Football Printables

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Why Explore Football?

American Football
Basic Tips for Football Video Games. Bernhard Lang / Getty Images

Football is truly America's pastime—having long ago surpassed baseball as the nation's most-watched and most-played sport. About 16.5 million viewers watch NFL games each week, according to ESPN, compared with 2.5 million who watch Major League baseball games on any given night, according to FanGraph.

More tellingly, more than 2 million youngsters play on youth football teams each year, according to Vocativ, an internet information site. Tap into that interest by providing students with word search, crossword puzzle and vocabulary work sheets to help them learn the terms connected to the gridiron game.

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Football Word Search

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In this activity, students will locate 10 words commonly associated with Football. Use the activity to discover what they already know about the day and spark a discussion about the terms with which they're unfamiliar.

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Football Vocabulary

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In this activity, students match each of the 10 words from the word bank with the appropriate definition. It’s a perfect way for elementary-age students to learn key terms associated with the gridiron game.

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Football Crossword Puzzle

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Invite your students to learn more about football by matching the clue with the appropriate term in this fun crossword puzzle. Each of the key terms used has been provided in a word bank to make the activity accessible for younger students. 

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Football Challenge

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This multiple choice challenge will test your student's knowledge of the facts and folklore surrounding football. Let your child practice his research skills by investigating at your local library or on the internet to discover the answers to the questions about which he's unsure.

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Football Alphabet Activity

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Elementary-age students can practice their alphabetizing skills with this activity. They'll place the words associated with football in alphabetical order.