The month of January can feel VERY long. You’ve returned from break. It’s cold outside. Your students are stir-crazy, especially if you live in an area that gets bad weather at this time of year. Washington is notorious for bad weather in January and February, which results in a LOT of indoor recesses. This is a great time to try something new or different, like a room transformation or theme week! The Super Bowl is an exciting event that many students may watch or attend Super Bowl parties. Try out these ideas and activities to incorporate the Super Bowl in your classroom!
Super Bowl Classroom Decor
To decorate your classroom like the Super Bowl, you really don’t need a lot. Adding some decor will get your students excited about any Super Bowl activities that you plan to do with them.
You can get green plastic tablecloths from the Dollar Tree that you can use over and over again. Or you can get football-themed ones from Amazon!
The Dollar Tree and Amazon also have football-shaped brown bowls and other football dish ware. These are great for holding sorting cards, task cards, or other materials. You can also find football-themed party supplies at Walmart!
Decorate your door or bulletin board to complete your room transformation! You can cover it with green paper and make white yard lines or display your students’ Super Bowl predictions.
Super Bowl Activities
Do some football-themed activities with your class! These can be specific to the Super Bowl or just have a football theme in general.
I like to do Super Bowl literacy centers with my class! They complete review activities like Syllable Scrimmage, Passing Punctation, or Scoring Sentences. These Super Bowl activities were designed with first- and second-grade students in mind.
You can find these Super Bowl-themed literacy activities in my TpT store!
Plan a Jersey Day
Encourage students to wear a sports jersey or shirt for Jersey Day! This will get your students even more excited for your Super Bowl activity week. Not all students will have a football jersey, so encourage them to wear any kind of sports gear. You could even stop by Goodwill and look for some jerseys there if you’re worried that some students may not have something to wear.
A very simple way to get students excited about Super Bowl activities is by printing your copies on green paper! This small change made quite the impression with my students. If you don’t have decorations for your classroom, this is an easy way to spice things up!
Another fun way to get your students excited to learn is to give them their own tickets to your classroom Super Bowl! These editable ones are included in my Super Bowl Literacy Centers or you could make your own!
Turn Your Students into Super Bowl Players
You can easily turn your students into football players! All you need are student photos and some jerseys to color! They can decorate their own jersey for the Super Bowl! I also included some writing prompts that you can use if you like. You can keep this Super Bowl activity simple by using the jerseys and student photos only, as shown above. Or you can add the writing component as shown below.
If you do any Super Bowl activities in your classroom, please share! I’d love to see them.
Hi, I’m Libby!
I’m so happy you’re here! I love all things first grade – the curriculum, the content, and the sweet kiddos. I’m passionate about helping K-2 teachers save time in the classroom with fresh ideas and fun, engaging resources.