I know it seems odd to create a football lapbook but frankly I have to do whatever I can to interest Kid #1. Right now he is very interested in college and professional football. Whenever we are riding in the car he asks me a thousand questions about rules, positions and players- of course, I have no idea what he is talking about half of the time. So, I have finally completed a football lapbook in hopes that he can teach himself all about football and its rules.
I used mini matchbooks to help him understand the offensive and defensive positions.I used the "Who?Where?" book for him to write about the history of football. The Shutter book has a few football terms that seem to be used a lot that he can define.
In the middle of this section I have placed this great folder game called Eduball that I got for this site:http://www.teachertools.org/games_dynam.asp. The top of the folder is like a pocket and in it I have multiplication fact cards for him to use with the game.
In this section I have a place for him to keep pictures of his favorite players. This was very easy to find using Google Images.
On this page I focused on the referees of the game. There always seem to be so many officials in a football game and I thought it would be good for him to learn who they are and their jobs. The wheel book lists the different positions and the graduated book lists the duties of each position. At the top of this page you can find a book with the rules of football.
For the book templates I used :http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbooking_resources.php#Templates_Listed_by_Divisions_
For the football information I used: http://football.about.com/od/footballpositions/Football_Positions.htm
For the flashcards: http://www.multiplication.com/flashcards.htm
Kid #1 was so excited about this and he cannot wait to finish his guitar lapbook (below) so that he can get started on this one!:) Yeah Mom!!!