Thursday, July 28, 2011

Once Upon A Book ~ H is for Homerun

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!)
Baseball Hat Patterns

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).

Snack Ideas: 
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:


Bytesofmemory said...

What fun!  Sammy loves all things sports related.. we will have to do this theme soon!

Sara M. said...

It was lots of fun! Jonah is still playing the games over and over!