An Adverb Acting Game
It's difficult to find a child who doesn't enjoy performing every once and awhile. Get your little thespian in the spotlight while reinforcing the ever so important part of speech—the adverb. Try this adverb “acting out” game with your child for a few laughs and learning fun.
What You Need:
- 20 index cards
- 20 strips of paper
- 2 paper bags
What You Do:
- After a refresher with your child of what adverbs are, and how they help other parts of speech, ask your child to write out 20 that they know, one adverb per each index card. To get them going, suggest a few, like “angrily,” “quietly,” and “sneakily.” Once complete, place all 20 cards into one of the paper bags.
- Next, on strips of paper, have your child write out 10 sentences about things they do or say during day. For example, “Can you give me directions to the grocery store?”
- Now the game begins! Have your child choose one card and one slip of paper from each paper bag, and tell him to act out the sentence slip using the adverb character. Can he ask what's for dinner sneakily? How about hungrily asking for a hall pass?
- Guess which adverb he's acting out. As he gets better at the game, add more complex adverbs for vocabulary development, as well as a bigger acting challenge!