Do you need a fun way for your students to practice irregular past tense verbs? How about a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired literacy activity/learning center or speech & language activity perfect for the month of March? Try the simple game on this file. Just print and play!
Ninety-six irregular verbs have been recorded onto six different sets of recording sheets and game cards included on this file. This file can be used by Speech Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, Classroom Teachers, and parents. It can be used as a whole-class activity, learning center, or as a 1:1 game with a student or client.
There are two methods of play; solely dependent upon the amount of time you have available in preparation of this fun activity. One method involves game cards, where one side of a paper card has an irregular verb in the present tense, and the other side will have the correct form of the word in the past tense. Students play by solving the problems that are face-up on a card, record their answers on a recording sheet, self-check the answer on the back, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move along the trail of shamrocks.
The second method of play eliminates the use of the game cards, thus reducing the overall preparation time. Students use a single die to determine problems to solve on their recording sheets, independently self-check the answer with the corresponding answer key, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move along the trail of shamrocks.
This file contains:
●suggested procedures and management for both methods of play (whole-class and learning center)
●2 Shamrock Shenanigans game boards… one with a white background, one with a green background
●6 leveled recording sheets with corresponding answer keys for the students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)
●2 paper-clip spinners
●6 sets of 16 irregular verb question cards and 16 past tense answer cards
●2 sets of blank recording sheets and answer keys
●2 sets of 16 blank question cards and 16 blank answer cards
Your students are certain to enjoy playing this game, all the while learning irregular past tense verb forms.