Summer Fun Day 3: Baseball

Baseball

J played T-ball again this year so we decided to include it in our Summer Fun unit.  We included some math, writing, reading, and geography in today’s activities.  I also introduced the boys to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” which they loved.

Read: On the Team Baseball by Mason Burdick

Discuss: Let’s talk about good sportsmanship, what are some ways to show good sportsmanship?

  1. playing fair
  2. following the rules of the game
  3. respecting the judgment of referees and officials
  4. treating opponents with respect

Rules of the Game

I used page 12 and 16 in the Baseball Thematic Unit from Teacher Created Resources.  We talked about the rules of the game and baseball equipment.

Double Header Sums

I made a file folder game with the free Double Header Sums download by TeachersPayTeachers.  J could practice his addition doubles and doubles plus one.  

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Read: Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Maryann Kovalski

Discuss: This is a popular song that is usually sung during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games.

Materials:

  • Lined paper
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. Copy the song onto your paper.IMG_2192
  2. Draw a picture on the back of your paper.
  3. Serve Cracker Jacks for a snack.  We watched Take Me Out to the Ball Game being sung at a Cardinals game. IMG_2185

Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.

Baseball Word Families

I printed off a few of the Baseball Word Families and let J color them and cut them out.  Then he glued them onto a piece of red construction  paper.IMG_2223

Baseball Around the World

I used page 63 in the Baseball Thematic Unit from Teacher Created Resources.  As I read about baseball in each country he found it on the world map.IMG_2233

T-Ball

J got to play T-Ball again this year.  This is his 3rd year playing and he really enjoys it.IMG_2012 IMG_2002

 

Summer Fun Unit Study

Day 1: The Sun

Day 2: Water

Day 3: Baseball

Day 4: Watermelon

Day 5: Bubbles

Day 6: Lemonade

Day 7: Water Balloons

Day 8: Ice Cream

Day 9: Swimming