The Sentence Matching Game
Some of the best grammar games are the easiest to put together.
For example, this first game requires nothing more than some index cards and a permanent marker. On each index card, write a subject, a verb, or a prepositional phrase, so that there is an equal number of each type of index card and enough cards for each student to have one. Then, distribute the cards to the students and instruct them to get into groups of three when you blow your whistle, with one subject, one verb, and one prepositional phrase in each group. Then, blow your whistle and watch students race to get into their groups.
When all of the students have found a group, they write the sentence that their index cards make on the board. For example, a group with the subject "porcupine," the verb "wiggle," and the prepositional phrase "on the floor" would write up the phrase "The porcupine wiggled on the floor."
This activity helps students identify parts of a sentence, especially subjects and verbs, and practice how to put them together.