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Name of Activity:
Rainy Day Football
Purpose of Activity:A rainy day activity to reinforce football rules.
Prerequisites:Knowledge of football rules such as moving a ball 10 yards for a 1st down.
Suggested Grade Level:9-12
Description of Idea
Draw out a football field on poster board to keep track
of position of ball. Students pair up for 1 vs. 1 or 2 vs 2 games.
One team will be on defense while the other team is on
offense. The team on offense will roll the dice first and try to move
the ball across opposite goal line according to the number rolled. Play
begins on the 20 yard line. Players on one team take turns rolling the
dice. The number rolled determines how far the player may advance her/his
Every time the marker moves 10 yards, the team gets a first down. Each team continues until one team scores or loses the ball.
Have students keep track of stats such as how many
total yards their team moves, turnovers and points.
Have students watch a football game and record how many plays and first
downs happen in one quarter.
Have students watch a football game and record how many plays and first downs happen in one quarter.
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