Happy hump day, Mamas!
It’s Reading & Writing Wednesday here on the blog, and we’re so excited!
We wholeheartedly believe in leaving our world a better place than we found it, and part of that mission involves raising smarter, more respectful, and all-around better children. Encouraging school attendance, involvement, and excitement is the first step toward raising smarter children. Helping with homework and ensuring all assignments are completed correctly is a great second step.
But here, we believe in taking things Beyond the Classroom. There are learning opportunities all around – why limit your child’s education to the school building? In my house, we make learning fun! We play games, read books, and discuss complex topics over dinner. Every moment is spent learning something new!
I’m so happy to share some of my favorite games with you, including this parts of speech game: ad libs!
Part of Speech Ad Libs
What do you need?
Part of Speech Ad Lib Worksheet
How do you play?
Have your little one brainstorm a word for the appropriate part of speech and fill in the blanks.
Here are a couple of examples to get you started:
Noun: dog, pizza, cloud
Adjective: smelly, purple, sparkly
Transitive verb: running, playing, eating
Adverb: quickly, thoroughly, blindly
Once all of the blanks have been completed, have your little one read the silly story aloud! You both will be rolling around with laughter.
After you’ve completed the three stories, why not try creating your own? Think up a short story, erase some of the words, and ask for new ones to fill in the blanks.
Ad libs are perfect for long car rides, rainy days, or any time at home when you want to make learning fun.
Enjoy your silly (adjective) parts of speech game (noun)!
I can’t wait to hear how much you loved the game! Not only is it a silly exercise that your little one will absolutely love, but it’s a really great educational lesson teaching parts of speech.
I’m so proud of you for taking the first step toward raising a better generation and pushing your child’s learning beyond the classroom!
You go, Mama!