(I'm the original poster). I plan to make bingo cards. I made up a game called "Baby Word Bing." I will put the "baby" words in the middle of the bingo grid (9 boxes total... 3 up and 3 down). Every other week or so I will give a new card to the kids. Their mission is to fill all the empty boxes with new "sophisticated" (yes I'll teach them that word) words that mean the same thing as the baby word. They will be encouraged to search for words in their reading, in the thesaurus, on www.thesaurus.com
, and more! Once they fill their card they will bring it to me. I will give them a sticker on their incentive card and then I will put the card in our "Word Wizards" jar. I will decorate a large jar with stars etc. I will do a drawing. The student whose card gets picked will get to go share the card with the principal. Also, I bought an electronic (led) name take that has a strolling marquee on it. It says "I'm a Vocab Whiz." That child will get to wear the name tag for the day! I bought the name tag off EBAY for four dollars! We will display the bingo cards around the room. Hopefully the kids will use this in their reading and writing! My principal loved the idea when I ran it past her. I just want to go ahead and premake a lot of the bingo cards. My first Baby Word Bingo card uses the word "run." They could say dashed, darted, zoomed, etc.!