Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Paper/Magnet Football Game

Tonight the boys really wanted to do something football related. We saw a picture of a jersey on a Popsicle stick and came up with this idea for a new game. 

We started by drawing a jersey to be used as a template. We traced the jersey on the colors of their choice. They decided to make two players' jerseys per team (one was a quarterback and the other a wide receiver or running back).
The boys wrote the team name and number on the front of the jersey and the last name and number on the back of the jersey. 

We took a piece of brown foam and cut out a football. We had some textured scrapbook paper left from our football activity wall, so we hot glued that to one side of the foam. I also hot glued a magnet button to the other side of the foam. (I bought a pack of magnet buttons from the crafting section at Wal-Mart.)
Then we hot glued another piece of the football paper on top of the magnet. 
 We hot glued popsicle sticks together to make goal posts. We also hot glued magnet buttons to the front of each jersey. (The boys made Broncos, 49ers, Seahawks, and Lions' players.)
I cut a piece of floral foam and stuck the goal posts in the foam. We used scrapbook paper for the field. 

 The boys used the end of the popsicle stick to "kick" the football. Then the player picked up the football magnet with their jersey and made their way to the other side of the field. If the opposing team gets the football magnet to stick to their own jersey, they can then try to get a touchdown.