Slider Word Game


Let’s go sliding! Build vocabulary. Learn parts of speech. Practice spelling words. Create colorful sliders and play with words!


1. Try this fun way to build your vocabulary. Or practice spelling words. You’ll even learn parts of speech.

2. Design your slider. Sliders can be any shape you can imagine---maybe a dinosaur, a train, or a trampoline. Sketch ideas for your slider with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. To make your slider long enough for a complete sentence, you may need two or more pieces of paper. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to hold the pieces together.

3. Color your slider with Crayola Washable Markers.

4. Write a sentence. Using a Crayola Fine Tip Marker, write a sentence on your slider with space for at least one missing word (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, or prepositional phrase).

5. Draw two lines, one above the other, where the missing word goes. Fold the paper gently, perpendicular to the lines, and cut slits with Crayola Scissors.

6. Accent your slider with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry the glue.

7. Make word strips. Cut long strips of paper slightly narrower than your slider’s slits.

8. Divide word strips into sections with different background colors. Write one word in each section to complete the sentence you wrote on your slider.

9. Insert the word strips from the back of the slider through the slits. You’re ready to go sliding!

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Glitter Glue— WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Not for use on skin.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • For sturdier sliders, use posterboard or recycled file folders.
  • Younger students and those with special needs might start with one missing-word strip of nouns as subjects in a sentence. Increase the difficulty of the sliders as children’s language skills improve.
  • Ask small groups of students to write a whole story with sliders. Use strips to change the plot or characters.
  • Encourage students to exchange sliders with each other, to make new sliders as they think of new words, and to organize their sliders by parts of speech.
  • Use this same technique to create a math game. Instead of writing a sentence on the slider, write an addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division fact. Use a number strip to find the correct answer.

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crayola supplies
  • Fine Line Markers
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Glitter Glue
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper



  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Special Needs


  • Language Arts
  • Visual Arts


  • 30 to 60 minutes


  • Students learn the rules and usage of one or more of the eight parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, adverbs, interjections, pronouns, and conjunctions.

  • Students realize that learning about parts of speech and building their vocabulary are related to proper sentence structure and creative writing.

  • Students create a slider to review various parts of speech, spelling words, or vocabulary words.


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