Play to Practice Nouns and Adjectives

I’ve posted many games that focus on nouns and adjectives.  This is a speaking game and probably the most challenging.  However, it’s still fun for the kids and works best if played after the following games

Word Scramblers using adjectives

three nouns-one adjective

One Adjective-Many Nouns.

three nouns-one adjective

Short Video

Here’s a short 3 minute video that introduces adjectives and nouns.

Common Core State Standards

NOTE:  This game can address the following Common Core Standards: L.K.1.B, L.K.1.C and L.2.1.B

Name 3 Nouns

A student stands at the front of the room.  The, he/she has to name at least three nouns that ONE adjective describes.  For example, sun, banana and lemon are the nouns.  The one adjective is yellow.

a student names three nouns

Guess the ONE Adjective

Next, students from the group try to guess the adjective.

The student speaking has to choose a student who is seated, quiet and has his/her hand up to guess the adjective.

Whichever student guesses correctly, takes the next turn.

Because this game is more challenging, it may be helpful to divide the group into pairs and have partners work together to choose an adjective and then list 3-5 nouns that it describes.

If your class is focusing on specific adjectives, you could assign one of those adjectives to each pair.

Continue play until everyone has had a turn or the allotted time runs out!

Print the Instructions

Here are the instructions for you to print out and use.

Writing Prompts

We played this game after writing the following prompts:

Leopard-A to Z Poem

Valiha-A to Z Poem

All About Me!-Diamond Poem