Turn words into action with a fun game
Writers carefully choose verbs that best paint the picture they want to convey. To help your child practice, play the Name That Action game. On slips of paper, write verbs that describe a precise action, like skip, hop, stomp, tiptoe, limp and crawl. Take turns drawing a slip and acting out the word. Whoever guesses the word goes next. Your child's writing will come alive when she learns to choose the right descriptive verb.