Brainstorm a verb for every letter in your name. Have your child do the same. For example: Mike: Move, Illustrate, Kick and Exercise.
Write base words “hop, stop, pat, trip, and shop” on paper. Ask your child to add the suffix “ing” to the words. Remember to follow the rule: you must have double consonants before adding “ing”.
This week will focus on honing some writing skills. When learning to become a writer not only is it important to read other authors and to practice writing, but it’s essential to get feedback from someone who is reading your work. Keep that in mind as you work on writing skills. One specific activity you can do is remind your child, “when 2 vowels go walking, the 1st does the talking.” Help your child hunt for words that follow this pattern in books. Example: Juice, Paint, Goal, etc.
Clap it out! Ask your child to read a spelling word. Then have them close their eyes and clap out the spelling and repeat the word. Each letter in words gets one clap.
At breakfast have your child use letters from the cereal box to create as many words as they can. Set the kitchen timer to make it a game.
Play Pictionary! Find some unusual verbs and nouns. Ask your child to draw pictures of the vocabulary words to help them understand and remember the meanings of the words. Play a game of trying to guess the words from pictures.
Have your child use a highlighter to circle verbs in a magazine. Act out verbs together to show the action of the verb, “Tom listened to the speaker.” Put your hand up to your ear. “Betty consumed the bread.” Pretend to gobble up some food. Etc.