Bump-A-Word

Describe the pictures while you bump around in your bumper car!

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While Playing: 

--Play with your child!

--Select "Two-Player Challenge" and play together on the same keyboard while you collect all the correct description words for each picture.

--Select "One-Player Practice" and have your child play, while you ask questions like, "Do you think the word "white" describes this picture?"

Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Playing Bump-A-Word is a fun, engaging way for your child to learn all about describing objects. Focusing on description helps your child become a good writer.  This games meets many expectations in multple grades, one of which is:

Language: Writing

Use editing, proofreading and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression and present their work effectively.

Confirm spellings and word meanings or word choice using a few different types of resources

At-Home Activities: 

--Print out the first page of the "printables" and play 20 questions. Choose a small item like a stuffed toy, wooden block, or sparkly button. Put it behind your back. Have your child ask questions in order to determine what the item is. With each question, make a written list of the description words, for example if your child asks, "is it soft?" and you say "yes", then have your child write the word "soft" on their item description list.

--Print out the second page of the "printables" and play the "Adjective Game". Set a timer to see how many words you can find to describe an object. The winner is the one with the most words at the end!

--Write a story! Make sure to use as many description words as possible. Try to make the reader "see" pictures in his/her imagination through your descriptive writing!