I am a huge grammar nerd. I’ve always loved learning about language and how we use it.
My oldest is a fellow ELA junkie, but my middle kids are…less enthusiastic about learning the rules of lexicon. Plus, I just wanted to make a basic ELA lesson more fun, especially for our rising second grader.
So we came up with this hands-on parts of speech sorting activity: Snow Globe Grammar! This is a perfect way to introduce different parts of speech to young learners – with a fun winter theme.
If you use literacy centers, this would be an excellent prep and reuse activity. Or if you wanted to make it into a one-time lesson, you could use it as a cut-and-paste activity for early grades.
Read on to see how to get your copy of this parts of speech sorting lesson! And, if you’d like more practice with ELA and foreign language, don’t miss our printable Spanish verb flashcards!
Snow Globe Grammar: Parts of Speech Sorting Activity
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Child-safe scissors
- Glue stick
- Laminator (optional)
- Hook and loop sticky dots (optional)
This activity includes sorting mats for three of the basic parts of speech: nouns, verbs, and adjectives – two sets for each.
Two parts of speech cards are included, which feature winter-themed words (24 in all).
If you’d like to use this activity once, you can have students cut out the parts of speech cards and glue them on the correct mat.
If you’d like to use it over and over, just laminate the mats and the parts of speech cards. Then add hook-and-loop dots to the mats and the backs of the parts of speech cards.
Kids can place the cards on the correct sorting mat and then remove them for use with the next student!
If you introduce one part of speech per lesson, just cut out the cards and introduce the nouns in one lesson, the verbs in another, and the adjectives in another.
Let students sort them for themselves to review at the end of the week!
A full answer key is included.
Plus, there’s a line art version if you need to save on ink. Or if you just want to let the kids color the pictures on their own!
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