Monday, June 17, 2024

Names – Classroom Vocabulary Game

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11

1) Choose four categories from the list below (or make up your own):

Food and Drink
Animals
Jobs
Places
Names
Things smaller than a car
Things found in a house
Things found in school
Sports and Leisure
Television and Film
2) Choose a child’s name.

3) Write the categories and the name on the board using the following layout as a guide:

Names

4) Young children can think of objects in each category, which begin with the letters at the top of each column. As a class, you can then discuss the answers, and complete the table on the board. Older children can copy the layout, think of answers individually or in groups, and complete the table in their books. The table above could be completed as follows:

Names

This activity could also be used to reinforce the children’s knowledge of the different types of words (e.g. nouns, adjectives, verbs), as you could use the word types as categories.

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