Throughout the day when I have a few minutes to spare before recess or before dismissal, I pull out a book of Mad Libs. My kiddos love them and it is a great way to practice grammar skills. They BEG to do Mad Libs. To make it a bit more interactive for all, I ask the category and tell them all to think of an answer, and put their thumb up when they have one. I then pull a stick or randomly call on them to answer. They have gotten really good at explaining to each other what verbs, plural nouns, adverbs, adjectives, and nouns are.
Now, they beg to be the Mad Libs readers:
What fun things do you do with those "extra pockets of time" ?