Parts of speech can be a difcult and dreary concept for

many kids, but you can quickly turn that feeling around by creating this fun, easy,
learning game your child will enjoy playing!
What You Need
!ight brown paper lunch bags
"tack of inde# cards
Pen or pencil
What You $o
%o o&er the eight most common parts of speech with your child
Noun a naming word' (t names a person, place, thing, idea, li&ing creature, quality,
or action' !#amples cowboy, theater, bo#, thought, tree, kindness, arri&al
)erb describes an action *doing something+ or a state *being something+'
!#amples walk, talk, think, belie&e, li&e, like, want
,djecti&e describes a noun' (t tells you something about the noun' !#amples big,
yellow, thin, ama-ing, beautiful, quick, important
,d&erb usually describes a &erb' (t tells you how something is done' (t may also tell
you when or where something happened' !#amples slowly, intelligently, well,
yesterday, tomorrow, here, e&erywhere
Pronoun used instead of a noun, to a&oid repeating the noun' !#amples (, you, he,
she, it, we, they
Preposition usually comes before a noun, pronoun or noun phrase' (t joins the noun
to some other part of the sentence' !#amples on, in, by, with, under, through, at
.onjunction joins two words, phrases or sentences together' !#amples but, so,
and, because, or
(nterjection an unusual kind of word, because it often stands alone' (nterjections
are words which e#press emotion or surprise, and they are usually followed by
e#clamation marks' !#amples /uch!, 0ello!, 0urray!, /h no!, 0a!
Prepare for the game by labeling each of the eight brown bags a di1erent part of
speech' 2hen, on inde# cards, ha&e your child help you think of and write down 345
64 words, any words will do, for each category' Write only one word on each inde#
card'
Place the appropriate card in each bag that 7ts its part of speech'
Pick out one word from each bag and use those words to build a long sentence'
!ach word used correctly in conte#t wins a point for the player8 you play until all
cards are used up, or until one player manages to use e&ery single part of speech in
one sentence' 2he 7rst person who can use all the parts of speech wins
immediately8 otherwise, &ictory goes to the highest point5getter' Note you may
need to conjugate the &erb tense and9or include articles, such as, :a;, :the;, :an; to
make the sentence complete' (s this pro&ing a little tough< =odify the game for your
child by omitting some of the parts of speech at 7rst, such as interjection,
conjunction and9or pronoun' ,s your child gains mastery o&er this concept, slowly
introduce the other parts of speech into the game'
,fter you>&e built a few sentences, re&erse the game! $ump all the words onto the
table, scramble them up, and correctly replace each word back into its
corresponding parts of speech bag'