Sentence building games with movement!
Sentence construction lessons don’t have to be stagnant. Our Sentence Hop laminated floor mats make fun, movement-based sentence building games a possibility in the classroom! Writing sentences in kindergarten and 1st grade can involve jumping, stepping, skipping, and more physical activities!
Each laminated Sentence Hop floor mat features an incomplete sentence with a blank space at the end. These mats are laminated with dry-erase material. Students can write in the last word to complete each sentence with a dry-erase marker. Sentence building games can be endless with infinite word possibilities!
These open-ended mats make it easy to include vocabulary or spelling words in sentence construction lessons. Students will get hands-on, tactile experience writing the words themselves.
Introduce basic sentence writing to kindergarten students. Take things up a notch by practicing more complex 1st grade sentences and vocabulary words on the mat too.
Additionally, movement-based activities will boost learning comprehension while helping young students develop gross motor skills. Students will learn basic sentence structure by jumping along this mat and reciting the words aloud.
Take a look at our activity database for more sentence building games that will keep your students on their feet. Writing sentences in kindergarten and 1st grade has never been this fun before!
Materials: Laminated floor mats combine the power of our heavy-duty vinyl material with dry-erase laminate. The laminate works well with a dry-erase marker and can be cleaned easily.
Dimensions: 20 x 68 inches
- Sentence Hop A: “I can go to the _.”
- Sentence Hop B: “I run to see my _.”
- Sentence Hop C: “I want to ride on a _.”
- Sentence Hop D: “I like to swim in the_.”
- Sentence Hop Set: A-D
*Note: Dry-erase mats are not slip-resistant. Place the mats in safe, non-high-traffic areas.
Sample Activity: Sentence Hop
- Have a student write a word on the blank block.
- Then, have the student stand on the START HERE block.
- The student will hop on each word and read the sentence aloud.
- Next, have another student write a different word and jump again!
View a video of our Sentence Hop Floor Mat. The laminated mat can be used the same way, but cards are not included. Students can fill in their own words at the end of the sentence.