Playing games that involve words is a great way to inspire your grandchildren to read and write more.

The more words they have in their Word Bank, the greater their language skills will be.

Champion Word of the Week is a fun game you can play with children aged 8 and up.

Champion Word of the Week

Depending on your grandchild’s age chose just one word that you are going to make Champion Word of the Week.

For older grandchildren you could have a Champion Word of the Day.

Choose a word and make it your ‘Champion Word of the Week’
Choose a word and make it your ‘Champion Word of the Week’

What you’ll need

You will need several small pieces of paper and a chart with all players’ names on, and enough room next to them to put stickers on.

Each time someone uses the word they get a sticker next to their name.

The winner is the person at the end of the week who has the most stickers.

How to play Champion Word of the Week

Choose a word and make it your ‘Champion Word of the Week’
Champion Word of the Week

Once you have your word write it on several pieces of paper and place them around your home.

When someone uses the champion word put a sticker next to their name.

The person with the most stars could win a prize like choosing what’s for dinner or a treat. The reward should be incommensurate with the amount of effort involved. Don’t give too much away. Simple rewards that are given immediately have a significant impact and will encourage your grandchild to work harder.

You may have to lead the way to make this game work in the long run. Your grandchildren will soon learn how the game works.

Words that work well are feeling nouns like ‘happy’ or ‘sad’. Verbs and Adverbs are lots of fun to use too.

It’s entirely up to you. For older children choose more difficult words like ‘serene’ or ‘travel’.

For younger ones use simple words like ‘tree’ or ‘room’.

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Choose a word and make it your ‘Champion Word of the Week’
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