Here’s a quick game to review irregular past verbs.
Common Core State Standards
This game can address the following Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.D, L.3.1.D
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You need one magnetic spinner*.
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Setting Up the Game:
I start off by having the campers brainstorm a list of irregular past verbs. Explain that these are verbs that DO NOT end in ED. I write these words in two columns on the white board (a chalkboard can work just as well). One column of words is on the far left edge of the board. The second column is on the far right edge of the board.
We work together to come up with a long list.
Then, I draw a circle in the middle of the whiteboard, divide it into 8 sections and number the sections 3-10
For smaller groups (up to 8) I divide the large whiteboard into 4 sections. A pair is assigned to each section.
For larger groups, (or if I don’t have a large whiteboard or chalkboard), I divide the group into pairs. I give each pair a small white board, dry erase marker and a sock to serve as an eraser. You can purchase a class pack on Amazon*.
NOW TO PLAY!
One camper spins a number. Then, one partner from each pair has to list that many irregular past verbs.
Once they’ve completed their list, campers don’t say anything. They just hold up their white board so I can see it.
I check to make sure each word is spelled correctly (since they’re written on the board to see!).
If I see one word that is not, I hold up 1 finger, two words, 2 fingers etc.
The camper then goes back and fixes any mistakes. If (or when) all the words are correct, I give a thumbs up and the child puts a tally on his/her board for each word that he/she has written correctly.
Continue play until everyone has had a turn to spin or your allotted time has run out!
Print the Instructions
Regular Past Verbs that End in ED
If you’d like to focus on past verbs that end in ED check out the 4 levels of games to practice them!