What Are Proper Nouns?

Proper nouns are used to give common nouns a specific or particular name. They start with a capital letter. E.g. Boy is a common noun. John is a proper noun.

Activity 1:

Can you come up with any proper nouns to match these common nouns?

Activity 2:

Play Common and Proper Noun Bingo. Take turns calling out either ‘proper’ or ‘common’, and put a counter on a correct square each time. The winner is the first person to get four in a row. You can then colour in your game board using blue for common nouns and red for proper nouns.

Activity 3:

Click to play Noun Dunk.

Riddles: What Am I?

This week, we are going to try and put everything we’ve learned about nouns, verbs and adjectives together. Look at these riddles:

Now see if you can make one up on your own! It can be about an animal, a thing, a person or even a place.

Write three clues on a piece of paper, and draw your answer below it. Don’t forget to send your riddle to your teacher by Thursday.

Extension: If you would like to challenge yourself, see if you can type out your riddle on the computer and email it to your teacher. You might need to ask mum or dad for help with setting it up!

What Are Nouns?

Nouns can be identified as a person, place or thing/animal. We must be able to see it, touch it, feel it and/or smell it. These types of nouns are also sometimes called common nouns.

Activity 1:

See you if you can sort these nouns into their correct categories.

Activity 2:

Click on the link to play Noun Jumper.

Activity 3:

Pick a page in a book or magazine. How many nouns can you find? Write them down on your whiteboard.