“MOM! I BUILT an Irregular Verb! Get it?? BUILT??”
Yep, hands-on learning is a good thing.
This LEGO activity is on the tails of our LEGO manipulatives post we shared the other day where we built words. Today, we matched up past and present tense irregular verbs. This was an activity that my second grader used to practice verbs, and it was an easy way to talk about what is an irregular verb.
Irregular Verb Hands-On Activity
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We used LEGOS
to practice irregular verbs. This is such an easy activity to set up. Grab a dry erase marker
and write verbs on one side. On another block write the past tense of the irregular verb. Have your child identify the past tense of the verb and match them up. So easy and so much fun!
What is an Irregular Verb?
We talked about irregular verbs being verbs that don’t add on -d, -ed, or -ied when the word is used in the past tense form. Words like made, dug, broke, thought, and built are irregular verbs.
We practiced a few times and then wiped the dry erase marker
away so that we could use the LEGOS
in play, like we always do.
My second grader loved this activity for it’s unique practice of a typically boring (ummmm, yes. Practicing verbs is boring!) and I loved it because of the fine motor work that LEGOS bring. LEGOS
are small enough blocks to promote a great tripod grasp and resistive enough to provide proprioceptive feedback along with arch development, open web space, thumb stability, and hand-eye coordination.
We had fun with this activity, especially since we BUILT our irregular verbs!
Let us know if you try this activity. We would love to see your version.
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