Building Block Stories

20-40 minutes Groups of 2-5 Use colored blocks to develop sentence creation skills and review N, V, & Adj

  • Have students make the sentences as a team
  • Have students make the sentences as individuals
  • Have the sentences tell a short story
    • ‘When the little old king saw the monster, he danced and ran as fast as he could.’
  • Have the groups select their best story to read to the class


  1. Get different colored building blocks or make different colored cards
  2. On each green block or card, tape a noun
  3. On each blue block or card, tape an adjective
  4. On each yellow block or card, tape a verb


  1. Review meaning of verbs, nouns, and adjectives from list on board
  2. Break class into teach of 2-5 students
  3. Give a set of green, blue, and yellow blocks to each team
  4. Have each team select 2 blocks of each color
  5. Teams use the words on the block to make one or two sentences