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Name of Activity:

Baseball Word Search Instant Activity

Purpose of Activity:

To work in pairs and place letters on the correct spot in order to spell and sound out baseball words.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Magnetic letters
Cookie sheets
Sheets of paper taped to cookie sheets with baseball words written on the sheet

Description of Idea

I used this as a quick instant activity on the first day we started our striking unit.

Cookie sheets with bags of letters were placed around the gym. I sent a pair of students to each board. They worked together to match the letters in their bag to the letters on the cookie board. I went around and we sounded out the letters together to help them sound out the word. After a minute or two students put the letters back in their bag and put the bag on their cookie sheet and rotated to a new cookie sheet that had different words written on it. They traveled using different loco motor skills. Students went to 3-4 cookie sheets and then we moved on.

Words that I used:


Pictures of Lesson in Action

Assessment Ideas:

I observed students cooperation, and also looked to see if they were able to recognize letters and if they were able to use the sounds to sound out the baseball words.

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities

Larger letters could be used for students with motor skill deficiency. Smaller words and/or only certain letters could also be used to help with letter recognition and success.

Submitted by Caroline Hendren in Beech Island, SC. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/5/2019.
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Baseball Word Search Instant Activity

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Martin Zarate TK-8Th Grade

Thank you, this will be my first year teacher teaching TK-5 in PE. I really appreciate this website.


I'm not sure my young ones will know the letters and be able to match them. I'll give it a try!


On a flat surface we placed We placed type out words on table .as a group each child was asked to pull a word from the word group and give it to the teacher. The teacher would then have to tell the child and the group of children the word chosen and if that word goes with the baseball word search. Excellent game, gave the children the ability to use their motor skills, and become familiar with baseball terminology.

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