Silly Sentence

 

I am sharing a game that has made learning easy, effortless and fun. Silly Sentence is produced by D.K. Games and you can find at: DK Games. Here is what the game is:

  • What: Silly Sentences
  • How Much: Around $8.99
  • What It Covers: All the basic parts of a sentence

Silly sentence takes apart the elements of a sentence in a fun and engaging manner. There is a playing board, a hexagonal shaped dice, a spinner, place markers, a sentence board that has an easy side with no prepositions and a more advanced side with a preposition place, and hundreds of cards that are labeled noun, preposition, adjective, adverb, and verb. Each card has a word, (e.g., run, hop, scared, the, a, over, under, etc) or a picture if it is a noun card: horse, girl, dog, or fox, etc.

On the player’s turn he will roll the dice. Depending on what is rolled, he will either move his marker, spin or chose a category and even sometimes both. The object of the game is to be the first to complete your silly sentence and then read it off laughing your head off!

My kids LOVE this game. My five-year-old requests it almost daily and he doesn’t even realize that he is understanding prepositions as he repeats, ” Prepositions find the noun.” This game is very simple to play.

There are two minor things that I do not care for with this game and feel that it is important to bring to your attention. One is that the hexagonal shaped die is not sturdy at all. You have to put it together when the game arrives and it is very flimsy. I have ended up placing clear tape all the way around it so that it maintains its shape but if an unassuming toddler steps on the die, it is crushed. Also, our adjective and adverb spots on our dice are the same color, yellow, but on the board the adjectives are blue and the adverbs are yellow. This makes it a bit confusing for non-readers when they question which card to take.

Besides the issues mentioned above, I still feel that purchasing the game and its benefits far outweighs the die and color issue. I highly recommend this game and hope your family enjoys it just as much as ours!

Amanda (5 Posts)

Amanda has been married to the love of her life for almost nine years. She has four beautiful children who are 7,5,3 and 1 and keep life interesting, messy and fun! She loves home schooling and anything else that involves hands on learning and creativity. Amanda is very thankful for the opportunity to invest daily into the lives of her children. In her down time, (what is that exactly?) She enjoys running, reading, hiking, learning to sew and creating a cozy, warm environment full of love and traditions amidst life's typical chaos. You can read more about her family, school and life at Spilled Milk and Wet Kisses.


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  • Eva Marina April 25, 2012, 11:20 pm

    I think my son would love this! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Jenny April 26, 2012, 11:55 am

    My daughter loves this game. I agree about the dice. It is constantly getting crushed. Also, I was curious about the color of those cards too. It is confusing.
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    • Amanda April 27, 2012, 1:34 pm

      So you have the game too? Yes, our adj and adverb colors on the dice are both yellow but the cards for the adjectives are blue and the adverbs are yellow. I just help the kids, my non reader at least, differentiate. Does that help?

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  • Dorothy May 5, 2012, 7:29 am

    We have the sequel game – Very Silly Sentences – and it is very similar. A ton of fun even for my non-reading 4 year old. Our cards are all different colors but the dice still stinks.

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