Kindergarten - Describing People, Places And Things

Listening and Speaking
Describing people, places and things
Describe people, places, things, locations, and actions
Be able to use descriptive words correctly. Use adjectives to describe people, places, things, and locations. Be able to identify nouns. Use adverbs to describe actions. Be able to identify verbs. Understand where to place descriptive words in a sentence.

Sample Problems


Describe your favorite toy.


Name the descriptive word in the following sentence: “The hot soup burned my tongue.”


Name the descriptive word in the following sentence: “The dog ran quickly.”

Learning Tips


Practice identifying nouns with your child. A noun is generally identified as a person, place, or thing. It is sometimes a bit tricky trying to think of nouns so use books, magazines, newspapers to help jog your memories. After a while it will be much easier to think of nouns.

Ex. doctor, bus driver, teacher, Mom, Dad, police officer

Park, movie theater, school, library, store

Dog, table, tooth fairy


Words that describe nouns are known as adjectives. Use a simple single adjective to describe a noun. Find something in your home to describe. Make it something that can have several adjectives.

Ex. table- red table, wooden table, big table

Notice how the adjectives come before the noun. How this to your child. This in NOT ALWAYS the case. However, to begin using descriptive words, follow the pattern of using them before the noun.


To describe a location, we generally use landmarks. To practice this, you and your child should do a few examples together. Words used to describe locations are called prepositions.

Ex. Put a toy under a table.

Both you and your child will describe the toys location with respect to the table. “The toy is under the table. It is near the middle of the table.”

Try describing the location of stationary objects in your home.

Ex. The refrigerator is in the kitchen.


To describe an action is a bit different from describing a noun. The descriptive words are called adverbs.

Ex. The boy ran quickly.

Notice that the adverb comes after the verb. Again this may not always be the case. Try a few more examples of describing verbs.

Ex. The little girl smiled nicely.

Extra Help Problems


Fill in the blank with a descriptive word.

A _____ cat chased a bird.


Many _____ clowns tumbled out of the car.


The girl lost her _____ shoe.


The _____ house had a ____ door.


The children laughed ________.


The kid jumped ______.


A baby clapped ______.


The pillow is ___ the bed.


I am __ the car.


My shoes are _____ the couch.


Put the paper ____ the desk.


The park is ___ to my home.


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