This game can be used to target any skill that your students need to practice. It can be used in speech therapy, small group instruction, and literacy centers.
It includes a scoreboard, game board, bases, 9 single cards, 4 double cards, 3 triple cards, 2 home run cards, and 9 strike out cards.
Bases Version: Are you and your students tired of sit down activities?! Get up and moving with Open Ended Baseball. Print out and laminate the scoreboard, home plate, three bases, single cards, double cards, triple cards, home run cards, and strike out cards. Lay the bases on the floor of your classroom to create a baseball field. Place the scoreboard where it will be visible to the students (i.e., place it on your dry erase board with a magnet). Lay the single, double, triple, home run, and strike out cards in one pile. This will be referred to as the “play cards.“ Lay your cards to practice targeted skills in a separate pile next to the play cards. Divide your students into two teams. Have them stand in two lines based on their team. The first player comes up and draws a card from the targeted skills practice cards pile. The student then completes the task assigned by the teacher for those cards (i.e, say the articulation word three times, read the sight word three times). The player will then follow the direction on the play card. For example, if they draw a single card they will go stand on or next to first base. A player from the opposite team then comes up and follows the same procedure. To move to the next base a player must be bumped by someone on their team. For example, if a team member is on first base, they must wait for another player to draw a single card to advance to second base. Once a player passes home plate record their score on the scoreboard using a dry erase marker. Play continues until all cards have been drawn. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner!
Game Board Version: Played in the same fashion as the bases version except players would be seated at the table and would move game pawns on the board to indicate their plays.