Making Grammar Hands-on & FUN!

During our Australian fall season, I was madly searching for some engaging grammar activities which essentially aren’t boring textbook material. I found some great materials but I wanted more engaging stuff which helps young kids gets excited about doing grammar – well it’s not like I announce “let’s do some grammar!” to my students before we actually begin practicing a grammar concept (because you could just see those eyes rolling the other way *BORING* lol).

So I began creating some fun things with the graphics I had bought from DJ Inkers and Mel from The Pond that year.

Scroll down to get a sneak FREEBIE from this Fall grammar pack! 🙂
This activity gets the students reading a short poem and then cutting and pasting the ‘rhyming apples’ that go with the words from the poem. They then can choose to color/decorate their paper! My students completed this for homework.

Here’s another activity where students needed to read the nouns and classify them using color.

Here, students also cut and paste apple buckets with the rhyming CVC words in the correct row.
If you’d like to check out the full pack, it’s right HERE.

Or, you could check it out on TPT right HERE.

Click on any image below to download the freebie! 🙂

What you could do to engage students in grammar is create some excitement by using scissors and glue. Really, that’s all it takes! You don’t even need to buy anything, here are some quick ideas:

1. Verb Tenses: on a white piece of paper, draw a table with columns and rows, then roughly write up the past and present tenses of random verbs (include irregular and common verbs in the mix). Get the students sorting!

2. Play Hangman with Adjectives: split the class in two groups and assign a color to each group. Get each person to come up tot he board and show them an adjective (secretly) to draw up on the board with dashes: ‘funny’ becomes _ _ _ _ _. This will soon become a favorite, whenever we have free time at the end of a lesson, this is the game we play!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Wishing you a great week! 🙂

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