Materials Needed: Balloons (separate colors for teams preferred), parts of speech strips.
Instructions: To play this game, students are split into up to 4 teams. I use 4 different colors of balloons to make it easy for teams to tell their balloons apart. Students take turns running to one side of the room, relay style, to grab a balloon, then running back to their team. Once there, they must pop the balloon and locate the paper strip inside. Students will determine whether or not this word is a pronoun. If they have found a pronoun, they must create a sentence that correctly uses the word. The first team to correctly identify and use 6 pronouns wins.
As an extra challenge, I require teams to sort out non-pronoun cards into categories, as well as using all parts of speech cards in sentences before they are finished with the game. This would mean that each team must have 12 sentences to finish, as opposed to 6. I have included sentence recording sheets for both versions of the game.