Adverbs through a game

Mahak Katyal

An adverb, as we all know, adds meaning to verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. By using appropriate adverbs, one can give a better picture of what s/he is trying to convey through a sentence. Adverbs form a significant part of language teaching. In an endeavour to teach languages innovatively, we prepared a board game for the concept of adverbs appropriate for grade 5 students.

The intent of the game is to teach the students the adverb of Frequency, i.e., how often a particular work is done. The game uses different adverbs to voice how often that event happens. These words are spread across the board which when used by the children will help them understand the application of that particular adverb. The game can either be played individually, in pairs or a group of 3-4 students.

Rules of the game

  1. Each student will roll the dice turn-wise.
  2. The student moves forward according to the number that appears on the dice.
  3. The student has to make a sentence using the activity mentioned on the blocks/he lands on, including any adverbs (words in red text) that are spread around the blocks.


The author works at Educational Innovations, a firm that works in the field of Teacher Education and Curriculum Development. She may be reached at

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