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Things on the Move


Things on the Move

[30 Minutes]

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.

You'll need:

• paper and pencil (optional)

What to do:

  1. If possible, print out these directions. Read them through with your child before you begin.
  2. With your child, gather everything you'll need.

How to play:

  1. Put your thinking caps on and call out words that show movement. You may list them on paper if you wish.
  2. Here are some examples: run, jump, slide, chew, stir, cut, and so on.
  3. There are many, so just think, think, think!
  4. 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.
  5. 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?

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