Create sporty bulletin boards, shape books or notepads with these balls.
Use these sports balls to decorate a bulletin board or make shape books, or combine a stack of sports balls to make a notepad.
Students can make notepads to sell at sporting activities or make shape books to write about their favorite sport when using the basketball, baseball, football or soccer ball shapes.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Binder clips, Cardboard, Cardstock, construction paper or poster board, Crayons, markers or pens, Lined and plain paper, Padding compound, Paint brush, Stapler
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- To make a notepad, die-cut several footballs (or other ball) out of construction paper. Die-cut one Football using poster board for the back.
- Decorate the top football using crayons, markers or pens.
- Stack and align all the footballs together, and hold them together with binder clips.
- With the padding compound and a paint brush, paint between the binder clips, allowing the padding compound to dry (follow the label instructions) before painting another application.
- Use decorated basketballs as part of a bulletin board. Die-cut the basketball (or other ball) out of construction paper. Use colored makers or pens to highlight the stitches.
- To make shape books, die-cut one baseball or soccer ball out of construction paper. Decorate with crayons, markers or pens. This will be the cover for the shape book.
- Write the title for the shape book, and adhere to the decorated cover.
- Fold two sheets of plain or lined paper together. Using the Circles 6" & 4" Die, slide the folded edge to just below the blade, leaving the blade exposed on one side, and die-cut to create the inside pages.
- Open the pages, and staple the pages together directly over the fold line with a long-arm stapler.
- If no long-arm stapler is available, open the pages, and place them on a piece of cardboard.
- Open the stapler, and staple directly over the fold line into the cardboard.
- Pull the pages off the cardboard, and turn over. Push the legs of the staple down with a pencil eraser or tooth pick.
- Adhere the decorated cover to the first page to complete the shape book.
English Language Arts
NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.