RIP Good, Bad, and Said
We will stop using you over and over again
Instead we will use words like excellent, tremendous, horrible, disgusting, exclaimed, and shouted
Looking for a fun activity to put those overused words to rest? Here's what you do...
First, pick up 3 of these wooden coffins at Michael's:
Next, paint them black, print the words below (I tore the edges and “roughed” them up with a silver stamp pad), and glue them to the top of the coffins.
Click here to download the words.
Add some black flowers and you have everything you need for your
Overused Word Funeral!
For the activity...
Each child wrote good, bad, and said on separate pieces of paper. We turned off the lights and played some quiet (and eerie) music.
When it was their table’s turn to put the word to rest, they walked up the center aisle that lead to a small table with the coffins.
They laid the words inside each coffin and quietly walked back to their seat.
Some kids really took it hard!!
With the lights still off and the music playing, I made a dramatic plea to stop overusing these words. I closed the coffins and told them they would be buried and never seen again!! We wrapped up the lesson by brainstorming other words to use in place of these “dead words” and completed the sheets below.
Click here to download the bulletin board sign and worksheets.
Lastly, they wrote sentences with great word choice on sentence strips and we put them on display in the hallway with pictures from the ceremony!