Thursday, July 5, 2012

Play Ball! Part II

Earlier this week, I posted some of the activities that I used along with the book, Just a Mess by Mercer Mayer.  Below, are additional sports related links.

Some of our special education teachers are using the Unique Learning System’s free summer curriculum with their ESY students. There is a sports themed unit for preschool and the elementary through high school grade bands have sports/Olympics themed units.  There are many activities suitable for speech and language therapy. Download printable books and activities for vocabulary, phonemic awareness, sequencing, spatial concepts, and much more. 

Finger plays about sports can be found at Bright Hub Education 

Find additional sports related books at Everything Preschool. 

At KidSparkz Preschool Resources download a collection of activity pages that coordinate with a baseball theme.  

2 Teaching Mommies posted Preschool Units and additional Tot Packs for baseball, football, and basketball.

Make Benny Baseball and other Sports Buddies at    

At  search for "sports" to find over 60 ready-made activities. Don't forget to check your version of Boardmaker as some activities only work with the new Boardmaker Studio.  Search for "baseball" to find more than 20 activities.  Check out the Jackie Robinson activity designed for elementary students

Preschool Express has Summer Olympics ideas. has many video clips and short activities about sports and the Olympics. Great to show and talk about!

Preschool Plan It shares sports themed dramatic play and other ideas for eliciting language. 


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