TIP#4 Summer Language Enrichment Series : Play An Action Word Game

SPEECH PATHOLOGY ASSOCIATES Mississippi

Using ‘ing’ action words can be difficult for many children because they aren’t words we name but do.  While this activity could be done in a number of settings, playing it in a pool provides the most summer fun.  


Using a beach ball, have your child or a group of kids stand in the shallow water so they can easily throw a ball to one another.  The kids will throw the ball in a random order so each child must be ready with an action word at all times. When the ball is thrown to a child, he/she is to say an action word (running, sitting, throwing, etc.) when the ball is caught.  If unable to give a word, you could have that child sit on the side of the pool until only one child remains; however, the actual ‘game’ instructions are yours to make.

Increasing verb language helps the child to formulate better sentences.  If this activity proves to be difficult for your child or if you have questions, please email me.



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