Growing Grammar Skills

Grammar Garden Activity

Nouns. Pronouns. Adjectives. Verbs. Are you looking for a creative grammar exercise that won't bore your students to tears? Try our fun Grammar Garden activity to help your students grow their grammar skills! Read on to find out more!

What's not to love about a free printable activity that teaches kids about grammar and is actually fun?! We've put together a simple, creative exercise that will help your students practice basic parts of speech in a context that is easy for them to understand. This activity is ideal for first, second, third, and fourth grade learners.

To do the Grammar Garden activity with your students, first you'll need to print out the Grammar Garden PDF file. Be sure to provide a copy of the Grammar Garden Picture and Parts of Speech Table to each of your students. You can choose either a black and white version or a full color version

Parts of Speech Activity
Basic Grammar Activity

Before the activity begins, you will need to decide how many words in each part of speech category your students will be responsible for labeling on their Grammar Garden picture. (We recommend three words for each part of speech.) Here's how the activity works:

Students will choose three nouns, three verbs, three pronouns, and three adjectives to label their Grammar Garden. Here's an example: 

Creative Grammar Exercise

This student used words from each part of speech to identify what he saw in the picture. Here's another example: 

Creative Parts of Speech Exercise

Another student used completely different words from each part of speech to identify what he saw in the picture. Both students would be correct!

In addition to labeling the Grammar Garden picture, the student should fill out his Parts of Speech Table with the nouns, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives he used. By sorting the words into the table correctly, the student demonstrates his understanding of each part of speech. 

You can modify this activity to meet the needs of your students in a variety of ways:

  • Challenge advanced students by increasing the number of words required for each part of speech.
  • Encourage advanced students to think outside the box by requiring them to label other parts of speech, such as prepositions and interjections.
  • Walk through the activity together as a class to make it easier for young learners to understand. 
  • Do the activity in pairs so students can help each other brainstorm words for each category. 

After you've tried out this free printable grammar activity with your class, be sure to drop us a line in the comment section below to let us know how it went! Then browse through the variety of topics in our Grammar Worksheets collection! 

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