sign in

Don’t have an account? Register now.

e-mail address:
password:
  cancel
  Forgot your password?
Click here to be e-mailed a new password.
Adjective Add-On
This creative activity gets kids thinking and writing descriptively! Choose a relatively simple sentence to write on the board and have students copy the sentence onto their own sheets of paper. Then challenge students to add adjectives to the sentence to make it more descriptive. (For example, “The girl walked along the street” might become “The careless girl walked along the busy street” or “The little girl walked along the long, quiet street.”) Call on volunteers to share their revised sentences aloud, or have them draw pictures to go with their sentences. Then compare them to see what a difference a few descriptive words can make!

Here are a few sentences to get you started:
  • My dog has fleas.
  • My brother ate his vegetables.
  • Look at that painting!
  • That goat ate all the corn in the field.
  • The car raced down the road.
  • The zookeeper fed the animals in the zoo.
  • She sang a song and danced in the rain.
  • My dad works in a building.
  • The boy pulled out his wand and cast a spell.
Variation: For older students, encourage them to continue building a story around the sentence to create a whole paragraph. Invite them to compare their stories to illustrate how some editing and a few revisions can enhance the context and meaning of what we write.

more great crafts & activities
Math Social Studies Language arts
Math Monsters
My Fish Counting Book
Practice Makes Perfect
Manipulating Money
Race and Solve
Mapping Mania
more
Famous Person Profile
Papier-Mâché Globe
Time Capsule
Time Line of My Life
Make a School Map
Stringing Together
more
Reading Rainbows
“Let’s Talk About Spring”
Mystery Can

“If We Ran the Zoo” Animal Train Bulletin Board
Lucky Day Sight-Word Game
more
Science Seasonal Just for fun
Butterflies in the Sky Mural
Ladybug Rocks
Spring Sprouts
Flowers Drink Up Spring
Flowerpot
Color-Mixing Leaves
more
Spring
Colorful Kite
Colorful Garden Critters
Fluttery Butterfly
Butterfly Mobile
Terrific Tree
more
Flowerpot Picture Frame
Fun with Bubbles
Froggy Friend
Airplane Magnet
Milk Jug Ball Catcher
Silly Sock Beanbag Pal
more
Classroom fun Special days Multicultural
Who Am I? Photo Puzzle
“All About Me” Tree
A Healthy Picnic
Spring Learning Centers
Flower Bookmark
more
Earth Day
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags
Recycled Robots

Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
May Day Basket
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card

Patriotic Holidays
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat

October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Paper Bag Scarecrows
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Giant Pumpkin
Jack-O’-Lantern

November Holidays
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Turkey Table Toppers
Being Thankful Sunflower
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Plate
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
Turkey Trot Relay Game
“A Festive Feast” Brain Teaser Game
Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
Peppermint Candy Handprint Plates
Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Reindeer
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Party Masks
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine Mobile
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Giant Valentine
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem

March Holidays
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Leprechaun Hunt
more
Pen Pal Project
Papier-Mâché Basket
Papier-Mâché Globe
Family Flag
People Shapes™ Quilt
more
Internet Retailer Hot 100 Award Top 500 Internet Retailer Trustwave Norton Secured PayPal
©2014 Lakeshore Learning Materials. All rights reserved.