“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #20 – Try A New Fun & Educational Word Game: SyZyGy!

group-playing-word-gameApril 20, 2011

Tip #20

Do you love our word of the day? Wait for new “Brain Up” posts? Then you should try this word game called “Syzygy”!

Everyone can play:

  • Syzygy is great for up to a dozen players ages 9 and above.  It is fast paced, easy to learn and fun to play.
  • Syzygy is a perfect way to build vocabulary and spelling skills.
  • Syzygy is quick to set up so you can take it on trips or keep it handy for a spur-of-the-moment game.

Each player draws 9 letter tiles from a pool of 304 letter tiles. Someone says “Go” and everyone turns their tiles right side up and begins to construct a crossword puzzle. All words must connect just like a crossword puzzle.

First person to use all 9 tiles says “DRAW” and everyone must draw a new tile from the pool and proceed to add the new tile to their puzzle which may mean rearranging the tiles already placed. Words evolve, the puzzle evolves and when all the tiles are used up, first person to use their last tile yells “DONE”. Everyone must stop. Each player now reads their words so that everyone can see that their puzzle is legitimately constructed. This gives the opportunity for players to learn vocabulary words from each other.

Especially useful when younger children are playing with adults. When the children say their words that they are so very proud of, parents, teachers etc. can monitor the children’s reading and spelling abilities. When the children are corrected they do not feel threatened, as it’s a game! But their vocabulary retention is wonderful. SyZyGy has been tested for 7 years. Excellent for use in ESL classes.

Sold at: TOYS 3
6389 ORCHARD LAKE RD
W BLOOMFIELD, Michigan 48322

To find out more, check out their website.

© 2011 Copyright   Allison Stuart Kaplan  www.Askinyourface.com LLC

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