Common nouns name people, places, animals and things that are not specific. They are not the actual NAMES of people, places, animals or things.
For example, ‘cat’ is a common noun, but the name of the cat, ‘Bambi’ is not a common noun because it names a particular cat.
In the same way, ‘road’ is a common noun, but ‘Grand Trunk Road’ is not a common noun because it names a specific or particular road.
Colours is common noun but ‘Camlin’ names a particular brand of colours and therefore not a common noun.
City is a common noun but ‘Mumbai’ is not a common noun because it names a specific city.
Common nouns are all around us. Look around your house. There is a GATE, a GUARD, a GARDEN, PLANTS, a CAR, a PET, KITCHEN, DINING ROOM, BEDROOM, BATHROOM, TABLE, CHAIR, MOM, DAD etc. These are all common nouns and they are everywhere.
For common nouns worksheets, check this free pack of ‘Common Nouns.’
I will be sharing fun noun games with you. The game I am sharing today is a simple and fun picture sort activity which involves sorting the nouns among person, place, animal and thing.
Cut the strips along the dotted lines.
The person, place, animal and thing strips will be used to sort the noun picture cards in this noun games printable.
There are 6 picture sort card sheets with 6 cards printed on each sheet. That makes it 36 cards in all.
You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these picture cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.
There are nine cards each for person, place, animal and thing. If you are looking for worksheets to complement this common noun games pack, check this pack of ‘Nouns or naming words.’ It is a perfect introductory pack for nouns.
Please note that birds are classified under animals.
Once the children are done sorting the nouns, they can record the nouns on this sheet. This is a tried and tested activity and has been successful in my class each time. Do laminate the cards and you can keep this game for years.
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