My kiddies *love* this activity. Like seriously, canNOT get enough!
That’s why I like to leave it out all year long as one of our “I’m done, now what?” activities. However, you can also use it as a center activity, or really any other way you’d like!
There are many different versions of this type of sentence-building activity out there, but here’s how we play:
1. Students use one of the 3 versions of the “Funny Phrases Instruction Poster” (page 9 - 12) to remind themselves how to complete the activity.
2. Then, they place the “rainbow order dots” (page 13-14) in correct number order. Students can play on a table or any other flat surface. We have also used a pocket chart.
3. Students then follow the rainbow order dots to build their own funny phrase using the “phrase cards” (page 15-63 or 64-112). First they pick a pink card, then a red card, and so on, until they have 6 phrase cards in order (example included with your purchase).
4. And finally, students read their funny phrase. *cue uncontrollable giggles* It is too stinkin’ cute to hear them howl. And I don’t even mind because they are not only being exposed to sentence structure, but also practicing reading at the same time. WOOHOO!
Included in this pack your will find:
* teacher instructions - of how to use this activity in your classroom
* extension worksheets - 4 different versions to chose from to accommodate various learning levels and grades (including primary lined and single lined)
* Funny Phrases Instruction Poster - 3 different versions to chose from for students to use as reference
* rainbow order dots
* colored phrase cards - to be printed on white/cream paper/cardstock and laminated for durability
* printer-friendly phrase cards - which can either be printed on the corresponding colored paper, or printed on white paper and backed with coloured paper (clearer instructions included in pack)
I hope you enjoy this silly center activity!!! :)