Sentence Grab Bag

Practice punctuation with this easy-to-make game.



What you need: 

What to do:

  1. Print out the punctuation cards and cut them out along the dotted lines. 
  2. Fill a paper bag with the punctuation cards. 
  3. Ask each child to select a card. 
  4. Take turns creating a sentence that uses the punctuation on the card (some cards have two). No repeating someone else's sentence! 
  5. Write down each sentence after saying it aloud. Score one point for each correct sentence; double for those using two punctuation marks. 
  6. After all the cards have been used, add up the points. The person with the most points wins. (There may be ties, and that's okay too!)
  7. For more of a challenge, cut up the sentences that you wrote into individual words. Put all of the words in one bag, and the punctuation cards in another.
  8. Now play the same game, but select both a word card and a punctuation card. Can you make a sentence using the word you've chosen and the punctuation mark?
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