Suffixes and prefixes allow children to get derived words. They can be very fun if you play with them. Here you have an original idea to teach children to use prefixes and suffixes in a fun and entertaining way. How to explain prefixes and suffixes to children - The prefix is a particle that joins a
Suffixes and prefixes allow children to get derived words. They can be very fun if you play with them. Here you have an original idea to teach children to use prefixes and suffixes in a fun and entertaining way.
How to explain prefixes and suffixes to children
- The prefix is a particle that joins a word or a base to form derivative words at the end of the word. Among the most common: A, an, ante, anti, bi, bis, de, co, with, against, des, in, between, ex, extra, hemi, hyper, hiccup, im, in, inter, pre, post , re, sub, tele, super, ultra. For example: Great-grandfather, choppy, impossible, underwater, extraordinary, etc.
- When they go to the end of the word they are called Suffixes, and among them are aumenta the augitive, diminutive or derogatory suffixes : Azo, ón, ote, ito, ita, illo, illa, ico, ica, aco, acho, ajo, astro, ucho (puppy, big, town, bed, skinny, etc.); The substantive suffixes: Aje, old, ante, al, ar, ario, tion, dad, eda, eria, ero, ez, ista, ura (Swell, merchant, calendar, brevity, alarm clock, grove, bandit , trapeze, sweetness, etc.); The suffixes adjectives:Able, ible, ado, gone, year, al, ar, teach, eño, iento, il, ino, izo, oso, udo (Friendly, lucky, Murcian, aquiline, juvenile, canine, leaden , sweet, bony, etc) andthe verb suffixes: Ear, ecer, ificar, izar (Walk, dawn, identify, channel, etc).Game with prefixes and suffixes for children We propose you to play with children with 'Rescuers of prefixes and suffixes'. First it would be good if you told this story:
'In the realm of words, there was once a gale so strong, that it destroyed the houses of derived words, that of prefixes and suffixes, and only remained standing the walls of buildings. The words, which flew out of their houses went to the "FOREST OF SILENCE" and there they were very sad, quiet and totally disoriented without knowing how to return to their homes, until one day their rescuers arrived.
1. We will tell you that they will be "THE RESCATORS" , and they will take care of taking you word for word back to your home and, in addition,
they will build a new one
so that they will have a home and be as happy as they were before. 2."THE FOREST OF SILENCE" , (may be a large table, a box adorned with trees and plants, an area in the garden, etc.) will be filled with cards with derived words in which the prefix and the Suffix will be highlighted in another color. Por 3. On the other hand we will draw the contour of two large houses
in the waxed of the class, (or in the area that the supervisor of the game wishes, it can be on a blank wall with colored paper, a garden tree and that they are hanging leaves or fruits, etc.) one will be the house of the prefixes and the other the one of the suffixes (we will put some signs under each one of them so that they do not make mistakes). 4. For the children to see the dynamics of the game, the first card can be chosen by the teacher (or parents).5. Each child
should choose at random and respecting his / her turn a card from the 'forest of silence' and will find out if it contains a prefix or a suffix. Once the doubts are clarified if there are any, they will recite aloud: As my name prefixes
I always get in front of me,
and if you know me well you will find my house instantly.(And will place your card next to the house prefixes).
As my name is suffix
I always put myself at the end,
and if you know me well
you will find my house the same.
(And he will place his card next to the house of the suffixes).
6. Once the word is correctly placed next to the corresponding house, either the prefixes or suffixes, each child
draw the part of it you want,
for example, a window, the fireplace, the door, a flower in the garden, the sun, etc. in reward for its good work. In the following rounds, (we can extend the game what we want), they can color the two houses equally as they place the words in their place. We will also make some beautiful new signs that we will put on the top with the name of each one. Al 7. At the end of the game,
the prefixes and suffixes will have a nice house
thanks to the knowledge, collaboration and imagination of 'the rescuers', that is to say of all the children and to celebrate it we can have a party and some pictures before the two beautiful houses so that they remain in everyone's memory. Also with this game you will learn values such as solidarity and cooperation so important in life.
To finish I leave you a thought of Mateo Alemán
(1547-1613). Spanish novelist. 'Help in need, even if it is little, helps a lot'.