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15 Vocabulary Printables to Use While School is Closed

Right now we are witnessing the formation of a new education landscape due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak causing schools to close across the country. During these uncertain times, teachers and parents can continue to make learning a positive experience for kids with engaging and interactive games and activities. Download 15 FREE printable vocabulary games and activities that will keep kids internalizing words in unique and thoughtful ways while learning from home.

15 free vocabulary printables students can use at home to learn words while school is closed >>> COVID-19 remote learning

Over the years I have created dozens of classroom vocabulary games and activities. This passion for creating new and exciting ideas for the classroom is fueled by the positive feedback I get from teachers I network with online, in webinars, or at education conferences.

To help educators navigate the current COVID-19/Coronavirus school closures, I've compiled some of my most popular vocabulary downloads. These fun and impactful printables will make distance learning a positive experience for students. I will continue to add to the list below over the next week!

 

I am thinking about all of my fellow educators and parents during this time. We are all in this together! Happy distance teaching and learning.

 

These fun and impactful printables will make distance learning a positive experience for students during the Coronavirus outbreak!

15 Vocabulary Printables Students Can Use While School is Closed

#1 Vocabulary Scrabblez Game

Both parents and students can get in on the word learning at home with the Vocabulary Scrabblez Game. This printable game will keep kids unable to go to school thinking about words and testing their vocabulary prowess.

Scrabble®, by Parker Bros., has been around for everyone’s enjoyment, young and old, since 1938 and can bring fun and vocabulary learning into your classroom.

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#2 Vocabulary Checkers Game

Getting kids to learn vocabulary words while schools are closed because of Coronavirus can be as easy as playing a simple game of checkers. Have students test their vocabulary knowledge with this free printable Vocabulary Checkers Game.

Getting kids to learn vocabulary words while schools are closed because of Coronavirus can be as easy as playing a simple game of checkers. Have students test their vocabulary knowledge with this free printable Vocabulary Checkers Game.

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#3 Vocabulary Land Game

With the Vocabulary Land Game kids will leave their concerns behind as they enter a whimsical world of words! Vocabulary Land, similar to Hasbro® Candy Land™ , is a captivating printable game that's guaranteed to keep students reviewing vocabulary words. 

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#4 Color Your Vocabulary Activity

Coloring has proven to be such a wonderful way to relax and reduce stress that coloring books are now created for ALL ages. With the Color Your Vocabulary Activity students can practice using their vocabulary words while also calming their minds.

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#5 Vocabulary March Madness/Bracket Battle

The Coronavirus may have prevented March Madness from taking place this year, but kids at home can capture the spirit of the tournament with the Bracket Battles Vocabulary Game! With this March Madness themed game, students will continue using vocabulary words despite not being in the classroom. 

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#6 Go Fish Vocabulary Game

Students can spend an afternoon at home fishing for vocabulary words with these free printable game cards. The Go Fish Vocabulary Game is a fun, relatively quick game that will help students master a few of their trickier words.

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#7 Vocab-Categories

Vocab-categories, similar to Hasbro® Scattegories™, is the perfect game to play on a zany day. This printable vocabulary game will ensure students use vocabulary creatively while unable to attend school due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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#8 Picabulary Vocabulary Game

The Picabulary Vocabulary Game, similar to Hasbro® Pictionary™, is a quick and often hilarious way for kids to review vocabulary words! While schools are closed, classes can play Picabulary together virtually or students can play with their parents/guardians at home. Players have to creatively draw out vocabulary word meanings for others to guess.

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#9 Vocabulary Video Game

Keeping kids from having too much screen time is one challenge parents face while students are unable to attend school due to the Coronavirus! The Vocabulary Video Game printable will help students engage with vocabulary words and is one way teachers and parents can curtail the complaining when kids are asked to put the devices away.

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#10 Puzzle Together Your Vocabulary

We can all agree this is a puzzling time for educators and students. For the spatial and kinesthetic learners at home during the current school closures I have the Puzzle Together Your Vocabulary Activity. Students will love creating and then reassembling a jigsaw puzzle to review their words. Use this vocabulary activity to assist them in learning to put words and meaning together!

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#11 Vocab-Zee Dice Game

If students have a pair of dice at home then they are all set to play Vocab-Zee! Similar to Hasbro® Yahtzee™, this printable vocabulary game will get kids to perform vocabulary-based actions that coincide with the dice numbers they roll.

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#12 Word for That Activity

The Word for That Activity will encourage students to change the words and phrases they use every day by coming up with more precise and sophisticated vocabulary words. Have them record the phrases they've updated and submit them online!

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#13 Vocabulary Word Ladder Chart

Have students use the Vocabulary Word Ladder Chart at home during the COVID-19 outbreak to learn 10 new vocabulary words each week! With this vocabulary progress ladder, kids will learn two new words each day as well as review the previous day's words.

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#14 Build Your Own Sundae Activity

With this delicious vocabulary activity kids concoct and assemble delectable ice cream sundaes based on vocabulary words! Once students complete this activity at home, have them take a picture and submit it online. The Build Your Own Sundae Vocabulary Activity is a sweet way to stay in touch with students.

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#15 Vocabulary Paint Chips

I personally feel that vocabulary knowledge leads to more colorful conversations so I created the Vocabulary Paint Chips Activity. With this activity students will choose four vocabulary words they struggle with and write each on the darkest square of the four paint strip sets. Next, they have to find synonyms and/or antonyms that match each of the difficult words to write on the lighter shades of the same color.

Finally, students have room to the right of each paint strip color to fill in both the definition of the word and a sentence using that word in context. This last part is what really makes the Vocabulary Paint Chips Activity awesome! 

14 Vocabulary Printables to Use While School is Closed

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