Grammar seems to be one of those school subjects that kids tend to dread. At least my kids do. So I try to make it more fun and memorable if I can.
Here are some great ideas, games, and activities that I’ve found around the web to help my early/middle elementary aged kids enjoy grammar just a bit.
Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech Grammar Bingo (FREE) from My Joy-Filled Life
Solve It! Printable Parts of Speech Game (FREE) from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Parts of Speech Scrabble from Planning Playtime
Parts of Speech Bag Game from Education.com
Hot Potato Parts of Speech Game (FREE) from Joy in the Journey on TPT
Parts of Speech Hangman from Upper Elementary Snapshots
Parts of Speech Task Cards (FREE) from The Curriculum Corner
Parts of Speech Hop Scotch from Guilt-Free Homeschooling
Grammargories Parts of Speech Game (FREE) from Aspire to Inspire Classroom on TPT
Cooking Up Sentences GameGrammar In a JarGrasping Grammar Game
Punctuation & Capitalization
Punctuation Stickers from Better Than Homework
Punctuation Flashcards from Look! We’re Learning
Paper Plate Punctuation Signs from Teach Me Mommy
Punctuation Mini Book from Rock Your Homeschool
3 Punctuation Games for Kids from Boy Mama Teacher Mama
Punctuation Scavenger Hunt from Joyful Learning in KC
Capitalization & Punctuation Sentence Editing Strips from The Kindergarten Connection
Missing Punctuation Board Game (FREE) from Deceptively Educational
Punctuation POW Game (FREE) from Having Fun Learning
What Gets a Capital Letter? Board Game (FREE) from Deceptively Educational
Text Message Comma Corrections (FREE) from Presto Plans on TPT
Using Pasta to Learn About Commas from This Reading Mama
Contractions Memory Game from School Time Snippets
Contractions Dominoes from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Contractions Bingo Game (FREE) from Teacher’s Take-Out
Contraction Surgery from The Brown Bag Teacher
Learning Contractions with Plastic Eggs from There’s Just One Mommy
Go to Press Grammar GameRory’s Story Cube Complete SetBlurt! Word Race Game
Subject & Predicate Writing Game from Teach Me Mommy
Roll and Write Activity from This Reading Mama
Sentence Building with Legos from There’s Just One Mommy
Smore Sentence Game (FREE) from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Sentence Scramble from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Sentence Hunt from Joy in the Journey
Types of Sentences Board from Lessons with Laughter
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I’d say diagramming is the hardest. I never learned it in school.
Thanks for the opportunity in the giveaway and awesome freebies! What a great post. It’s encouraging to new homeschool moms like myself. Thank you!
Learning subject-verb agreement seems to be our most difficult.
Jessica Medina says
Diagramming sentences is th ehardest for me.
Subject-verbs! Thanks for the opportunity to win this
Independent vs. subordinate clauses
Comma placement was difficult for me back when I learned.
Someone here said “parts of speech” is the hardest. I want to do diagramming with them to help it make sense.
Jenn C says
I think figurative language/foreshadowing/poetry would be hardest to teach because it is so intuitive.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
verb tense seems to be difficult for my kids
Ugh, all of it. The English language is so complicated to a 5 year old (and me trying to explain it!)
Diagramming sentences!! I wish I had REALLY learned in school myself so I could do better with teaching my own children.
Stacy Wheeler says
Sentence diagramming was the worst!
I think parts of speech is the most difficult because there are so many exceptions to the rule!
Carol Ellis says
Why is teaching speech so hard?