An Adverb Acting Game

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Updated on Mar 25, 2016

The adverb is an important parts of speech that can sometimes be confused with the adjective. This exciting activity will teach your kids about adverbs through acting out words. Play this adverb acting game with your kids for some entertainment and hands-on learning!

What You Need:

  • 20 small slips of paper
  • 20 flashcards
  • 2 paper bags
  • Pen

What You Do:

  1. Start by helping your kids remember what adverbs are and some examples of adverbs. Help them write down 20 different adverbs, one on each flashcard. If they need more ideas, you can suggest examples such as “slowly”, “easily”, and “often”.
  2. Put the 20 flashcards into one of the paper bags.
  3. Take the strips of paper and have your kids write one sentence on each piece of paper about tasks they do throughout the day. For example, “I get ready for school in the morning.”
  4. Place the strips of paper into the other bag.
  5. Next, have your kids choose one flashcard and one slip of paper from each of the bags without showing you. Ask them to act out the sentence while incorporating the adverb. For instance, they could act out getting ready for school quickly or slowly.
  6. Try to guess what action and adverb they are acting out. When you have gone through all the cards, you can add new or more complex adverbs for an additional challenge!
Alicia Danyali, BS Elementary Education, taught primary-level students for four years at the International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The last four years of her teaching career, she taught at the Washington International School in Washington, D.C. She recently completed writing a series of children's picture books and is a mother of one young son.