The perfect game to use during football season while teaching important phonological awareness skills!
Download includes 21 pages: 2 pages of each color-coded helmet category including: identifying how many syllables in a word, what sound begins/ends a word, rhyming, syllable segmentation. Blank cards for each category are also included to add your own words to cards.
Play TWO ways!!
Game 1 is played similarly to Candy Land---Cut and laminate cards for durability. Shuffle cards well and place in a pile. Pick a football card and move to the colored helmet that corresponds with the one on the card. Use the Game Key as a guide for asking your students to carry out the task. i.e.—if you pick a yellow helmet=“how many syllables are in the word football?” , pick a green helmet= “listen to all the parts of the word and tell me the word: g/a/me”
Game 2 is called “Complete the Pass” Cut out the hand templates (or trace your student’s hands and use them instead!) Tape the paper hands to a wall. Respond to the cards using the Game Key (as in Game 1), but have your student close their eyes and try to place the football between the hands---no peeking! (put a piece of tape on the back of the card before they place it). Whoever gets closest to putting the footballs directly between the hands scores a point! Be sure to have them stand a couple feet away to start, then spin them around once or twice and have them walk to the wall (think Pin the Tail on the Donkey)
**keep in mind that ALL the words in this game are related to football vocabulary—use the game cards to create your own version of the game for targeting language skills.
Collectible “speechsnacks” recipe card included for Touchdown Taco Dip----the perfect dish for your game day and tailgating party!! Recipe is easy to make and can be use for practicing sequencing and direction following with your kiddos!
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