Here is a parts of speech review Trashketball game for the winter holidays. While reading about holidays and festivals including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, and the Sapporo Snow Festival, this game helps students review parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. All that you will need is the ability to project a power point presentation, a ball (soft texture), some dark tape, and a trash can.
In this game, there are five rounds. In each round, students identify a part of speech in the context of a sentence; the sentences increase in difficulty and complexity throughout the game. For an extra challenge, the teacher may ask students for additional identifications (common vs. proper noun, active vs. being verbs, nouns modified by adjectives and adverbs, and prepositional phrases). Additionally, several slides provide a brief review of the included parts of speech before the game begins.
Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this game motivates them with their love of sports. When you put your students in heterogeneous groups for a game with friendly competition, it is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.
If you and your students enjoy the game, you may be interested in these other grammar games:
Or, do you want other activities for the winter holidays? These may interest you:
Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee? Writing Task
Poetry Bell Ringers for the Winter Season
Secret Santa Stocking Stuffers