This colorful deck of cards is for classroom practice with verbs. Each card has a different verb on it, and the cards can be used in a variety of ways. The cards are excellent for vocabulary work, movement, brain breaks, writing, and more!
Pull a card out, read the card to the class, and ask for volunteers to demonstrate the meaning by acting it out! Or pull a card, and have the entire class act out the word at once. Try two or three cards at a time, and see if students can act them out simultaneously!
Use the cards in a writing center. Students choose two or three cards, and use them to create sentences or stories.
Do a whole group writing activity: Each student gets a card, and begins a story using the action on the card. After a few minutes, ask students to exchange cards with other students. Give the students time to write. They should incorporate the verbs on the new cards into their stories! Switch again, and repeat!
Included in this set are writing papers, interactive journal materials for vocabulary development, an “I Have, Who Has?” game, and 54 verb cards that students can pantomime!
I Have, Who Has?
The “I Have, Who Has?” game has 30 cards, because so many classes have 30 students. If you have fewer than 30 students, give some children have two cards. The game begins when the student with the “Start” card says, “Start.” Words that are printed in blue should not be spoken, but rather, acted out.
Example: A student would read aloud “Who has” and then act out the next word. Other students will watch, and the student who has the correct card will read the “I have” portion of his/her card. Children love to play this game, and it requires them to be good listeners and pay attention to other students’ actions! Win-win! The student with the last card reads “End” and the game is over. Instruct students to switch cards, and play again!