Your child will practice reading past tense words with -ed as they play a game.
Before you begin, print Silly Sammy’s usual schedule and the Yesterday activities. Cut out each activity from the “Yesterday” list. If you don’t have a printer, you can make the materials using the documents as a guide.
To get started, tell your child, “Let’s play a game! Each year, Silly Sammy celebrates Backwards Day by doing everything they usually do, but backward or in the opposite order. Silly Sammy wants to tell some friends about what happened on Backwards Day, but they need our help to put the activities in order. Let’s learn more about Silly Sammy’s day and practice saying words Silly Sammy can use to say what happened in the past.”
Read through the activities that Silly Sammy usually does, focusing on the underlined action word (I shower). Then work with your child to arrange the activities in reverse order using the sentences you cut out. Talk with your child about each part of Silly Sammy’s special Backwards Day by focusing on the underlined word (I showered). You might prompt your child to fill in the blank by saying, “Usually at 7:00, I shower. On Backwards Day at 7:00, I ___.” The repetition will help your child see and hear the pattern of words ending in -ed when they happened in the past. When all the Backwards Day activities are in order, have your child read the activities Silly Sammy completed that day.