This Noun and Verb Sorting Activity is a fun way to practice parts of speech! This cut and paste-style activity is a welcome change of pace from regular grammar worksheets.
We use this activity to reinforce correct identification of nouns and verbs. My son isn’t a fan of writing, so this is a good alternative for him.
Note: This post was originally published way back in February 2012! 10 years ago! It remains one of the top 5 downloaded activities here at Mama’s Learning Corner. I have updated it with fresh new fonts and layout.
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Noun and Verb Sorting Activity
When printing, note that you might need to print the sorting page 1-3 times, depending upon how many of the words your child will sort.
If you choose not to glue and just place them on the paper, you will only need one of the sorting pages.
I created many words to sort, but please do not have your child complete them all in one sitting.
My child would use this over several days until the whole stack was sorted. We also would pull this activity back out a few times over the course of a month or two for reinforcement.
There are a multitude of ways to use this activity. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
— Use this as intended—simply sort the nouns on the left column and the verbs in the right column.
— Some of the words are more difficult to spell, such as ‘trapeze’ or ‘shriek.’ Use this as an opportunity to work on phonics!
My older children could read much better than they could spell, so phonics instruction was always needed.
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— Have your child use each word appropriately in a sentence. The sillier the better!
— Choose 10-12 words for the day’s copywork.
— Download my free Parts of Speech Recitation and expand this activity even more.
If you have younger ones at home, this is a great cutting activity. Have the younger ones cut out the words and the older ones match!
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This is great, thanks!
Thanks! This was just what I needed for todays lesson on noun/verb sorting!!! God Bless!
A lot of these words can be both noun and verb – is that supposed to be the point? (eg: face, run, dress, dance, block, scream…)
Claire – good question. I intentionally chose several words that could be both.
My son has completed these sheets several times over the course of the year as we review. When he comes across a word that can be used as both a noun and a verb, he sets it off to the side.
When he’s finished gluing, we usually have a small pile of those words that can be both. He and I alternate choosing one of the leftover words and then using that word in a sentence. He then glues it in the correct column based on the context of the sentence.
His favorite part, by far, is the end when we each call out sentences using the leftover words. It turns it into a game!
Thanks for asking! -Lauren
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Sure thing, Lauren! Glad you are able to use some of the printables here at Mama’s. 🙂
I’m glad you can use it, Brandi! Thanks for reading at Mama’s today! 🙂