Are you ready for some football writing?
Read more about how to “kick off” your year by having your students set goals. Create game plans for a great year with differentiated football writing templates paired with a custom craft to match. This resource includes all that you need for a fun football-themed display.
Differentiated Football Writing Templates for Kindergarten to 5th Grade
If you follow this blog or my TPT Store, you know that most of my bulletin board displays incorporate differentiated writing along with a craft. Choose from a wide range of football writing templates to accommodate writers from kindergarten through fifth grade!
In kindergarten, the kids are not writing much at the beginning of the year. With this in mind, I designed a template for shared writing. The child writes his or her name and then I write the goal they tell me on the second blank. For example, the football may read, “Gabby’s goal is to learn to read this school year.” Here, Gabby wrote her name and I wrote “learn to read” on one of the basic templates.
This file has been updated to include bonus bulletin board lettering as shown below. Additional updates include boy and girl craft templates, AND a parent letter if you wish to assign the football player coloring as homework as I did. I love using family homework assignments. It’s fun for the kids and their families, and half of the bulletin board is done for you!
Teacher Tips for Creating Your Game Winning Display
- Take the kids’ pictures pretending to pass/hike a football, print, and cut out OR use the football player craft templates and place the football writing template in the players’ hands.
- Choose the template you like best, copy onto brown construction paper, and complete the writing.
- Using 12×18 construction paper, fold it in half. Have the children paint a white line down the fold. (optional)
- I made pencil marks for them to paint over for the yard lines – older kids will be able to do this independently! Make four marks on the top (2 on each side of the yard line), and four on the bottom. Have the children paint these with white as well.
- Assemble when dry and hang! Place pages next to each other for the football field backdrop effect!