Helping Verbs Games & Ideas
How many of you find learning the English grammar system quite boring? Or, difficult to remember the different names of all of the parts of speech? My favorite part is trying to remember which words go with which part of speech. Well, worry no longer. Here are some great games and hands-on ideas that will not only inspire you to learn about the English grammar system, but, also help your children to learn the parts of speech in many different ways.
- Match – print out two sets of the helping verb cards (bottom of the post), then spread out all of the cards face down. On your turn, you may flip over two cards. If the words match you may keep the cards. If they do not match, flip the cards back over and then the next player gets a turn. Play continues, until all of the cards have been matched up and there are no more cards left face down in front of you. Then count the matches that are in your pile. The player with the most matches wins the game.
- “Rags to Riches” – https://www.quia.com/rr/121293.html – this is an online game. You have to choose the correct word for each sentence. If you get the correct answer, you get to move up to the next level, earning more money.
- Hop along – print the helping verb cards (bottom of the post) onto card stock. You can laminate them also if you would like. Lay them on the floor in a nice path. They can then, hop on each card and say each word as they hop on it. If they say a word in correctly then they have to go back to the beginning. You could also print out the jingle bells song and have your child learn the tune. After they can sing the song correctly, lay the cards on the floor in a nice path, in the same order that they appear in the song. Turn some of the cards face down in the path. Your child then has to hop on the cards and tell you what the word is on the cards that are tipped over. If they guess the word correctly they can keep it. For each card that they collect, it equals one point. Then you can lay them out again, putting different cards face down, for another child, or have your child try again.
- Name All 23 Helping Verbs – http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/helpingverbs – challenge your kids to name all 23 helping verbs
- Helping Verbs Puzzle – https://freelanguagestuff.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/puzzle-preview.jpg
- Helping Verbs and Action Verbs worksheet – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Helping-Verbs-Worksheet-558428
- Helping Verbs Center – does cost $2.40 – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Main-and-Helping-Verbs-Center-Activity-1270833
- Helping Verb Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YDzLr1dfUE
- Helping Verb Scoot Around the Room Center – does cost $2.2.5 – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Autumn-Main-and-Helping-Verb-Scoot-960713
- Power Point Presentation – http://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2495556/main-and-helping-verbs-powerpoint-pptx?from=resource_image
- Helping Verb Worksheet – (grade 4-6) – https://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/TCR/LaughLearnGrammar_35-36_key.pdf
- Helping Verbs Video – main verbs, helping verbs and verb phrases – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22nqBuFltk
- Online worksheet – http://www.phschool.com/atschool/writing_grammar_08/grade6/exercise_bank/chapter15/wag6_act_15-2a.cfm