Silly Sentences Reading Game
Write different noun and action verbs on a series of note cards. Create one stack of nouns (Dog, cat, bird, pizza, etc.) and one of verbs (eat, run, jump, hit, bite, kiss, lick, etc.), with about 10 to 15 word cards in each stack. Label the back of the cards as either "noun" or "verb."
Start the game by writing an ordinary sentence onto the blackboard or a white erase board. Here are some examples: "I went with my friends to eat pizza at the restaurant; Katie decided to run through the sprinkler." Read the children your sentence, pointing to each word as you go. Once you've done this, erase one noun and one verb from each sentence, so that it reads: "Katie decided to ___ through the ____.”
Select two children to come up and each pick a card from one of the stacks. Then have each child write the word on the chalkboard in the proper place of the noun or verb you erased. Once they are done, read the sentences again as a class. You will end up with silly and hilarious sentences such as “Katie decided to jump through the pizza.” The kids will get a kick out of it, and so it's a fun way to work on emergent reading. Best of all, because some words won't fit perfectly within the old sentence, it gives you an opportunity to teach children about sentence structure and talk about how they would change it so that it reads properly.