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Silly Sentence Match-Ups

A snake on a pancake? An elephant in a tractor? In this game, your child will make silly sentences about animals in strange places. Get ready for some silly match-ups!

Prepare Your “Silly Sentence Match-Ups” Game

  1. Download the “Silly Sentence Match-Ups” game.
  2. Select the pages for the level(s) you wish to play and print the animal and place cards back to back on card stock.
  3. Cut out the cards along the dotted lines.
Silly Sentence Match-Ups game download

Playing “Silly Sentence Match-Ups”

Are you ready? This could get a bit silly!

Silly Match-Ups game cards scattered on table

Select the animal and place cards you want to review with your child. The animals cards are marked with a paw print on the back and the place cards are marked with a compass rose. You’ll notice that the paw print and compass rose symbols are color-coded for each level. Shuffle and place the cards face down in two piles, one for animals and one for places.

Stack of game cards in a pile

Have your child draw one card from each pile.

Child holding phonogram card and creating the sounds

Now let him read the resulting silly sentence.

A completed silly match-up sentence

Continue playing until your child has successfully read all the silly sentences. For more practice (and more fun!), shuffle the cards and play again!

Try “Silly Sentence Match-Ups” Game Options

  • To play with multiple children, create draw piles for each child.
  • To play with children who are in different levels, include animal and place cards from each child’s current level and lesson.

What’s your favorite way to review reading? Let me know in the comments below!

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Emma

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My son loves this activity!

Tara S Bailey

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this looks so fun!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Tara!

Erica DeFord

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Thanks for helping us make learning fun!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Awww, you are so welcome, Erica!

Laura Klismith

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These are great! Thanks for making extra reading games available. 😁

Ann Vernon

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I really like this idea, anything to make reading fun!

Andrea

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Thank you for the fun and engaging activities you create.

Lesli Chambers

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This looks really fun!

Miriam

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I’m printing off these tonight. Thanks for the extra tools!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Miriam! I hope you enjoy them.

Mary

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This looks like something my son will love! I can’t wait to print and try it.

Robin E.

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I hope your son has lots of fun with this activity, Mary!

Sarah

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Looking forward to trying this with my 7 year old!

Karrie

says:

This is so cute! My son loves everything SILLY!

Robin E.

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Who doesn’t love something silly, Karrie? 😊

Leigha

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We love all about reading and spelling!

Amanda

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My children love silly sentences! This is an awesome resource to be able to print off and use.

Carolsue

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My daughter is a Special Ed teacher and could use this type of thing for her kids’ — it is so hard for her to get all the materials she needs!

Robin E.

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I’m glad this will be helpful for your daughter and her students, Carolsue!

Tandi Cortez

says:

This will be great to play with my son! Printing them now! Thanks!

Jennifer You

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My kids would love this.

Amanda

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Humor is such a great way to engage kids in learning.

Jennifer

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My boys love this!

Sneha Gupta

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This is a fun filled approach to improve creativity and learn at the same time

Krista

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My kids love making ridiculous sentences.

Joanne Bennet

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This looks super fun!!

Renae Gaffney

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Such a great game idea!

Annalisa

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This is a fun way for students to learn while having a laugh at the sentences they make.

Yvette

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Can’t wait to try these

Angie

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These look like fun.

Laura

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This will be a fun activity!

Christina Hauser

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I’m going to print a couple different levels of this to help build confidence and have a little fun too.

Carmen Farnham

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Silly sentences are so fun, always good for a belly laugh 😁 especially when they are giggling so hard you can understand the words 😁😁

Jessica

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Love this idea!

Alyssa

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Such a fun idea!

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