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Make a Sentence

Required:

  • Index cards or paper, writing/drawing supplies

How good are you and your kids at creating stories on the fly? Find out with this activity.

First, get five sets of blank index cards, with ten cards in each set. (You can also make your own from thin cardboard or paper.) Write numbers on one set of cards, one per card. On another set, draw various shapes. On another, put colors (again, one per card). And on yet another, write the name of animals. You can put the names of anything else you like on the remaining set.

Each participant in the activity takes one card from each set. They must then create a sentence using all of the elements on the cards. You can increase the challenge by adding more card sets with more difficult items to incorporate in a coherent sentence. Or you can have other players draw cards that will be incorporated into more sentences to create an amazing tale.

All right! So five red monkeys ate 50 pounds of pizza last week. After that, they were green!

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From 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child Copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, and F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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