Verb Games for Middle School

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Identifying and using verbs is a skill that increases with practice. Make that practice engaging for students by trying some of these middle school verb games.

Middle School Verb Games

Grammar doesn't have to be dull. With a little creativity, it can be far more practical and exciting. Games are among the most engaging way to teach any topic, and there are plenty of activities that we can play to help teach students how to identify and use verbs. Check out these ideas for verb games.

Verb Race

For this game, create a series of index cards containing various verbs that students can act out. Then, put students into teams and have them complete a relay race running back and forth across the classroom. Each student must take one of the index cards from a randomly shuffled deck, read the verb, and go from one side of the classroom to the other and back in the way described by that verb.

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