helpful low prep project for substitute teachers
  • End of Year reviews

Happy teacher feedback

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Barbara F says,

“My scholars loved this activity. It was a welcome change to a typical icebreaker. 90% of my students currently play soccer, so that made it even more appealing. I now also have student art for my classroom walls!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Michelle O says,

"So much fun for the students! I even made one myself! Really well laid out and user-friendly! Beautiful bulletin board display! And a creative way for the students to share about themselves! I highly recommend this product!."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jordan E says,

“This is one of my favorite back to school activities! As a former soccer player and coach I love this get to know you activity! Very easy to use.”

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Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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