These games will be a hit with your kids as they play and learn. Affordable homeschool grammar games help kids learn with fun. As I homeschool my kids I look for various ways to teach them in a different way. Most of my games are homemade and pertain to the topic we are working on.
Sometimes my boys’ have trouble remembering all the parts of speech, and how they are used. So, from the oldest to the youngest, I created these games as a refresher and review.
Turkey Trot Homeschool Grammer Games
This game works like a cake walk. Write out ten cut out cards for nouns and verbs. It is really easy. The kids walk around on the words to music. I use classical to cover fine arts also. Then, when the music stops they should be standing on a word.
I then ask them to tell me if the word is a noun, or a proper noun. After that, they must use it correctly in a sentence to continue on. This game can work for any part of speech.
Pilgrims vs. Indians Sentence Building
We separate into two teams. One team is team Pilgrim, and the other is team Indian. We work on parts of speech and sentence building to win. Pre-made words are created on index cards to make up the sentences. Both teams have 2 minutes to create a sentence with the cards given.
At the end of two minutes we review the sentences and discuss the correctness. After that, I ask them how many parts of speech they can identify. My younger son is at the beginner level, but still enjoys this game.
The winner is the team that can identify the most parts of speech AND has a proper sentence. By that, I mean it has to make sense. I have several decks of index cards to cover at least 4 to 5 rounds of this game.
Parts of Speech Feast
In addition to the sentence building and identifying of the parts of speech we play this game. I have them color and cut out vegetables. All kinds. In the past I have laminated them, but this time I used construction paper so that the part of speech could be seen.
Next, I painted three paper plates brown. This color reminded me of the Thanksgiving color tones. Game objective is to fill your bowl with eight parts of speech. Using the index cards with words from the previous game they lay out a sentence, and match it with the correct speech vegetable.
Winner is the one who has used the most parts of speech to fill their plate. Then, game continues on. As we played I observed all of them, especially my oldest who understands diagramming working through proper sentence structure. Even my youngest who only knew nouns and verbs. From this game he learned adjectives, pronouns and interjections.
Homeschool Games of Gratitude
Each year at Thanksgiving I like for my children to be grateful for what we have. To learn about gratitude, other than journaling about it, I created a few homeschool games that surround the subject. Gratitude boxes can take many forms so please adjust this to your liking.
I made a cornucopia from a coloring page. Cut it out and glued it to just a plain cardboard box. First, we wrote out words of gratitude and placed them in the box. (words of wisdom….make a slot at the bottom to get the words out). Next, I wrote out several adjectives on cards and they had to match them up to the correct synonyms. Place them in them in the box. As I retrieved them, we counted matches and the person with the most matches after their turn won the game.
Finally, this can be used as a listening game. I read a story that I made up with several words from the cards in the story. Gratitude can also be taught through storytelling, and I found this to be true. So, when they heard the word they were to put that card in the box. I laid all of the cards out so that it would be more of a quick thinking game. My kids enjoyed it, and the story.
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