National Punctuation Day is September 24th, and we’re ready to celebrate! Punctuation puns and grammar jokes aside, solid writing skills help strengthens kids’ reading comprehension and communication skills, among other benefits, period.
Here are a few ideas for play on Punctuation Day.
This game puts a language arts twist on a popular outdoor game. Red Light, Green Light does more than just teach kids when to stop and go. Instead of using colors, change the rules of the game to involve punctuation marks. For instance, hold up a sign with a period for “stop,” or wave an exclamation point for “hop.” See the step-by-step guide here.
Heading out with the family? Designate your kids as punctuation patrols and have them inspect restaurant menus, signs, billboards and the like. From finding errors to learning grammar rules, this is an educational spin on the classic I-Spy …