Book Summary: With this book, you not only stroll through the alphabet, you also learn about baseball history, technique, and players. This is a book that uses alliteration to teach the alphabet, baseball style. The illustrations are beautiful!
Bible Verse: The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10)
Baseball Jersey Button Counting: Count buttons to match the numbers on the baseball jersey.
Baseball Size Sequence: Place the baseballs in order by size.
Baseball Dot Counting/Number Match: Count the dots on the glove and match it to the corresponding baseball number.
Baseball Hat Patterns: I used Unifix Cubesto make a pattern. Then, Jonah had to use the baseball hat cards to copy my pattern. (These were extra cards left over from the ABC Baseball Hats that I printed. I couldn't bear to waste them!)
ABC Baseball Hats: Place the ABC Baseball Hats in ABC order. (I printed two sets and we played a matching game, too.)
Large Motor Skills:
You can't do a baseball theme without practicing throwing and hitting! We enjoyed some outside time practicing our baseball skills.
I found a Baseball Printable Coloring Page (link below). There were several to choose from. I let Jonah pick his favorite to print and color. This seemed to help him stay interested in coloring (he's not a big fan of coloring, but it is a skill we need to work on).
Make homemade pretzels or eat ice cream from a "hat bowl" saved from a baseball game.
Family Fun Night:
We have a local Minor League team in our town, so we enjoyed a night of baseball, stadium snacks, and fireworks!
Printable Resources Used:
- Baseball Jersey Button Counting
- Baseball Size Sequencing
- Baseball Dot Counting/Number Match
- ABC Baseball Hats
- Baseball Hat Patterns (These were extra cards that were included in the end of the ABC Baseball Hats download. I used them for patterns and color sorting.)
- Coloring Pages