Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Making Grammar Fun! -- Adjective Pumpkins!

We have been studying nouns, verbs and adjectives for about 5 weeks now. I'm sure most of you have been, too. We have the whole a noun is a person, a place or a thing down! (SCORE!)

We get verbs. A verb, a verb, you do it, do it, DO IT!!  (DOUBLE SCORE!)

(yes, we sing and chant these!!)

Yet, we have been struggling with adjectives. My littles "get" the concept yet they have a hard time coming up with actual adjectives when describing things. Sometimes we are right on the money. Yet, other times, we come with similes, metaphors, comparisons.... and the like. 

However, we (finally!!!) are starting to get it! 

Today we did this amazing craftivity from Kelley Dolling over at the Teacher Idea Factory!

  Sour Apple Studio 

She made this rockin' pack called Adjective Pumpkins!

We started the mini lesson reviewing nouns, verbs and adjectives and then came up with adjectives to describe the pumpkins on this anchor chart. (By golly they LOVED this one and GOT IT!) 

Then I introduced the craftivity! The kids each got to pick an adjective for a pumpkin that they were going to create. They were SO excited! I let them take a piece of orange paper, black and green and let them get their creative juices flowing. 

(The conversations at this point were great. "I'm making an EVIL pumpkin!" "How are you going to make it look evil?" "OH! Your pumpkin must be CUTE!! It is sooooo cute!!" )

Then my class wrote sentences about their pumpkins! 

And then I hung them up on our bulletin board! 

If you want to grab this craftivity, head over to Kelley's TpT store. I promise you, it was a HUGE hit in my class!! I'm sure your students will love it, too!! 


  1. Girl . . . you made my night. It is so fun to see lessons working in classes other than your own. Thanks so much for posting this! Hugs!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  2. I agree! Kelley's activity really helps to make learning adjectives fun and meaningful. Looks like your students did an excellent job!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter