Teaching Resource

Using Adjectives to Describe - Pass Around Activity

PDF | 32 pages|Grades: 2 - 5

A set of 32 food sheets to use in a pass around-style adjective activity.

Use this activity when teaching students about adjectives.

How to Complete the Activity:

  • Print out the sheets and give one sheet to each students. Have students sit in a large circle with  their sheet and a pencil.
  • Set a timer for 1–2 minutes. The student will write only one adjective on a line to describe the food.
  • When the timer goes off, all students will pass the paper to the person on their left.
  • The student will write a different adjective on line 2 to describe the food.
  • When the timer goes off, all students will pass the paper again to the person on their left.
  • Continue in this manner until 6 different adjectives have been written on the page and sentences have been written using each of the adjectives listed.

At the end of the activity, review each sheet as a class and discuss which words were stronger than others.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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This has helped my SPED students think of adjectives they normally would not use, plus it is fun! We took it a step further and used the same adjectives in an extension writing piece done on comic book paper complete with illustrations to match the narrative.

Tracy · Nov 2nd, 2018


Hi Tracey,
Thank you for your lovely comment. That is some great thinking there! I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

Kristian · Nov 2nd, 2018

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