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5 Fun Grammar Activities for KS1 Classes

Getting pupils excited about grammar can have a significant impact on their overall language skills. As educators, it is important for us to make grammar learning enjoyable and engaging for young learners. By incorporating fun activities into our lessons, we can create a stimulating and interactive classroom environment that promotes active participation and enhances grammar skills. 

Sentence Scavenger Hunt 

One fun grammar activity that can engage KS1 pupils is the 'Sentence Scavenger Hunt.' This activity combines kinaesthetic learning with grammar practice, creating a multisensory experience for students. 

Person writing, with colourful post-it notes next to themTo conduct the scavenger hunt, create sentence cards with different grammar elements, such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions. Hide the cards around the classroom or outdoor area and provide pupils with a checklist. Pupils then search for the cards and match them to the corresponding sentence structure. This activity not only reinforces grammar rules but also encourages children to actively move around and apply their knowledge in a hands-on way. 

Grammar Bingo 

Another exciting grammar activity for KS1 classes is 'Grammar Bingo.' This game promotes critical thinking and problem-solving while strengthening grammar understanding. 

To play Grammar Bingo, create bingo cards with different grammar concepts, such as subject-verb agreement, punctuation, or sentence types. Call out grammar clues, and pupils mark the corresponding squares on their cards. The first pupil to get a complete line shouts 'Bingo!' This activity not only makes grammar learning interactive but also encourages children to think quickly and apply their knowledge in a fun and competitive manner. 

Grammar Sculptures 

'Grammar Sculptures' is a hands-on activity that encourages pupils to explore grammar in a creative way. This activity fosters a deeper understanding of language rules and promotes artistic expression. 

colourful pencils in colourful potsTo conduct Grammar Sculptures, provide pupils with various materials like clay, pipe cleaners, and coloured paper. Assign them a specific grammar element, such as a verb or an adjective. Pupils then create sculptures that represent the given grammar concept. They can explain their sculptures to the class, reinforcing their understanding of grammar rules while unleashing their creativity. 

Grammar Relay Race 

'Grammar Relay Race' is a collaborative activity that allows students to reinforce grammar concepts through interactive tasks. This activity promotes teamwork and encourages students to apply their knowledge in a dynamic and engaging way. 

To organise a Grammar Relay Race, divide the class into teams. Each team has to complete a series of grammar-related tasks, such as identifying parts of speech, correcting sentences, or creating sentences with given words. The team that finishes all tasks correctly and fastest wins the race. This activity not only reinforces grammar skills but also builds a sense of camaraderie among pupils as they work together towards a common goal. 

Story Starters 

'Story Starters' is a creative grammar activity that sparks imagination and makes grammar learning fun and enjoyable for young learners. 

Provide pupils with a set of sentence starters, such as 'Once upon a time,' 'In a faraway land,' or 'Suddenly, a strange thing happened.' Pupils then have to continue the story using correct grammar and incorporating the given sentence starter. This activity allows them to practice grammar skills while developing their storytelling abilities. It encourages creativity, imagination, and language fluency in a playful and educational manner. 

Looking for more ways to make grammar exciting? Read our last blog "Making Grammar Fun in Key Stage One!"