Thursday, March 26, 2020

Language Arts Activities for Home

Many schools are closed and either doing learning online or sending work home. I also thought it might be a good time to do suggest some activities for children to do at home that might not require the internet.

Journal Writing – Now would be a good time for the student to start a journal. Every day they can write using the prompt and then add a paragraph about how they are feeling. Here are several prompts:

If I had a Superhero Power, it would be…
If I could meet one famous living person, it would be...
The best part of not going to school is…
What I miss most about not going to school is…
Something new I’ve learned is…

Nouns – using post-it notes or index cards, label all the nouns in your room. If there is more than one child, give them different color pencils, pens, crayons or markers to write the labels.

Treasure hunt – With smaller children, give them post-it notes and have them find things in the room that begin with a specific letter. They put the post-it note on each object they find.

Read – Find a book that you want to read. After you are done, pretend they will make a movie of the book and you have to create the movie poster.

Cook – Find a recipe that you want to try to make. Check that you have the ingredients in your house. Follow the recipe and create your food.

Word games
·      Word connections – One person says a word. The next person has to use a word beginning with the last letter of the previous word.
·      Ghost – One person says a letter. The next person has to build on that letter by adding a letter for a real word. The next person adds on another letter towards building the word. Continue taking turns with all people playing the game. Each person will add a letter to the previous ones to create a real word. The one who ends the word gets the letter in order from the word GHOST. The person is out of the game when they have all the letters from the word GHOST.

Board Games:
If you have the game Scrabble, this would be a fun game to play at home.
Turn all the tiles over so the letters can’t be seen. Each person draws 7 tiles. Use the letter tiles to form words. These tiles can’t be used again. Each tile counts as one point. Draw however many tiles from the pile that you used. The one with the most points after all possible words are made, wins.

What other language arts games would you suggest?

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