These Printable Fun Sentence Starters are the perfect way to combine learning and fun! Great for kids and adults to do together!
We played a game once when I wanted my son to get ideas for writing sentences. It was a blast! He was having so much fun that he learned to write sentences in no time! Now, we have made another fun sentence starters activity with printable cards that you can get for your kids, too.
Be sure to check out my Fun Sentence Starters – Printable Dice Game for even more sentence learning and fun.
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Fun Sentence Starters Activity
Let me warn you: these sentence starters are funny. We laughed and laughed as we turned the cards over and read what the cards said.
Who knew that a simple printable activity like this one would lead to hours of family bonding and creativity?
What started out as a fun way to help our little ones craft and create sentences turned into an epic game time with family.
It was seriously a fun way to learn together, laugh together, and do something different for a change.
Three basics to make a complete sentence
While there aren’t really “rules” per se to this activity, there are basics to keep in mind to help create and craft a complete sentence.
Make sure to go over these with anyone who is doing this activity so that it makes sense.
Remember the three basics of a complete sentence:
- A complete sentence begins with a capital letter.
- A complete sentence ends in punctuation (period, question mark or exclamation point).
- And a complete sentence makes sense (it conveys a complete thought).
Printable Fun Sentence Starters Cards
Now that you know what it takes to complete a sentence, let’s talk about how to get started.
How to play:
- Print this printable on cardstock and in color and cut the cards.
- Set up three stacks of cards (included in this printable): light purple, light blue and light orange. The light purple cards have the subjects. The light blur cards have the verbs in past tense. And the light orange have the predicate.
- You can put the three stacks face down like we did or you can use 3 bowl or jars to put the three stacks in.
- The child will turn on of each of the three cards as a sentence starter set.
- The child will read the sentence and write it down as a complete sentence on a piece of paper (follow the three steps for a complete sentence listed above).
- Repeat steps 2-5 until all the cards are used up.
- Optional: Shuffle the stacks separately, stack face down again and repeat the activity.
Why learn sentence structure?
While this is a fun game and activity to do, there is actually a reason behind it! Sentence structure is important for adults and kids to learn!
Writing and reading are two skills that everyone is constantly working on. No matter the age, it’s something that everyone deals with on a daily basis.
If you have a child who has to write out reports, sentence structure matters.
If you’re an adult who has to write out reports, sentence structure matters.
When you stop and think about the day, being able to communicate in clear sentences and write in clear sentences is 100% important.
Instead of putting a ton of pressure on someone to make it happen, using fun tools and activities like this one is a great way to work on it without feeling like you’re actually working on it.
How to get kids interested in learning
Using activities like this is a simple way to get kids interested in learning. Not only will this help them to be engaged and active, but it’s also a fun and easy way to get everyone in the family to join in on the fun, too.
I often use learning tools like this one to create a fun learning environment so that the kids can easily create sentences or learn how to format various things.
Everytime we do this, they have a blast with it – and I have a blast as well. It’s so much fun to watch their learning confidence grow in a way that is beneficial to them.
Grab your free fun sentence starters here below!
All you have to do is print out the sentence starters below!
** Once you click on the button, the file will automatically save to the download’s folder on your device. **
Once you have the file, it’s something that you have forever to use. Talk about a great way to have something in your inbox at any point in time that you can use later down the road as well.
I like to print these out and laminate them, but that is just something that I like to do. You can do that, or just print out a new batch if something were to happen to this one.
Once you click the button above, the file will be sent to you and the learning fun can begin! The kids are going to have a blast with this one.
Now that you know that learning can be fun, here are some other easy ideas to do with the kids. These might be geared more towards early learners, but they’re all still super fun and easy to set up and do.
It’s never too early to start on sentence structure and learning for kids – and these activities are the proof of that!
Get outside and get some fresh air and work on writing skills at the same time. Using sidewalk chalk is a simple way to get little ones interested and learning also.
Printable work is one of the best ways to help kids get used to an activity or idea. Use this printable work as a way to help kids want to learn on their own, over and over again.