Vocabulary Memory Game

June 15, 2010 at 6:34 AM Leave a comment

by: Jennifer Perez

A fun and exciting way to help build vocabulary is what I like to call the Vocabulary Memory Game.  This activity is suggested for children in Grades K-6.

Supplies: Index cards or plain white copy paper cut into fourths, a bright colored marker and a black pen.

Activity: Choose anywhere between 6-15 words, depending on grade level, which your child could use some additional practice with.  These could be words sent home from school, words you both have encountered while reading together or just words you would like to add to your child’s vocabulary. What you will do is use your brightly-colored marker to write the vocabulary word on the plain-faced side of the index card(s). Using your black pen, write the definitions of those vocabulary words and the ‘lined’ side of the index cards.  When you have completed all of the cards, shuffle them and lay them face-down on a smooth surface.

It would be a great idea to explain the rules before beginning the first game and even becoming a player yourself!  The idea is to correctly match the vocabulary word and it’s meaning during one turn.  If you or your child gets a correct match-then you go again!!!  Isn’t this fun??  If you do not correctly get a match on your turn then it is now the next players turn!!  Play this game often to help build vocabulary and reinforce meaning.  You can even add two new words each week to keep it challenging!!

Happy Learning!


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