The teacher plays the part of Simon and tells the students to...
|or SLEEP, shhhh....|
How long you wait before giving the next verb
after this one is entirely up to you!
Invariably, when you say apple, some too-smart-for-his-own-good person will do this...
Politely remind Mr. Smarty that he is eating and not "appling". Then give him the stink eye.
That should take care of it.
As you work your way through the list of words, have them yell "ACTION VERB" if they are able to do what Simon has commanded or "something else" if they cannot do it. Alternately, they can cheer and sing the Schoolhouse Rock classic That's What's Happenin' for the verbs or boo and hiss at the impostors.
Adding culture and class to your school day...you're welcome.
As you progress through the game, write each true action verb on an index card and tape it to a wall or pin it to a bulletin board. For a few days after your game, have your children remain on the look-out for action verbs. If they recognize one in everyday conversation, let them write it on an index card and add it to the verb wall.