ANTS PICNIC is a fun way to practice helping verb usage. 

You'll need these game pieces:  gameboard, tokens, dice, question cards

Game Pieces:

  1. Locate the ANTS PICNIC gameboard and tokens (http://classroom.jc-schools.net/games/ants.pdf).  Print these.  Cut out the tokens. 

  2. Locate and print the question cards and answer key. (http://classroom.jc-schools.net/la/activities/helpverbsent.pdf).  Cut the card apart.  Save the answer key as a reference.

Note:  You may want to laminate the game and game pieces if you plan to reuse.

Game Directions:  Players roll the die, take a card, answer the question correctly and move the number of dots on the die.  Other players can check the answer by using the answer key.  First player to reach the end of the game wins.  Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, and fourth place.