The following is part of a series of 6 different activities related to football. These activities have been completed by students at Perkins School for the Blind Deafblind program. The activities are performed on a replica football field. The field is made of 4 sections of outdoor carpet taped together using wrestling mat tape. The carpet should be secured to the floor to prevent it from moving (we taped carpet to floor). The carpet is taped using white athletic tape 1 yard apart to replicate the yard lines. The field goals are made from the cardboard rollers from the carpet and were painted by students in art class.
The concepts stressed in these activities are 3 things you can do in football: run with the football, kick the football, and throw the football. The following football vocabulary is stressed: touchdown, fumble, and hike. Names of positions (quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and center) can also be stressed. Students are working on standards from The Massachusetts Health Curriculum Frameworks and the Perkins School for the Blind APE Curriculum.