This football game can be used to reinforce understanding of figurative language (with red/yellow cards) OR as an open-ended game too! Incorporate any of your students goals with this activity.
Print, cut and laminate cards. The NFL cards are mainly an incentive (students can pick a card as their team name while you play). You can print as many of the point value cards as you want, but these are also optional. Shuffle the GREEN cards and place in one pile. Shuffle the red cards and place in a separate pile. Shuffle the yellow cards and distribute them evenly among the teams/students.
Students take turns picking a RED card, reading the phrase and determining what it means. If they have the yellow card that explains the meaning of that card, the student can make a match and pull from the green deck to earn yards or points. A student must collect 100 yards to obtain 7 points (trade them in for points) OR they can earn automatic points from the green cards. The team/student with the most points at the end wins.
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