Two of the casualties of my computer/blog crash last year were my posts about the Logical Adjective Game and The Logical Adverb Game. The few photo's I was able to recover made me cringe, so I decided to re-do the two posts in one.
These games reinforce the relationships between the noun and the adjective and similarly the verb and the adverb. Children have a lot of fun mixing and matching and making silly combinations, it really appeals to the sense of humour of this age group.
Logical Adjective Game
Following the initial introduction of the adjective it's really important the child gets to explore the relationship between the noun and the adjective.
I love taking an object and asking the children to tell me as many qualities about it as possible, it really helps hone their observation skills. You can leave the object and all the words you make in a basket on the shelf so the child can revisit the exercise again.
It is also good to have a set of nouns and adjectives for matching on the shelf for the children to sort through and discuss which ones fit best together. Sometimes they have an adjective left that doesn't really match the remaining noun, so they have to re-think the other pairs - hence the name Logical Adjective Game.
They can also use the set to pick out as many adjectives to describe one noun.
You can find a set of cards HERE
Logical Adverb Game
After introducing the adverb the children should have opportunities to experiment with how it works with the miniature environment.
It is fun to look at the ways the adverb interacts with the verb.
This works the same way as the Logical Adjective Game - seeing which pairs work best, making up silly pairs of words and choosing as many adverbs that can be used with a particular verb.
You can find a set of cards HERE.
Logical Agreement Games
You can play similar games with the other parts of speech as the child's knowledge and understanding grows.
Do you have other games or ideas for using word cards for the parts of speech? I'd love to hear about them if you do.
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