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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Baseball Game

Take me out to the ball game.
Take me out to the crowd...

Your baseball fans are sure to love this game!   Cut 30 5" circles out of white poster board.  Use a red crayon to lightly draw the stitching on each ball.  On three balls write "OUT."  On three balls write "HOME RUN!"  On the other 24 balls write letters, numerals, words, math facts, or other information that you want your students to practice with a black marker.  Children stand and face the pitcher/teacher.  The teacher shuffles up the baseballs and then holds up one at a time for each child to identify.  (If the child doesn't know the information she can phone a friend or ask the crowd for help.)  If "OUT" comes up that child must sit down.  If "HOME RUN" comes up the class jumps up and down and cheers.  When all the balls have been used the teacher shuffles them up and the game continues.