Word Games for Kids

Word Scramble Game

The word scramble game gives you two minutes to come up with the "write" words. It's a race against the clock to express yourself into a win.

What You'll Need:

  • Card stock
  • Colorful markers
  • Dictionary
  • Timer
  • Scissors
  • Box

Step 1: Write 20 each of your favorite:

  • nouns (person, place, or thing words)
  • verbs (action words)
  • adverbs (words that modify verbs)
  • adjectives (words that modify nouns)
  • And a dozen each of articles("the," "a," "but," "or," "when," "why," "how," and "with")

Step 2: Cut each into one-word strips, and toss them all into a box. Shake them up, dump them out, and see how many crazy sentences you can come up with in two minutes.

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