Parts of Speech ~ Verbs

Ten Ideas for Teaching Verbs

Check out these ten ideas for teaching verbs. Activities include games, printables, books, videos, classroom displays and more.


It’s a verb. It’s a verb.

I. It’s an action word.

You can do it. You can do it.

It’s a verb.

#1 Verbs Free Downloadable Game Download the “Trio Tenses Matching Game.”

Verb Blog Post with Many Ideas for Teaching Verbs + Free Printables

#2 Posters

Download a free verb poster or banner at Teaching Ideas.

Click on the image below to download the pdf version of these verb posters.

Free Printable Verb Posters

#3 Verb Charades

Free Download

Verb Charades

#4 Verb PowerPoints

Verb PowerPoints

#5 Teaching Verbs with Picture Books

Picture Books for Teaching Verbs

#6 YouTube Videos

YouTube has a number of videos on verbs. Try “Verbs” from Schoolhouse Rock.

Here are a few links to help you find lessons and practice pages:


#7 Printable Practice Pages

#8 Online Games

Online Game Verb Power

Online Game Grammar Ninja

Online Quizzes by Grade Level

Online Game - Snowland of Verbs and Contractions

Online Game - Verbs in Space

Online Game - Verb Viper

#9 BrainPop

BrainPop is always a hit with students. Here’s the link to the verb page:

Verbs on BrainPop

#10 Noun, Verb, or Adjective [Using Response Cards]

Can you Identify the Parts of Speech? – At this website, fifty practice sentences are provided. The teacher reads one sentence at a time and then names one word from the sentence. Students use response cards to tell if the word is a noun, verb, or adjective.

If you need additional materials to teach interjections, you may want to take a look at Grammar or Interactive Grammar Organizers.

Interactive Grammar Organizers

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