Play Ball! Learning With Baseball in the Classroom

Do you know what today is?  It’s opening day!  It is one of my favorite times of the year, baseball season.  I love watching my son play, going to local AAA games and of course going to major league games.  I am an A’s fan, but my boys are Giants fans, so we go to both.  Sports are always a big hit in my classroom. Here are some of my favorite baseball books I like to use in the classroom.

Baseball Books

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baseball books Collage

  1. Goodnight Baseball
  2. Pete the Cat: Play Ball!
  3. Curious George at the Baseball Game
  4. The Berenstain Bears Go Out for the Team
  5. H is for Home Run

I am often able to encourage writing ideas with sports.  Many of my students play some sort of a sport during the year and so when I hear, “I don’t know what to write about.”  I show them the sports word list and they are inspired.



Baseball Math

I also pull out baseball math centers for the math tubs.  This is always a big draw for kids.

You can find all of these math activities here in this pack.


I also pull out some pages from the baseball Cut, Do and Glue pack.  My kids can always use cutting practice no matter what time of the year!


I have a Pinterest board of sports activities and classroom decor for the classroom.  Click below to check it out.

Follow The Teacher Bag’s board Sports Resources on Pinterest.

For some of my high, independent readers I pull out the sports close reads and they love them.  You can read about how I use them here.


Are you a baseball fan?  If so, who is your favorite team?  Do you incorporate sports in your classroom?

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