Water Balloons (2 per each player)
#1: Create two teams with equal number of players on each side
#2: Fill up and tie enough balloons for each player to have two
#2: Attach two water balloons to each player. Use the safety pin to attach it to their shorts. Make sure to place the safety pin through the knot part of the balloon.
#3: Have the player use normal football rules but instead of tackling someone they have to pop the balloon instead!
Markers or Crayons
#1: Make a paper football by:
A: Take a sheet of computer paper and lie it sideways fold it horizontally.
B: Open it and fold it again in half until you have a slender rectangle of paper
C: Take the top-left corner and fold it diagonally into a triangle.
D: Continue to fold the little triangle in the top downwards until there is a little rectangle in the bottom.
E: Fold the rectangle in to the little gap in the bottom. You now have a paper football.
#2: Make two football goal post by:
A: Using the shoe box cut a square shape on the front of the shoe box. The square shape should start at the top of the box to about the middle of the box. Leave about 1 inch on both side of the box.
B: Cut the same square shape out of the back of the box leaving about 1 inch on both sides.
C: Cut away the top portion of the box leaving about 1 inch on both sides. It should set on the table and look like goal post. Make two of these for each player.
D: You can decorate your football goals with your team name and colors!
#3: Determine the rules of the football game. Also decide how many points you want to play to!
3X5 Index Cards
Markers or Crayons
#1: Using a 3X5 index card trim the card to the shape of a circle.
#2: On one side of the card write a trivia question. On the other side of the card write the answer
#3: Decorate the cards to look like baseballs. Then test your trivia on friends and family
* Baseball Trivia Questions to Use:
1-Who holds the record for most career home runs for an outfielder? Babe Ruth
2-What father son combo has the most career home runs? Bobby and Barry Bonds
3-Who was the first National Leaguer to hit 50 home runs in two consecutive seasons?
Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa
4-Who is the only player to win a batting title for an expansion team in its first year?
5-Who hit into the most double plays in their career? Hank Aaron
6-Who hit his 700th home run on September 17, 2004? Barry Bonds
7-What player holds the record for the most World Series home runs? Mickey Mantle
8-Which pitcher has the most World Series victories? Whitey Ford
9-Who had his number retired on 3 different teams? Nolan Ryan
10- How many balls did it take to walk a batter before 1880? 9 balls
What questions did you use in your trivia game? Leave us a comment and let us know!
20 Index Cards
#1: Write the numbers and spelling of the words 1-10 on the index card. You should do 2 of the same number.
#2: Draw circles or pictures on the index cards representing the number shown
*Mix up the cards and try to put pairs together
*Play the memory game with the index cards by turning them all over and taking turns flipping cards over until you find a match!
Printable Score Sheet: Addition Score Sheet.pdf (102.41 kb)
Pencil or Pen
#1: Assign each object a different number value and write on a piece of paper
Tennis Balls -5 points
Frisbee- 3 points
Basketball -10 points
Beanbag – 1 point
#2: Place items in the center of the room
#3: Give each player a hula hoop
#4: When you say go the players must run or walk to the center and grab out the items totaling a certain number of points. Then bring them back and place them in their hula hoop. Example: 25 points= 2 basketballs and a tennis ball.
#5: Players get points for each correct answer. Keep track of them on the printable score sheet.
*You can do addition and subtraction problems for an added challenge!
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