Football Game Glyph for Kids

Materials

Colored Construction Paper

Glue

Scissors

Instructions

Directions

Give each student a piece of brown construction paper and have them cut out the shape of a football.

Next give students the paper the colors of the two teams playing one another. In this case, it was the Seattle Seahawks (blue and green) versus the Denver Broncos (orange and blue).

Tell students to choose which team they are going to root for and to cut out and affix the vertical stripes (not sure what the technical name is) in the two colors of the team they are rooting for.

Then ask the children which team they think will win the game. In this example, if they think the Seahawks will win, they use green paper and if the Broncos is their choice, they use orange. Students then cut out a strip  (yep, not sure of the technical term for this either) of paper in that color.

Tell them NOT to glue the paper on yet.

Ask students who will be watching the game and who will not be watching. Tell them if they will be watching the game, to place the strip of paper at the top of the football. If they will not be watching, they should place the strip at the bottom of the football.

The final direction is to have the student add the stitches on the strip.  I asked my students to add one stitch for every year of their life- also known as how they are. 🙂

Data Collection Questions

When students have completed their football glyph, hang them all on the wall or whiteboard and ask them questions based on what they see in their classmates work.

Some questions might be:

How many students are rooting for the Seahawks? For the Broncos?

How many students think the Seahawks will win? The Broncos?

How many students will be watching the game? How many will not?

How many students who are rooting for the Seahawks think the Seahawks will win? How many think the Broncos will win?

How many students who are rooting for the Seahawks, will be watching the game and think the Seahawks will win?

And so on!

Click the image below to download a summary of the directions to complete the glyph.

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