Sports and academics can seem like polar opposites.
But when we decided to make SPORTS our preschool theme for the month, I was determined to combine the two as much as possible!
Enter… this soccer themed language activity! It’s great for letter recognition, learning sounds and spelling!
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Paper, Pens and Crayons
Soccer Stickers (This is what we used!)
Draw a soccer goal on the paper.
This isn’t as hard as it may look. I’m a TERRIBLE artist! I just drew a rectangle and two arches coming off the back and filled it in with a net. Add some blue skies and green grass. Stick the stickers on there to really set the scene. (Laminate it if you want it to last!)
Next lay out the bananagram tiles in the grass. If working on letter recognition or letter sounds, call out a letter and have your child find it and place it on the soccer ball. Once they find the correct letter, have them “shoot” the ball into the net, while making the letter’s sound.
My kids loved hearing ME do this too!
For older kids, encourage them to “shoot” words into the goal! We’re just entering this territory, so we like to do rhyming words. We scored “run”, “sun”, “bun”, and “gun” into the net.
It might seem simple, but this letter recognition and spelling game is a lot more fun than a worksheet or rote memorization!
Want more ways to turn family board games into preschool learning activities??? Check out this post!
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