Invent a Word Game

This is a nice car or dinner table game for kids who have already collected all the homonyms. It stretches vocabulary and is good fun with superlatives.

The game: make up one word for two feelings. An easier version is to make up a word for two animals, but the feelings version gives a lot more vocabulary freedom. For instance, you may know the word “hangry,” used to describe a cranky hungry feeling. Ask the kids to come up with a word for super-duper hungry and really really mad. They might come up with something like “starvious” (starving and furious). Come up with other feelings and situations, invent a new word together, and then challenge them to make it again with superlatives. Giggles guaranteed.

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