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"Simon Says" Instruction Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 17 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

A set of 24 instruction cards to use when playing 'Simon Says'.

Playing a game of “Simon Says” is an active and enjoyable way of introducing instructions to students. Instructions provide a wonderful basis for learning about the procedural text type.

Each instruction in the game contains a verb, a noun, and an adverb/adverbial phrase e.g. Raise both arms into the air. When playing the game, encourage your students to identify each part of speech in the instruction given.

Two versions of the instruction cards are provided in this teaching resource.

  • The first set of cards are intended to be used as complete sentences. Print each instruction on cardstock and cut out. Display the card on the board as you play the game.
  • The second set of cards are intended to be segmented. Print out each strip on cardstock and cut out the verbs, the nouns, and the adverbs/adverbial phrases. Allow the students to create new instructions by making new combinations using the pieces.

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