9 Fun Games to Improve Second Grade Vocabulary

It's a weird world of words out there, and your second grader's just living in it. Help expand his vocabulary the fun way with these activities.

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Homonym Beanbag Toss

Homonyms are those tricky little words that tend to confound early learners. Help your second grader ace the challenge with this outdoor game.
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Play Antonym-Synonym Tic-Tac-Toe

Knowing your antonyms from your synonyms is an important part of the second grade writing curriculum, and is a real boon for vocabulary.
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Guess My Word: A Vocab Game

Here's a thought-provoking activity to make new vocabulary words "stick" in the mind of your young learner.
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Spring Words

Whatever the season, celebrate greenery and growth by helping your child study some delightful spring words.
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Learn New Words with Travel Vocabulary Cards

Before your next family getaway, make a set of picture/word vocabulary cards together. These cards will build your child's language and comprehension skills.
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Become a Word Detective!

Help your child be a word detective as he builds excellent reading and comprehension skills on his search for clues to decipher meanings of unfamiliar words.
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Write Parts of Speech Acrostic Poetry!

If helping your child learn parts of speech makes you want to take a nap, try this exercise. It's a sure way to keep those creative juices flowing.
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Practice Language Skills with a Dance Map!

Build your child's vocabulary and get his body moving at the same time with this fun dance map activity!
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Make and Play a Loteria Board Game

Play loteria, a Mexican board game! Help your child make this fun and festive game to help her build her vocabulary and have a blast while she's at it.
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