Brain research tells us that adding the element of "fun" and adding a social element helps the learning happen. Therefore, I have my students play a lot of games to develop their skills. I love games for practicing and developing skills, and most of my games are focused on skills from the Common Core Curriculum Standards.
I've made a few football themed activities for the kids. The one pictured HERE is a freebie. It is focused on CCSS.Math. Content. 2.NBT.A.2 Count within 1000.
The next football themed game is Touchdown! R-Controlled Vowels, a BINGO type of game, which addresses ELA Common Core Standards 1.RFS.3 and 2.RFS.3 - Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
The BINGO game has a math "twin", Touchdown! Adding and Subtracting Ten, also with a football theme. This game supports Math Common Core Standard 2.NBT.8: Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100 - 900 and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100 - 900.
Finally, here's a "Old Maid" themed game that supports ELA Common Core Standards 1.L.1, 2.L.1, and 3.L.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Football Past and Present Verbs has been a favorite in my classroom, and a top seller on Teachers Pay Teachers as well!