Student Baseball Cards

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Objectives

  • Students will get to know one another while participating in a non-threatening activity.
  • Students will practice conducting an interview.
  • Students will make baseball cards containing vital statistics about their classmates.
  • The teacher will have cards with information about each student on them for reference.

Materials

  • Copies of the Baseball Card Interview Questions
  • Polaroid camera
  • Enough film to take a photo of every student
  • Construction paper cut the exact same size and shape as a Polaroid picture (cut one square for every student in the class)
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • NOTE: This project works just as well if students draw pictures of one another rather than using photographs.

Procedures

  1. Pair each student with a partner.
  2. Ask each student to interview his/her partner (using the Baseball Card Interview Questions ) and to write down all of the information they gather.
  3. While students are interviewing one another, take a quick photo of each child.
  4. Once the interviews are finished, ask each student to transfer the information onto one of the squares of construction paper.
  5. Ask students to decorate the construction paper using the crayons, pencils and/or markers.
  6. Attach the completed square to the back of the photograph using tape or glue.
  7. Gather students in a circle and have each pair of partners introduce one another using the baseball cards.

If you need to teach it, we have it covered.

Start your free trial to gain instant access to thousands of teacher-approved worksheets, activities, and over 22,000 resources created by educational publishers and teachers.

Start Your Free Trial

Follow us on:

Follow TeacherVision on Facebook
Follow TeacherVision on Google Plus

Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.