Things on the Move
Take turns with your child thinking of words that show movement. See how many you can list together. This is a great travel or waiting room game. Playing this game helps build vocabulary skills.
paper and pencil (optional)
What to do:
- If possible, print out these directions. Read them through with your child before you begin.
- With your child, gather everything you'll need.
How to play:
- Put your thinking caps on and call out words that show movement. You may list them on paper if you wish.
- Here are some examples: run, jump, slide, chew, stir, cut, and so on.
- There are many, so just think, think, think!
- If you question a word, let the player act it out to make sure it really is a moving thing. For example, let your fingers WALK across your lap, or pretend to CHOP an onion.
- See who can think up the most words.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What is the object of this game?
- Where would you like to play this game?
- Do you think it will be hard to think of movement words? Why or why not?