Teach Kids with These Interactive Fun Games to Help With Grammar

You might be looking for games to help with grammar improvement. Luckily, there are tons of fun activities out there to help you with your kid’s grammar practice.

Six Popular Games to Help with Grammar

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1. Reading Eggs and Reading “Eggs Press”

This book makes learning grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension fun for young kids. Thousands of interactive reading lessons, grammar activities, and over 3000 e-books are available for children to enjoy.

A sheet of paper and some index cards are necessary for you to answer these worksheets. Your child may also use eight different colored pencils and pens. Write down the eight most common parts of speech on your sheet of paper, and go over them with your child.

Nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections all have these categories. Put a color code on each of the eight speech parts using your pencils or pens.

You can write down 10–20 words for each category on your index cards. Then, you can ask your child to help you think about it. Try to use adverbs that end in “-ly”, which are easier to work with for children.

Use the correct color that matches your color code when writing on each card. A hard surface is ideal for placing your cards facing down.

Then, use one word from each group to build a sentence. It is best to start out with nouns, verbs, and adjectives, then slowly introduce other parts of speech as they grow confident.

2. Help Floyd Danger

When you’re trying to look for a book of complete sentences, Help Floyd Danger will teach your child about good grammar.

This exciting cave game helps kids sort and create complete sentences.

It’s an interactive, space-themed game where kids place apostrophes in contracts!

Get ready to shred those past tense verbs in this themed racing game!

Play this fifth-grade reading and writing game to learn about figurative language and common expressions.

3. Silent E

Silent E uses vowels to help your kids write their names. This phonics sorting game helps kids differentiate between long and short vowels.

Bring the mysterious creatures out of hiding by spelling the given words correctly!

4. Bossy-R Words

R-controlled vowels are found in Bossy R words. In this interactive game, kids learn how to sound out and spell various words.

Your child feeds “Roly” with short A word.

Students capitalize the first letter of proper nouns in this space game.

This grammar game will help kids understand irregular plural nouns. They will have so much fun playing this game, that they will forget how much they’re learning.

This sentence spinner game helps kids create complex sentences by adding prepositional phrases and wacky adjectives to simple sentences.

Even for more advanced learners, grammar can seem confusing. Learning the basics early with grammar games like these can ease the weight of your kid’s English learning processes. Students will study parts of speech that include nouns, verbs, and adjectives. It also helps them to distinguish between complete sentences, fragments, and much more.

5. Mice or Mouses

This grammar game helps kids understand irregular plural nouns. After so much fun, they’ll remember everything they have learned.

Mice or Mouses helps kids create complex sentences by adding prepositional phrases and wacky adjectives to simple sentences.

6. Would You Rather

Prompting some thoughtful (and bizarre) discussions, these types of questions can also be used to practice some less commonly-used verb forms. This may include conditional ones and can be extended to any language.

If you run out of interesting’would you rather’ questions to ask, you can revisit the previous ones. Consequently, you are given an infinite list of ideas.

To Wrap Up

The games above aim to teach language to improve reading skills. They are entertaining for children who want to learn about the English language.

They also provide a memory tool for children to recall what they have learned in a fun, sensory way. Though each game is different in how it teaches English, all of them try to introduce and reinforce the rules of grammar for better writing and pronunciation.

It may seem unimportant to some, but grammar can be crucial in helping your children communicate effectively. When you break grammar down and learn how each part of a sentence works, it doesn’t have to be daunting.

Games designed for kids of all skills will help your child review and strengthen their understanding of concepts they’ve taught. It’s also to challenge them to explore new ideas and push their writing to the next level. Don’t forget to explain how descriptive adjectives and adverbs add spice to your writing to children. You may start by showing them the basic building blocks of sentences like nouns and verbs.

Pam is an expert grammarian with years of experience teaching English, writing and ESL Grammar courses at the university level. She is enamored with all things language and fascinated with how we use words to shape our world.

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