Here are four fun adjective activities that are designed to be used when you are introducing or exploring the concept of adjectives.
Noun and Adjective Match
Students draw lines to match an adjective with a noun. All the adjectives can be used with all the nouns. Because there is no "right" answer your students will be able to explore different combinations.
Another twist is to let your students cut the words out, match them up and then glue them into their workbooks. The process of being able to physically move the words around will make it easier for them to try all the possible variations.
If you want more adjective activities:
Use some or all of the word sets in a sentence or even a short story.
Write a list of nouns and adjectives on the board to match. Get the students to give suggestions.
Glue one of the word sets to the bottom of an A4 piece of paper or a page in a workbook. Draw a picture to go with it.
Kings, Queens, Super Heroes and Fairies
Print on thin card and then cut out and glue together. Or print on paper and glue onto a large piece of colored paper.
Add a crown and you have the King or Queen of Adjectives. Add a cape and you have Super Adjective Boy or Girl. Add wings and you have the Adjective Fairy (don't forget the glitter!).
1. Make the king or queen of adjectives version. Challenge your students to see who is the class King or Queen of Adjectives through a series of tests and activities until a winner is revealed. Write as many adjectives down as you can in 3 minutes. Write an adjective for every letter of the alphabet - a point for every original word. Make a poster explaining what an adjective is. Contribute to a class wall of adjectives.
2. Make the super or fairy adjectives. Print out one larger A3 size version. Put on a class wall up high with all the smaller ones flying behind.
3. Glue any version onto a large piece of colored paper and then glue small rectangles of paper with adjectives written on them all around it. Challenge your students to fill it up!
Here are four adjective bracelets.
Cut them out, color them in and then use glue (or sticky tape) to attach them.
If your students are really enjoying this activity, give them some colored paper and let them design their own. They could design ones filled with adjectives for a friend, a parent or even a pet.
Get your students to color in this huge eye while they think of adjectives that could be used to describe a giant. How about humongous, thundering and bone-rattling to get them started?
Get them to draw a giant's nose, mouth, tooth or toenail and they'll be able to think of even more.
Want more prompts? Get your students to draw a page filled with buzzing flies, wriggly worms or a school of fish.