Why Teach Verbs?
Verbs are the action words that describe what a person is doing, such as eating, sleeping and drinking. They are crucial for the formation of sentences. In fact, every sentence has at least one verb.
Many students find it difficult to learn and use verbs. One of the reasons is that verbs are more abstract that nouns (objects and people). Another is that they differ depending on the tense, be it past, present and future (such as drank, drinking and drink). A sound understanding and use of verbs is a vital part of early learning and language development.
We’ve chosen 80 commonly used verbs. These are sold as 2 sets.
What’s included in each set
Each set contains 40 real life images of people engaging in a range of actions that are relevant to everyday life.
Verbs Volume 1:
Bouncing, brushing teeth, building, carrying, climbing, crawling, crying, cutting, dancing, digging, drawing, drinking, driving, drying, eating, hugging, jumping, kicking, kissing, laughing, mowing, painting, playing, pushing, reading, riding, running, singing, sitting, skipping, sleeping, sliding, sneezing, sweeping, swimming, throwing, waving, whispering and yawning.
Verbs Volume 2:
Blowing, brushing, catching, cheering, chopping, clapping, cooking, diving, dressing, falling, fishing, gardening, gliding, hammering, hitting, hopping, hurdling, ice skating, knitting, listening, pulling, raking, rollerblading, rowing, sawing, sewing, shopping, skiing, skydiving, slicing, snorkelling, stretching, sucking, surfing, threading, typing, washing, watering, wiping and writing.
Two activity examples are shown below.
This is a simple activity that requires the student to touch a verb flashcard when asked to do so.
Place 4 verb cards on the table.
Example: Carrying, eating, playing and sliding.
Ask the student to “Touch (verb).”
Example: “Touch eating.”
The student is expected to touch the ‘eating’ card.
Prompting for success
If the student is struggling, gently guide their hand to touch the correct card and state the name of the verb (Say “Eating”)
This is a simple activity that requires the student to say the name of the verb.
Show a series of cards to the student (one by one).
Example: Running, singing, eating and carrying. .
Ask the student “What is the person doing?”
The student is expected the name the verb (eg “Running”)
Prompting for success
If the student is struggling to name the cards, place 4 cards on the table, point to each one and name them. Then point to the cards again and have the student name them.,
Free Download: Flashcard Activity Guides
Take the guess work out of how to use the cards by following our activity guides. With simple, step-by-step advice and helpful pictures, they’ve been designed so that you get the most out of the cards and out of each lesson with your student. Feel purposeful, organised and confident whilst you teach.
Verbs buying options
Purchase the Verbs flashcards separately or as part of a larger language pack.
Verbs Vol 1
Our single set option with 40 different verbs cards. You can find our complete list of actions for Verbs Vol 1 here.
Verbs Vol 2
Our second single set option. Also with 40 action cards in a single box. Click here for the complete list of actions in Verbs Vol 2.
Offering great value, here are our two Verbs Sets sold together. There are 80 verbs cards in total. Each card is a different action.
Language Flashcard Set
Our five sets in one box option. Consisting of Verbs Vol 1, Categories, Go Togethers, Emotions Vol 1 and Prepositions. With dividers that carefully separate each set and help you to stay organised.
Language Flashcard Library
Our eight sets in one box option. Consisting of Verbs Vol 1 and 2, Emotions Vol 1 and 2, Categories, Go Togethers, Opposites and Prepositions. Purchase this product and our Nouns Set to buy our entire range.