Before playing these grammar games, review the definition of a noun and the different kinds of nouns.
The first games will be games for the whole class.
With this game the teacher may want to help the students to start thinking about nouns of the world before starting the game. This could really cover any kind of noun, so it should not be difficult once they get going.
Another version of Globe Trotter would be using a stuffed animal and have nouns from things at a zoo or animals. Also, you could use a sports ball and have nouns from any sport, including where it is played, the spectators, etc.
With this noun game the teacher has a pile of alphabet flashcards and another set of cards with the words: “person”, “place”, “thing”, and “idea” on them.
A simpler version would just have flashcards and the students think of any noun that starts with that letter.
This noun game starts with the teacher picking a destination.
Another version of the Traveling With Nouns game has the student saying a noun that starts with the last letter of the noun from the previous student and not have them repeat each one. This version would probably be easier for a large group. You could totally leave out the opening sentence and just have a simple noun game where you make a noun chain.
Sometimes you may want to play noun games that involve individual students or teams. For example:
Write a letter on the board and have each student write as many nouns as they can think of within a certain time frame. One or two minutes would be enough.
Call on some students to read their list so the whole class can listen and make sure they have listed nouns. More advanced groups can do certain types of nouns.
A good team game has a chart for each group with four columns: “person”, “place”, “thing”, and “idea.”
Rewards can be free time, being first in line, treats, stickers, etc.
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