7 Verb Worksheets: Printable Activities to Teach Verbs
As you may already know, verbs are simply “doing” or “action” words. And verbs are important part of speech in the English. In these 7 verb worksheets, we touch on the various types of verbs in the English language.
For example, we introduce verb conjugation with present simple verbs and daily routines. Next, we challenge students a bit with the irregular past tense form.
Then, we introduce the topic of helping and linking verbs with two separate exercises where they have to find these types of verbs
Finally, we suggest a couple of verb activities that are fun and challenging for students. Even though these verb games are common for children, they do teach a form of a verb.
1 Daily Routines Worksheet – Present Verb Tense
First, put students in pairs. Next, they review each of the daily routine examples in the worksheet. Using the present verb tense, they ask each other what their daily routines are?
For example, do they wash their hands every day? Can they think of other daily routines they have? How about weekly or monthly routines?
2 Irregular Past Tense Verbs Worksheet
First, students have to complete the sentence by conjugating the verb in the Irregular Past Tense Verbs Worksheet. At the end of each sentence, it has the verb they have to use.
After completing this, they have to match each sentence with the image below. Simply, they have to write the number in the box. Finally, can they think of any other irregular verbs? In pairs, they can write a list of other irregular past tense verbs on a separate piece of paper.
3 Helping Verbs Worksheet
Generally, we use helping verbs to compliment action verbs. For the majority of the time, the helping been goes before the action verb.
For example, in the sentence “he should listen in class” – “should” is the helping verb and “listen” is the action verb.
4 Linking Verbs Worksheet
Linking verbs do not show actions. Instead they link a subject to a noun or adjective in a sentence.
For example, in the sentence “I feel sick”, the linking verb “feel” connects to the adjective “sick”. And the subject in the sentence is “I”.
5 Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
As you may know, transitive verbs act on an object. For example, in the sentence “he played the piano”, the verb “played” corresponds to the object “the piano”.
But for intransitive verbs, these types of verbs don’t relate to any objects. For example, in the sentence “she slept all day”, the verb “slept” doesn’t coincide with any type of object.
So let’s put these concepts into practice with this transitive and intransitive verbs worksheet. Is it a transitive verb (T) or intransitive verb (I)?
6 Imperatives: Simon Says
But if you say “Simon says touch your nose”, students should actually touch their nose. This is how to play Simon Says.
If you’re looking for Simon Says ideas, we have provided a worksheet below that you can use. For example, students can touch their nose, jump up and down and run in a circle.
7 Action Verbs Charades
Because introverted students don’t like to come out of their shell and act alone, this is why we’ve created group charades. Suddenly, for group charades introverts become extroverts and they’re much more likely to be more relaxed and play as a group.
Typically, you split the class into several groups depending on class size. For example, if you have 30 students, make 6 groups of five. Rather than one person acting out, the entire group acts it out and one person guesses. In the group charades worksheet, there are tons of ideas to get started.
Of course, this is an alternative to charades for kids. In most cases, normal charades works out just fine!
How to Teach “Doing” or “Action Words”
These 7 verb worksheets teach “doing” or “action words” and help students formulate sentences.
Whether it’s verb conjugation with present simple, imperatives or past tense, they are challenging enough to keep students engages in learning verbs.
In addition, some of these verb worksheets include activities to get your students up and moving while teaching an important grammar point. All you have to do is remind them what it is.
If you like these verb worksheets, make sure to check out our adverb worksheets which are words that describe verbs.