Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
To kick-off another season of football, here’s a lesson designed as a fun way of learning about football with a focus on math and vocabulary.
Vocabulary: The ABC’s of Football.
Football is a throwing, running, catching, hitting and kicking sport. Discuss action words associated with the game such as snap, pass, run, catch, tackle, kick, punt, etc.
Word map to help kids expand their vocabulary.
Math: This offers some basic math related concepts of the game.
Did You Know?: “Gridiron” is a nickname given to the football field because of its yard lines design
Discuss how quarterbacks create and use special names or secret codes for plays so the opposing team does not know what type of play they are going to do. Peyton Manning is a quarterback who is famous for his play calls. Watch the videos noted below then have the child pretend they are a quarterback and make up a funny play call sequence. Don’t forget to use hut, hut at the end so the center knows when to snap the ball!
NFL RUSH online games (official site of NFL for kids)
Sports Safety Information for kids
American football = Fútbol Americano