A verb is a word that
does an action,
shows a state of being,
links two words together,
or helps another verb.
~ Susan Wise Bauer in First Language Lessons
This is a chant Emma learned in about the second grade. She still chants it today – in the sixth grade – when asked to define a verb. It’s catchy enough that little ones can memorize it as they begin learning about verbs.
This fun unit study will help your little ones become more familiar with action verbs. Inside this fun printable, you will find the following activities:
- A verb “chant” chart
- Action cards – Have students color them, or print them on colored paper. Hold up a card, and have your child act out the action.
- Word search
- Writing prompts
In addition to this frun freebie, your little learners will enjoy these activities as well:
- Parts of Speech Paper Bag Game at Education.com
- Verbs Relay Race at Education.com
- Verb Collage at Fantastic Fifth Grade
- Ideas for Using Action Cards at A Teeny Tiny Teacher
- Animal Action Words at Joyful Learning in KC
Books for Teaching About Verbs:
- It’s Hard to Be a Verb
- Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs
- If You Were a Verb
- To Root, To Toot, To Parachute: What is a Verb?
- Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day
- Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More About Verbs
What is your favorite way to teach little ones about verbs?