- Eye-spy: Identify nouns that you can see. Then create a challenge by using as many adjectives to describe that noun. For older children, how many similes can you create using those adjectives?
- Cut out words from newspapers. Can you make your own headings from them? Separate the words into different word families to help you.
- Make silly sentences and extend using conjunctions. For example: I went to the shops to buy bananas because I had to feed my pet monkey.
- Encourage children to keep a diary. This will help them to secure their understanding on tenses.
- Change a letter. Start with a four-letter word, take it in turns to change 1 letter at a time to create a new word.
- Words in words. Choose a random word, how many words can you make with the letters in that word.
- Adding details. Start with a short simple sentence then rewrite with an adjective then an adverb. Rewrite the sentence again with a preposition, then a time adverbial or conjunction. See how long and interesting you can your sentence!
Grammar is important and is used every day, even when we do not even realise! Help embed vital grammar skills by playing simple games with your children. Some ideas include: