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You say SPAG, we say GAPS, or GASP, or PSGA. What? No one says PSGA? What about APGS? Why not? It makes as much sense as GAPS. Why is ‘and’ the second word? So be it.
Get your kids’ grammar and spelling punctuation (see, doesn’t work. Bad grammar! Bad!) skills up to scratch with some lighthearted online gaming. It’s better than the language they’ll pick up playing Call of Duty online at home.
Here’s a quick roundup of some of the best word games this side of Countdown, Boggle and Scrabble. Enjoy.
Looking for something a little more low-tech? This collection of grammar games covers everything from sentence types to prepositions, homophones, prefixes, suffixes and more.
Better yet, they’re all sorted by year group.
Check out the full collection here.
This literacy game sees you push word barrels around into the correct category of either proper nouns, common nouns, adjectives or comparative adjectives in order to escape from the Forbidden Chamber. Some very stylish graphics and atmospheric music too which is a nice bonus.
Play it here.
Probably not much use on actual criminal investigations (perhaps why he’s hosting online grammar games) the Adjective Detective helps kids spot, you guessed it, the adjectives in various sentences.
Try it here.
Who’d have thought the humble comma could be the difference between life and death? Well, it is in The Quest of Comma Castle where you need to save a diamond from the Plinth of the Perishing Pit, negotiating dragons, bottomless pits and other deadly obstacles, all by answering grammar questions. There are four difficulty settings, and six sections to play through. Real heroes know their synonyms and antonyms.
Check it out here.
You best know your verbs from your imperative verbs and adverbs to play this game. You best also like robots with Caribbean accents, because he’ll be guiding you through the game. Kids need to roll the marbles over to the correct toy, and also fill in the missing words in sentences.
Play it, quickly, here.
In this game children can scroll through a list of prefixes and suffixes until they find one they think makes a word. Simple. But even better, after each question it gives a handy explanation of what that prefix or suffix is used for, such as: ‘sub’ means ‘beneath’ or ‘under’ and ‘marine’ means ‘sea’. So ‘Submarine’ means ‘under the sea’.
Press the depress your left mouse button here to give it a go.
This is just one of a hatful of grammar games from The British Council, where you have to put the correct word into each sentence, but other topics covered include prepositions of place, modals and articles.
Fill in the blank grammar-game-shaped hole in your life by playing it here.
This game gives you a sentence with a missing conjunction. Luckily, there are four conjunctions floating by in bubbles, and it’s up to you to pick the right one and join the two parts of the sentence together correctly.
You can play this game here, but will you do it?
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