Apple Adjective Wheel for Kids


How would you describe an apple?  Maybe you would use the words: delicious, red, and/or hard. 
Explore adjectives with your early elementary student(s) with this interactive adjective wheel.  This fun hands-on language arts activity will help your child learn about adjectives!

adjective activity for kids
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Prior to a little mini summer break, my son was working on finishing up Preparing to Build 2nd Grade Grammar Curriculum by Rod and Staff.  We've explored sentences vs. phrase, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.  Of all the concepts, adjectives seem to be the trickiest to understand, so as we jump back into our curriculum to finish and move onto the next book, we joined in with some Blogging Buddies to explore adjectives with this week's Apple Theme.

What is an Adjective?

An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun.  An adjective often answers the question(s):
  • What kind?
  • How many?
It describes how something looks, feels, and tastes; we often use one of our five senses to help us answer those questions.  

Adjectives play an important role in a sentence.  Some examples of adjectives are:
  • yellow
  • thin
  • tall
  • seven
  • young 
  • friendly
To help your child understand adjectives, it may be helpful to print out a list that sorts the words into different ways to classify or describe something.  Check out this helpful list of adjectives

So the question now is, how do you or I teach adjectives to kids?

Make an Adjective Wheel!

Adjective Activity for Kids


After a little lesson on adjectives, show your child an apple.  Ask your child, "How would you describe this apple to me?" 

What does it look like?  Talk about the shape, color, and size.
What does it feel like?  Describe the texture of the apple.
What does it taste like?  Is the apple sweet or sour?

With these tangible questions, your child should be able to use his/her five senses to come up with words that describe the apple.  

Use those words to make this apple craft; it's s fun, hands-on way to explore adjectives!

adjective activity for kids

How To Make An Adjective Wheel

  • To prep this activity, I cut out an apple shape from red construction paper, leaf from the green paper, and a stem from the brown construction paper.  
  • Cut a rectangle out of the apple. 
  • Cut a large circle out of the white construction paper.  
  • Place the white paper underneath the apple and place a brad into the red and white papers to keep them together.
  • Have your student glue the leaf and stem onto the apple shape.

Talk about adjectives and how they are used to describe a nouns-- in this case, we will be describing an apple.

I had my son write, "This apple is" to the right of the rectangle shape I cut out of the apple.  Now we have created a fill-in-the-blank type activity all about adjectives.  {note to self: it would have been easier to put the rectangle in the middle of the apple}.  

Finish the activity by completing the sentence, "This apple is....." by filling the blank with an adjective!

He wrote:
This apple is red.
This apple is cold.
This apple is yummy.
This apple is wet.

teach adjectives to kids with this Adjective Wheel Activity

So how would you describe an apple?  Set up this hands-on activity to teach adjectives to your children!

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