Go Team!

Go Team! lesson plan

Cheer your team to success! Create bright pennants in your school’s colors—with a new twist. GO TEAM!

  • 1.

    Athletes love to hear fans cheer! An encouraging word just as you enter the last leg of a race might spur you across the finish line faster. Knowing that the crowd wants you to make a basket might help you to SWOOSH. How do you think players feel when they see a whole stadium doing the wave?

  • 2.

    Pennants and banners help get your message across visually. Even when other fans are yelling loudly, your sign can still be seen.

  • 3.

    On large white paper, draw a long, triangle with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Use a straight edge to draw the lines straight.

  • 4.

    Pick your team to support. What are their colors? Emblem? Mascot?

  • 5.

    With Crayola Twistables, letter your encouragement large and clearly for all to read. Draw team symbols such as a powerful tiger claw.

  • 6.

    Cut out the triangle with Crayola Scissors. Erase any extra colored pencil marks.

  • 7.

    Glue the wide end of the triangle around a cardboard tube with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry the pennant.

  • 8.

    Decorate the tube, too. GO TEAM!


  • Students gain empathy for team players, their challenges, and rewards.
  • Students identify a team to support.
  • Students design and fabricate a pennant to support that group.


  • Older students explore the controversy about team names that carry stereotypical messages. Stage a debate to voice opposing views.
  • Organize a school pep rally. What is involved? If you don’t have a sports team to support, why not cheer for another type of team such as the school’s crossing guards or most prolific readers.