Hot Potato Grammar: Get Your Kids BEGGING for More Grammar Practice

Today, I'm joining the fun with Holly from "Fourth Grade Flipper's" "Tried-It Tuesday" linky party and Denise from "Sunny Days in Second Grade" for her "Show and Tell" linky


Here's what we tried today - and boy, was it a hit!
This is an awesome game that is a combination of hot potato and musical chairs. 
I used it to review and reinforce the different parts of speech, but it could be adapted for almost any subject area or topic. 

Here's how it works:
1.    Label four buckets or bags with a different part of speech: noun, verb, adjective, and adverb. 
Place a treat in each bucket:
 
2.    Have your students sit in a circle and hand out the four buckets to different students around the circle.
3.    Start the music and have the students pass the buckets around the circle.
4.    When the music stops, the buckets stop. 

1.    5.  When the music stops, the teacher draws a word out of an envelope and reads it out loud. The student with that part of speech is out.
For example: if the word called is “pretty,” then the student holding the “adjective” bucket is out. 
The bucket is given to the student on the left and music begins again.
6. The game continues until only four students are left.
Those four students get to open the bucket and keep the prize that is inside.
“Hot Potato Grammar” provides a great parts-of-speech review for the students and they will beg for it time and time again!
I TRIED it...and so can you!
You can download this FUN and ENGAGING packet for FREE!

AND because this idea was such a success,(if I do say so myself) I am linking up with Gina from "Third Grade Tidbits" for her "What's Working Wednesdays" linky:

3 more days til Spring Break!
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