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Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt Activity, Grades 1–12 (FREE Worksheets Included)

Send your students off on a scavenger hunt to discover vocabulary words with my free worksheets. The Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt Activity challenges...

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Dice-Inspired Vocabulary Games for High School

Today I’m sharing two printable vocabulary games for high school that you will want to add to your vocabulary resources; a newly created vocabulary game

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Wacky Word Toss — A Vocabulary Review Activity Students Will Love

My children love to toss water balloons, and I couldn’t help but think that combining a favorite pastime with word learning would make for an awesome...

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Vocabulary Lesson Plan: March Madness Competition, Grades 2–12

Have students fill out brackets for vocabulary words and let them decide the "ultimate vocabulary word" in the categories of nouns, verbs, and...

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Vocab Gal Top 10 Best of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting over the best new ideas from the Vocab Gal blog. I love challenging myself to think critically about...

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A Videogame-Inspired Classroom Vocabulary Game!

Many students love paying video games. As a teacher, I’ve heard countless conversations about which video games are the most fun to play, what gaming...

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Vocabulary Practice With Vocabulary Toss

My colleague Valerie plays a game with her students that I like to call “Vocabulary Toss.” I adapted this simple vocabulary practice game to include...

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“Build Your Own Sundae” Vocabulary Activity for K–12 Students

There are few desserts I like better than a delectable ice cream sundae, preferably one that is built with a base of brownie, cookie, or shortcake!...

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17 Printable Vocabulary-Building Games

I love vocabulary-building games and activities; the students are always excited to learn and the classroom becomes a genuinely positive space. I can...

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Vocabulary-Building Worksheets That Combine Creative Graphics & Writing

At a workshop, a teacher gave me this idea for an interactive vocabulary activity as well as permission to share it on the blog. Thank you to this...

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Back-to-School Activities for Middle School

It is always difficult to know exactly what to do during the first days of school, but I do know that I want to establish a great classroom community....

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Relay with Words Vocabulary Game, Grades 4–12

The Relay with Words Vocabulary Game gets students moving and provides vocabulary instruction indirectly through play! This interactive vocabulary game...

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Amp up the fun! 6 Printable Classroom Vocabulary Games to Review Words

Its the time of year when keeping students engaged in learning is harder and harder to do. With lessons still needing to be taught, and vocabulary word...

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How to Create Student Vocabulary Game Boards to Review Words, Grades 3–12

Have you seen my Vocab Land Game Board? Out of all of the amazing creations the graphics team has come up with based on my simple, typed ideas, it is...

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Go Fish Vocabulary Game, Grades 1–12

Today I'm sharing a fun, relatively quick vocabulary game that helps students master a few of their trickier vocabulary words! The idea came to me when...

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Vocabulary Checkers Game, Grades 1–12

I adored playing checkers growing up, and I thought that a vocabulary version would be fun and easy to play, as well as a great review for students.

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Picabulary Vocabulary Game, Grades 3–12

Although I am a terrible artist, I do enjoy the odd round of Pictionary every now and again. It is quite easy to play a simplified version of the game...

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Bingo Vocabulary Game, Grades 1–12

While many may already be playing Bingo to review vocabulary with their students, it has taken me until this year to actually to create my own Bingo...

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"Mother, May I" Vocabulary Game, Grades 2–12

One of my favorite games growing up was “Mother, May I?” where participants took turns asking the “Mother” if s/he could step forward in a certain...

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Vocabulary Land Game Board, Grades 4–12

It's no secret that I'm a fan of vocabulary games. So today I am exhilarated to share my latest vocabulary activity-it is a truly magnificent board...

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Vocabulary Game: You’re on a Roll, Grades 3–12

Students love to play games and be social.  Playing with dice gives students an opportunity to practice their vocabulary in an enjoyable way.  The...

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Vocabulary Think-Tac-Toe Activity, Grades 6–12

Today I’d like to share a great vocabulary activity entitled, Vocabulary Think-Tac-Toe.  This vocabulary game gives students options in regards to their...

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Vocabulary Game for Students: Row Races with Words, Grades 4–12

Row Races is a game that encourages students to use their vocabulary and creative writing skills. Divided into teams of four, students will use a Row...

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Back-to-School Vocabulary Icebreaker: Breaking the Ice with Vocab, Grades 4–12

Is anyone else frantically planning, cleaning, or just stressing out as the school year looms over us?  I was at a great workshop last week (Wexner...

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Vocabulary Games: Banned Words, Grades 3–8

Yesterday I realized I could tweak one of my favorite games to play in college for classroom vocabulary instruction! 

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Summer Learning: Oranges to Oranges Vocabulary Game

I never tire of playing Oranges to Oranges, and as this post has been the most popular post to date on Vocab Gal, I think there are a few other...

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Vocab-categories Vocabulary Game

I love playing vocabulary games where students have to incorporate their vocabulary in multifarious ways, and this twist on an old favorite might be...

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Vocabulary Game: "Mother May I" Use a Vocabulary Word?

One of my favorite games growing up was “Mother, May I” where participants took turns asking the “Mother” if s/he could step forward in a certain...

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Vocabulary Game: Relay with Vocabulary Words!

The Relay with Words Vocabulary Game gets students moving and provides vocabulary instruction indirectly through play! This interactive vocabulary...

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Name a Car! Vocabulary Activity, Grades 4–12

What is a sure fire way to get students excited about vocabulary? Ask them to come up with a fun name for a brand new car.

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Vocabulary Games: Memory With Words, Grades K–8

My friend Misty shared with me a game she created as part of her work in brain studies at Johns Hopkins –yes, she’s that awesome! I am grateful for...

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Color Your Vocabulary Activity, Grades 1–12

This vocabulary activity works for all ages, because who doesn't love to color? At the mention of coloring my sophomores light up like kindergarteners...

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Vocabulary Games: Tell the Round Robin Story

I remember in sixth grade telling “Round Robin” stories where one person started a sentence and then we had to go in order around the circle, each adding...

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Vocabulary Games: Celebrity Throw-Down with Vocabulary

I have been asking my students about their favorite celebrities lately-not because I want to keep up with Kim Kardashian or obsess over Kelly Osbourne,...

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Oranges to Oranges Vocabulary Game, Grades 4–12

Based upon the popular game, Apples to Apples™ from Mattel®, my version, Oranges to Oranges Vocabulary Game, puts a twist on the game using your...

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