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Word games are a great way to help children flex their literacy skills and have fun at the same time. This activity focuses on vocabulary and concept development as well as spelling.
If doing the activity in the Suggestions section (see “Make it Better”), cut about 50 strips of paper.
Tell your students that you’ll be playing a game using just words. Ask them if they have ever played a game like that before. Explain the rules of this game to them (see “Make it Happen”).
Build the longest “word chain” you can!
After your students have played once, bring them together to have a quick discussion. Was it easy or hard to come up with the words? What are some other categories they might try?
Play it again with a new category.