This Noun Sorting activity is similar to the Noun and Verb Sorting Activity. Since my son isn’t the biggest fan of writing, this is a great cut and paste activity for him!
This cut and paste activity focuses on classifying types of nouns. A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.
It’s nice when I can offer my children a change of pace from their regular written work, and this activity is just perfect for that!
Note: This post was originally published way back in November 2012! Almost 10 years ago! It remains one of the top 10 downloaded activities here at Mama’s Learning Corner. I have updated it with fresh new fonts and layout.
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Noun 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.
If you will use this Noun Sorting Activity multiple times, it is helpful to print it on cardstock. Colored cardstock makes it even more fun! I find that any time I can offer a change of pace to our homeschool, it is met with delight!
✔ Encourage your child to memorize the definitions of the Parts of Speech. I have found that the more memorization I require in the early years, the more fruit I see in the later years. ❤
There are a variety of ways to use this activity. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1.) Use this as intended—simply sort the nouns according to the correct classification.
2.) Some of the words are more difficult to spell, such as ‘courage’ or ‘neighbor.’ Use this as an opportunity to work on phonics!
My older children could read much better than they could spell, so explicit phonics instruction was always needed.
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4.) Identify the compound nouns and review the way to separate them into syllables.
5.) There are several proper nouns used. After teaching common versus proper nouns, identify the places on a globe.
6.) Have your child use each word appropriately in a sentence. The sillier the better!
7.) Choose 10-12 words for the day’s copywork.
8.) Download my free Parts of Speech Recitation and expand this even more.
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